Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box (16 oz) lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (48 oz) seasoned tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles as package directs; drain and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion till brown. Drain fat. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. Mix well.
  4. Spread a layer of tomato sauce in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish; top with a layer of noodles. Cover noodles with a layer of the cheese mixture; top with some sausage mixture. Cover with a layer of sauce. Repeat layering with noodles, cheese mixture, sausage mixture, and sauce. Top with final layer of noodles and sauce.
  5. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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Four Foods on Friday #18

This is a meme that I had been putting on My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. However, since this is a cooking blog, I thought it may go better here. That being said, here we go:

#1. Steak. Plain, steak sauce, hot sauce, ketchup or something else? Ketchup.
#2. Water. Flavored, plain, carbonated. How do you like it? Does with Crystal Light count as water?
#3. What’s your favorite kind of waffle? Belgium. Yummy.
#4. If you could have any one new small appliance for your kitchen what would it be and why? I would have to say blender, since I don’t own one.

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