I figured out how to make really good lasagna. The first time I made it, my mom was here and we did it together, and honestly, it would not be this good without her help. So THANKS MOM!
Let me warn you though. This recipe takes about 2.5 hours. So be prepared to work for your food. I will say that this is one of my favorite dishes though. Cody is always excited when I make it and even our roommate wants to eat with us! Also, we have some tasty leftovers for the rest of the week so that is always a plus too.
1 medium onion – chopped
1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 can (15 oz) of tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes undrained
8 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 container (15-16 oz) of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1.5 teaspoons of dried oregano
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
veggies. I used – bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, and a leafy green (I used chard in these photos but I have also used spinach in the past)
After you have stopped crying your eyes out from cutting up your onion, throw it in a 10 inch skillet cook it with the garlic in some olive oil. (I really love this olive oil from Trader Joe’s. It is like $5 for almost 34 oz and it is pure olive oil. It is wonderful to cook with.
after about 8-10 minutes, stir in the basil, sugar, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and veggies (but not your leafy green stuff). This is also where you would add a little bit of wine.
When there is about 20 minutes left on your sauce, cut up your greens (I did strips) and start adding them to the sauce.
You want to make sure that your greens wilt. It should look like this with all of your greens in it.
Now would also be the time to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. And now would be the time to start cooking your noodles.
Seriously, so good.
I hope you try this, because I am actually really proud of myself for this recipe. It is mostly my own too. We kind of just made things up as we went along. 🙂
Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!
PS. I wrote this at 10pm last night while eating apple pie and vanilla ice cream. I’m awesome. Probably not very healthy, but totally awesome.