How to Make Lasagna That's Not Runny

My Lasagna

Recipe For Thick, Delicious Lasagna

I personally love lasagna, it is definitely one of my favorite foods. That is why I knew I had to learn how to make it myself. The first time I made lasagna I used a generic recipe from a friend of mine and unfortunately the lasagna came out runny. It was kind of a watery mess. I wanted the lasagna to be thick and cheesy, not the tomato based, watery, noodle dish I had created. So I decided to play around with the recipe and make my own changes. The main, key changes I made that will guarantee that your lasagna will not be runny is that I use spaghetti sauce, not tomato paste, not tomato sauce, but good ol' thick spaghetti sauce. And another change I made was to not add a can of stewed tomatoes, or any tomatoes at all. These two changes were exactly what my lasagna needed, now when I make lasagna it is thick, and delicious.


My Lasagna Recipe:

1 lb. ground beef

2 cups chopped onions

2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 teaspoons garlic salt

1 can (10 oz) of mushroom/onion spaghetti sauce

1 tablespoon oregano

1 15 ounce container of ricotta cheese

1 beaten egg

8 ounces mozarella cheese

1/3 cup of parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste.

Cook beef, onion, mushrooms, garlic salt, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain.

Add spaghetti sauce and oregano, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.

Cook noodles until tender. Drain, and rinse with cold water, let sit.

Mix ricotta cheese, beaten egg, and parmesan cheese in a bowl.

Use 1 cup of sauce, and layer over the bottom of your baking dish. Add noodles to fit baking dish, trimming as needed.  Spread with 1/4-1/2 of filling. Top with 1 cup of sauce, and sprinkle on mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.


Comments 2 comments

mello 5 years ago

i'm confused by your recipe. don't you make sauce for your lasagna which in essence is like a spaghetti sauce. born italian i cook my sauce for most of the day then make the lasagna.......

charamia2 profile image

charamia2 5 years ago from Michigan Author

yes, most people make their own sauce, this is just an easier version by buying the spaghetti sauce instead of making it, I am sure making your own makes it even better!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article