Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lasagna 2 ways

So this is my 1st entry!!! Yeah me...Anyhow, I absolutely love lasagna and just happened to making some so this challenge was right up my ally.

My "recipe" - 1 box of lasgna noodles, 1 lb groung turkey, 1lb ground beef, fresh mozzarella balls, 1 16 oz container ricotta, 1 egg, 1 cup shredded italian cheese blend, fresh veggies ( I used cherry tomatoes (from my own garden), mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash & spinach).
My own fresh herbs - basil, sage, rosemary & garlic chives, 1/2 of a small yellow onion, 1 tbsp crushed garlic, salt, pepper & a spoon full of sugar. I love to make my own sauce but the husband prefers Prego (go figure) so that's what I used....I added a 1/2 can of stewed italian tomatoes to this. First, I prepped the veggies, chopped the onion & herbs. Then I roasted my veggies (drizzeled with olive oil), sauteed the onion then added the meat seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic & sugar when nearly brown I added 1/2 of my chopped herbs. Reserving the other 1/2 of the herbs for my ricotta which I mixed up with 1 egg to bind and about a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese. While the meat & veggies settled I par-boiled my noodles in a deep sautee pan as they "loosen" I then placed in cooking sheet of cool water.
As my title says this is lasgana 2 ways here we go -

I used a 7 x 9 glass baking dish for hubby & an 8 x 8 dish for myself...DH, dislikes my veggies & ricotta so his dish is layered with sauce, noodles, cheese & meat. While mine has all the good stuff!
Bake at 350 for about 45 mins, then enjoy the goodness!

As you can see in the photos I had 2 adorable assistants - mini chefs in the making.


  1. Welcome, Meredith! This looks fantastic! And everything tastes better with helpers... :)

  2. I'm a big fan of adding a variety of veggies to a pan of lasagna and yours looks wonderful.

  3. Fresh mozzarella & herbs, I can smell it from here! It looks so cozy in a bed of noodles with dollops of cheese on top! Scrumptious! Wonderful first post!