Friday, January 15, 2021

Gwen's Lasagna

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • Sauce
    • 1 1/2 ground beef
    • 1/2 cup chopped onions
    • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1 can (29 oz.) tomato sauce
    • 1 can (18 oz.) tomato paste
  • 9-12 lasagna noodles
  • Cheese Mixture
    • 1 lb. ricotta cheese
    • 1/2 lb. Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 2 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. For the sauce, brown the beef and onions in a large skillet.  Drain off the excess fat.
  2. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer for 60 minutes, stirring frequently.l
  3. Cook the noodles al dente according to package directions.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, and parsley.
  5. In a 9x13" casserole dish, put down one layer of noodles.  Top with 1/3 of the meat sauce and 1/2 of the cheese mixture.
  6. Put on another layer of noodles, followed by 1/3 of the meat sauce and 1/2 of the cheese mixture.
  7. Put on the final layer of noodles, followed by the remaining 1/3 of the meat sauce.  Sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.  Let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.








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