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How to Make Lasagna That's Not Runny

Updated on August 4, 2013

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.



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      charamia2 5 years ago from Michigan

      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!

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      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.......