Published on May 11th, 20120
How to make a homemade Lasagne
- 9 Lasagne Pasta Sheets
- 1 Jar of Pasta Sauce – any of your choice
- 1 lb. of ground beef
- 8 oz. mozarella cheese
- 16 oz. ricotta cheese
- Parmesan/Romano Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
Slice or break the mozzarella cheese into thin slices using a cheese slicer or your hands.
Boil the lasagne pasta sheets in a very large pot. You’ll need 9 noodles per pan. It is usually better to prepare a dozen in case some of them rip or fall apart. That way you can be sure to use whole noodles. Once the pasta sheets are cooked, run cool water through the pot until it is safe enough that you can pull the pasta sheets out of the pot with your hands. You don’t want to burn yourself.
While the pasta sheets are cooking, brown the pound of ground beef in a large skillet. You’ll want to remove the cooked meat with a spoon with holes so that most of the fat will not go in the lasagna.
Once you have all the ingredients prepared, you are ready to construct the lasagna. The images above show this process step-by-step:
- Pour a thin coating of sauce into the non-stick lasagna pan.
- Now, add a layer of pasta sheets.
- On top of the pasta sheets, you’ll want to add half the ricotta cheese, a layer of mozzarella, half the meat, and some more sauce.
- Repeat Step 2.
- Repeat Step 3.
- Repeat Step 2.
- Now, add some more sauce, and top it with some more mozzarella cheese.
- Cover the pan with foil. Be sure to use the shiny side of the foil on the inside.
- Bake the lasagna at 350 degrees covered for one hour.
- Allow the lasagna to cool, then slice it and enjoy.
- The lasagna will taste even better the next day. As I mentioned above, it only takes a few minutes longer to bake two at a time, so I highly recommend that you do.