Okay here it goes my recipe for quick and easy homemade lasagna. I am no chef but I must say my cooking isn’t all that bad. I have a very busy schedule and really don’t have the time to go all out on making big dinners so I like to whip up good belly sticking homemade full your tummy meals. On the menu tonight was lasagna.
Just keep in mind, I always season to taste. I actually think that is my whole motto in life. I season to taste just about everything I do!
Homemade Quick and Easy Lasagna
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. Sweet Sausage
12 pkg. of fresh chopped mushrooms
1 onion chopped yellow onion
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
16 oz Whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp pepper
9 cooked lasagna noodles(perfect fit for an 8×12 pan)
Brown ground beef and sausage and drain
Saute mushrooms and onion(I usually melt 1 tbsp of butter in the bottom of the pan)
Mix all cheeses, eggs, and spices – set aside
The sauce is something you can actually make ahead of time or if you are in a real rush buy a jar of Ragu traditional and 3 – 32 oz cans of crushed tomatoes, add all together and let cook about 1 hour and half before time. I like to brown some garlic on the bottom before adding the jar and cans of sauce. What really gives it a good flavor is about 3/4 of a cup of parmesan cheese. Kid you not it adds a lot of flavor.
Layer the bottom of your pan with 3 lasagna noodles.
Spread cheese mixture on top. We like it cheesy so I usually add extra shredded mozzarella on top of the cheese mixture as well.
Spread browned meat/mushroom, onion mix next.
Dribble sauce on top of that.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
Repeat starting with the layered noodles.
When you put your last(3rd row of noodles down, only finish it with sauce and mozzarella cheese).
Don’t use too much sauce throughout because it will get watery!!
Remember season to taste! Don’t be afraid to use extra spices! A little extra flavor never killed anyone. I use hardly any salt because
it’s bad for your blood pressure!!