Oct 5, 2010

Italian Dish!

Despite living in a predominately Italian family, we do not eat Italian dishes as often as I would like. Since my Father grew up eating it almost every day, we usually limit it to once a week for him! One (of many) of my favorites though is...

Can't help my taste buds from watering just
looking at this deliciousness...:)

Start by browning 1/2 lb. of ground beef

Cook lasagna noodles according to back
of box...

Combine 12 oz. of ricotta cheese with two eggs and 1 1/2 c. of mozzarella,
and sprinkle in some garlic powder and oregano with a touch of cinnamon.
Set aside.

Once hamburger is browned add 1/2 lb. of Italian sausage,
then mix in 1/2 jar of Spaghetti sauce to moisten the meat.

Tell your mother (who has these Italian dishes down)
to pause so you can get a picture of both the food process and
of course, its lovely chef!

Pour spaghetti sauce, just enough to cover the bottom of
a 9x13 pan then start to layer with cooked noodles followed by
1/2 ricotta mixture...

...then 1/2 meat mixture, followed by lasagna noodles, etc.

For the last layer cover with the remaining spaghetti sauce
and Parmesan cheese. Generously sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake covered with aluminum foil for 40 minutes, then uncover
and cook for another 10.

Bon Appetit!


  1. La lasagna è stato grande!


  2. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! I must make this soon!! I could eat lasagna every day! I throw some fresh chopped spinach in with the cheese mixture to sneak in some more veggies. Thanks! My stomach is officially growling :-)

  3. Yum! Tell the chef I am still waiting for my stromboli!

  4. OK, you would have to pick my favorite Italian dish! I agree with the fresh chopped spinach mixed into the cheese. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I think Carrabba's is calling me (I don't cook).

  5. Wow, Does your Dad speak Italian too? I didn't know that! Dustin and I found an incredible brick-oven pizza place in Tulum, Mexico on vacation, and the owner was from Rome. Their pizza was very authentic and delicious! We love Italian food too!



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