Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Simple Lasagna

Mmm. I think we all crave a good cheesy lasagna every now and again. My flatmates had just brought back two huge lasagnas in a row from home, and I decided to make my own. The one problem with lasagna is that they come in huge boxes of like 20+ noodles, and you can never use them all up, without having to buy another box. This recipe is really quick for a lasagna recipe. Makes a 9x9 pan.

  • 8 Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 T ketchup
  • 1 T mixed herbs
  • 2 T fresh parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups store-bought pasta sauce
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  1. Start off by soaking the lasagna noodles in hot water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the ground beef with the ketchup, herbs, parsley, and salt and pepper. 
  3. Brown the beef mixture with the onion in a frying pan for about 7 minutes until the meat gets dark, and the pan is full of juices.
  4. Place four of the lasagna noodles in a layer on the bottom of your lasagna pan.
  5. Spread half the ricotta cheese on the noodles, and then half the meat fry. Top with 2 cups of pasta sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients
  7. Top the entire thing with the tomato slices and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

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