The first recipe
12 catelli smart lasagne noodles
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups of original spaghetti sauce
1 bar of mozzarella cheese
1 zucchini chopped
salt and pepper
1 dash italiano club house seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried basil
1 cooking spray oil
Have a pot big enough to cook the noodles in. Salt the water. Once brought to a boil cook the noodles as the direction on the box says. About 8 to 10 mins.
Mix the roicatta cheese with the egg in a small bowl. Add parsley and basil into the mixture and set a side for later
Add olive oil to frying pan and start to add the chopped garlic and onions to a low to medium heat. Then the chopped tomato after a minute
Once the onions sweat out add the ground beef and salt and pepper to the pan. Turn the heat to medium to high to cook the beef faster
Once beef is browned drain fat if needed. Stir in spaghetti sauce and add zucchini. Let simmer for 5 to 8 mins.
While the sauce is simmering grate the cheese and drain the noodles once they are done cooking. Remember not to over cook the noodles. Follow the directions on the brand you buy.
Add sauce to 13×9 inch baking dish. This way your noodles on the bottom won’t burn onto the pan. Next place four pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce, over lapping edges. Spread 1/3 of ricotta cheese over pasta and add 1/3 of mozzarella cheese . cover with one fourth of sauce.
Repeat layers twice.
With the last layer add the rest of the beef sauce and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Make sure you put most of the cheese on this layer. The other two bottom layers should only have the roicatta. Sprinkle with italino seasoning.
Wrap the pan with tin foil to keep the lasagne from drying out or to store in the fridge or freezer for later. Make sure to give the tin foil a quick spray of cooking oil on the side that will be facing in on the lasange.
Cook the lasagne in the oven at 375oF for about 30 mins Take the tin foil off and let the cheese on top golden brown for another 2 mins on broiler setting. Let the lasange stand for another 5mins to cool on the counter.
Once cooled lasange should be ready to serve. Eat and enjoy 🙂
The second recipe on the next page