I made lasagna tonight, and it was OK -- not great, though. Who has a great meat lasagna recipe to share? I like to make my own tomato sauce. . . .
I have a recipe for a pretty good meat lasagna, but I don't make my own sauce. I'm sure you can adapt it with your own sauce recipe. It has ground beef (I usually use turkey meat instead) and sausage. Oh, and it has spinach, too. Let me know if this sounds like something you would like and I'll post the recipe.
I'd be interested in seeing your lasagna recipe.
I possibly would be interested in this recipe, although my DH does not like spinach.
Thought I'd bump this back up to see if anyone else was lurking out there with a great, foolproof recipe for lasagna.
Have you tried CL's Hearty Lasagna? I've made it and think it is good - just as good as the traditional lasagna recipe I used to make, and much lighter. I do add mushrooms to my tomato sauce since I like them in my lasagna.
I'm not sure if you can find this doing a recipe search. I'll try to remember to post it if you can't - no mastercook here at work
I just tried a recipe search and couldn't find it -- if you could post that recipe, that would be great!
the cl complete cookbook has a pretty tasty and super simple recipe i think it is called hearty lasagna. the meat sauce is made from scratch in a simple all in one pot format. i am at work today so i cant post the recipe for you now, but could do it later if no one else has the cb in front of them.
oops, i just saw that someone else posted a similar reply. consider this an endorsement for the hearty lasagna recipe from the cl complete cookbook.
Turkey sausage spinach lasagna with spicy tomato sauce from the March 99 issue of Bon Appetit is a great recipe. I get rave reviews every time I make it.
You can get the recipe on epicurious:
Here's a link to CL's Hearty Lasagna:
I just made some yesterday, and we really like it. Since there are only 2 at my house, I double the sauce and divide it between two 8" square baking pans. One for now, and the other goes into the freezer for later. Plus I end up with enough extra sauce for more meals.
Here's one that we really like. I don't know if this counts for making the sauce though (I'd think it does). It is from a baby magazine I got when I was pregnant a couple of years ago--they always had recipes in the back to encourage you to eat healthy while pregnant--all that we tired were very good actually! It also freezes very well.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Recipe By : The Very Best Baby magazine
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :1:00
Categories : Casseroles Freezer Meals
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 package lasagna noodles (8 ounces) -- cooked and drained
8 ounces mild italian sausage
1 3/4 cups recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained -- 14 1/2 oz.
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 1/3 cups italian tomato paste with roasted garlic -- 2 6-oz. cans
1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese -- 15 oz.
1 large egg
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese -- divided
Crumble sausage in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes with juice, broth and tomato paste, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine ricotta cheese and egg in small bowl.
Layer in ONE 13x9 inch or TWO 8- or 9-inch-square baking dishes as follows: 1/3 lasagna noodles, 1/2 meat sauce, 1/3 lasagne noodles, all ricotta mixture, 1/2 mozzarella cheese, remaining noodles, remaining meat sauce and remaining mozzarella chees. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Thaw lasagne overnight in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover lasagne; bake for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly.
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NOTES : To serve from freezing, thaw in refrigerator overnight and cook accordingly. Or cook from frozen adding about 20-30 minutes to total cook time (until heated through).
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