How to Make Lasagna
The step-by-step guide to pull off perfect lasagna
Knowing how to make lasagna is the ticket to executing one of those rare, special dishes that absolutely nobody hates. Go ahead, flip through your phone. No lasagna haters in there. Scroll down your Facebook friends list. Everyone there likes lasagna too. Hey, haven't you been meaning to throw a dinner shindig for everyone in your phone and Facebook friends list? Follow this how-to and discover how easy it is to make the Italian pasta casserole everyone loves.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 box of lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 large jar of good-quality tomato sauce (or you can make your own)
- 1 16-ounce container of ricotta cheese (or you can make your own)
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound of fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/2-inch thick (about 18 slices)
Using a spoon, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the bottom of a 9x12-inch casserole dish.
Layer 2 sheets of lasagna on top of the sauce, overlapping to fit if necessary.
Combine ricotta and eggs together in a large bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper, then gently spread a thin layer of the mixture on top of the lasagna noodles.
Arrange 6 slices of mozzarella over the ricotta, overlapping a little if necessary.
Spoon another layer of sauce over the Parmesan, then begin from Step 2 with another layer of noodles.
Once you've added the sauce on top of the second layer of cheese, top with the remaining mozzarella slices, sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Allow to sit for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Now sit back, relax, and gaze upon your perfect lasagna.
Looking for more easy to cook dishes? Check out these step-by-step how-to guides.
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