January 23, 2013

Simple Lasagna

Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes that I make a few times throughout the year when I have the time.  
It's one of those dishes that can warm up a cold house during the winter months.

Recipe List

1 - box of lasagna noodles
3 - jars of spaghetti sauce
3 cups - shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pkg of Italian sausage or ground hamburger
1 - 18 oz container of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
1 - egg
1 - tablespoon of dry parsley
1 - teaspoon of nutmeg

In a medium bowl mix together ricotta cheese, egg, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, dry parsley and nutmeg.

In a cooking pan lightly brown sliced sausage on both sides and add to spaghetti sauce.

In greased glass pan spread 2 1/2 cups of sauce on the bottom of pan.  
lay down noodles to cover first layer and spread with half the ricotta mixture.  
Sprinkle with shredded cheese and spread with two cups of sauce and sausage.
Repeat one more time to complete lasagna.  

Cover with foil and place in pre-heated oven at 350
Cook for one hour or until the noodles are tender.  
When fully cooked remove foil sprinkle with the remainder of cheese and cook for 15 minutes for cheese to melt.