Super Easy Lasagne Recipe
Super Easy Lasagne Recipe - An Alternative Pasta Treat for Everyone
I can still remember when I first tasted my very first Lasagna made by my Aunt who was very fond of cooking noodles, pasta and all kinds of Asian food. I must say she is a fabulous cook that I can never get enough of her dishes in one serving.
I derived this original Lasagna recipe from my Aunt's recipe clippings, of course with her acknowledgments.
A lot of people are kinda hesitant to make their own Lasagna recipe due to its complicated Italian origin. But why won't you give it a try just like my Aunt did. I'm sure it would taste much even better.
"Once again, my life has been saved by the miracle of lasagna."
- Garfield (Jim Davis)
My Favorite Simple Lasagna Recipe
- Straight from my Aunt's Old Recipe Clippings
Old recipe clippings are really worth saving. Glad I did had the chance to jot down this sumptuous Lasagna recipe that will surely feed your appetite.
Ingredients for Super Easy Lasagna Recipe
500 grams Lasagna noodles
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup onions
3 tbsp garlic
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 kilo ground beef
1 cup tomato paste
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup water/stock
250 gms ham
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup stock
1 1/2 cup evaporated filled milk
1 1/2 cup grated quick melt cheese
How to prepare
Saute onions, garlic and herbs in butter. Add in beef and cook over medium heat until done. Mix in tomato paste, tomato sauce and stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In another pan, melt butter and mix in flour. Whisk in stock little by little to avoid lumps. Pour in evaporated filled milk and cook over low heat until thick. Lay noodles in an oven proof dish and top with 3 tablespoons of cheese followed by 2/3 cup of meat sauce then 1/3 cup of cream sauce. Cover with another pasta layer and continue doing this until the dish is filled. Top with more cheese if desired and bake until cheese is melted.
Makes 1-2 servings.
Lasagne also known as in the US spelling Lasagna, is a wide and flat type of pasta and possibly one of the oldest shapes. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon.
Traditionally, the dough was prepared in Southern Italy with semolina and water and in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, with flour and eggs. Nowadays in Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for pasta is durum wheat, lasagne are made of semolina (from durum wheat) and eggs.
Always cooked the pasta noodles according to the package directions to achieve firm texture and avoid saggyness until cooked.
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