I will start writing a hub right now about my recipe passed on to me from my uncle, it's the best lasagna you will ever eat but you need at least 2 hours to make it. it has four layers topped with white sauce and red sauce and parmesan cheese.I'll publish it tomorrow.
I have a great lasagna cupcake recipe (it's not sweet, but just lasagna shaped as cupcakes so that all of the sides are crispy). Everyone at my house loves it! You can search my page for the recipe. Good luck!
Decide what he likes most about lasagna. Meat? Add more meat. Cheese? Add more cheese. Often people can't eat a lot of lasagna because it's so filling. Try substituting the pasta noodles with grilled eggplant. Layer the same way only using eggplant instead of pasta. He'll eat more because the pasta won't be laying on his stomach.
Maybe he has an issue with the type of meat. Substitute hot Italian sausage or turkey sausage. Or make a vegetable lasagne using grilled red peppers, Portobello mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, eggplant or whatever.
I was thinking to write a hub with my famous lasagna bolognese recipe... I think I'll get it started this week. It has meat sauce (I already have a hub on how to make that) and besciamelle sauce, very yummy!
I like to make individual lasagna rolls instead of a big layered dish of it. The recipe has the same ingredients. The ricotta cheese, sauteed onion and garlic/eggwhite mixture is spread on the noodles which are rolled up and placed in a 9x12 pyrex dish. The dish holds approx 12 rolls. The sauce is poured over the rolls, then baked until bubbly. Parmesan cheese, ground beef, Italian sausage, spinach, or other faves can be added to the mix that is spread before rolling. The presentation is nicer, and the whole thing doesn't fall apart and lose its filling.
Use fresh pasta, that makes a difference. Also, if you're making your own tomato sauce, add a bit of sugar to counter the acidity. You can even do that to the store-bought variety, because they're often way too acidic. And although I almost always use cottage cheese mixed with egg and some pepper for one layer, I made it with ricotta once to amazing results. I should do that more often.
The best lasagna: three words, fresh, fresh, fresh. Homemade pasta, homemade mozzarella and ricotta, grass fed beef, organic vegetables and herbs. If you need milk, then get a cow and do that. I did this in Europe, changed my life, and possibly broke my back, but it was amazing.
Lasagna without Ricotta?I didn't grow up eating lasagna, I always liked it, but our house was more of a ragu spaghetti type place. Now I'm married, and my husband says that he likes lasagna...but doesn't like ricotta...