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You can't help but love Lasagna, and we sure do. We make several kinds, and we hope you love them as much as we do .
First, we have good old fashioned basic Lasagna and it has several variants. But it starts with the same recipe, with some alternate ingredients to change up the flavor it you like.
Pre-Layer 1 in a large and DEEP 9X13 cake pan.
1 can of tomato sauce, poured in and spread around.
Three lasagna noodles (any kind, either pre-cooked, or oven ready), laid out in a layer.
1 lb cottage cheese with 1 egg stirred in, and 1/4 cup parmesan, and 1 tsp dried parsley stirred in. Spread that on the noodles. NOTE!! There are two layers like this, so you need TWO cartons of cottage cheese, three if you like LOTS of the white cheese layer.
1 lb hamburger, cooked with 1 small chopped onion. You can use Italian sausage, or you can add fennel and garlic.
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce - mix this in with the hamburger.
Blop this over the cottage cheese layer.
NOTE!!! There are two layers like this, so you need to DOUBLE this for the entire recipe, and use HALF for this layer.
1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded - load that onto the meat and sauce layer.
NOTE!!! There are two layers like this, so you need a total of TWO lbs of mozzarella for the entire recipe.
Three more lasagna noodles, laid out on top of the cheese.
A second layer of cottage cheese filling - yes, you need another entire lb of cottage cheese.
A second layer of hamburger and sauce.
That other lb of mozzarella, and top that with some Parmesan cheese.
Bake for about 1 hour in a 375 degree oven.
So that is Lasagna. There are all kinds, but there are basically either THREE or FOUR layers.
1. Chicken Lasagna - sub chicken for the beef.
2. Alfredo Lasagna - sub chicken, pork, or shrimp for the beef, and Alfredo Sauce for the Spaghetti Sauce.
3. Pork Lasagna - Sub ground or cubed pork for the beef, add 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tbsp sugar to the sauce.
4. Mexican Lasagna - Sub taco seasoning and tomato sauce for the spaghetti sauce. Use flour or corn tortillas instead of the noodles.
5. Pesto Lasagna - Sub Basil Pesto for the spaghetti sauce - it takes LESS Pesto than spaghetti sauce. You can also put the Pesto in a layer of its own on top of the cottage cheese layer, and then use Alfredo or tomato sauce with the meat layer.
6. Veggie Lasagna - We only like this with meat. Just add spinach to the cottage cheese, or other veggies in between. Soft pan fried fennel bulb is awesome on top of the cheese layer.
7. Ham Lasagna - sub ham for the meat, white sauce for the spaghetti sauce, and potatoes or rice for the noodles, or just keep the noodles if you like.
8. Meatball Lasagna - Use meatballs instead of the hamburger, and you can sub curly noodles or penne for the lasagna noodles.
9. Ravioli Lasagna - Layer Ravioli into the pan instead of lasagna noodles.
10. Breakfast Lasagna (no egg) - Layers are Grands Layered Biscuits, pulled into three layers, and laid onto the bottom of the pan, then breakfast meat (most any kind - bacon, smoked sausage, breakfast sausage, ham, smoked turkey, spicy chicken, chorizo, taco meat, thin shaved steak, etc), white Country Gravy, then shredded cheese, then another layer of thin biscuits, meat, gravy, and top with more cheese. You can use a Drop Biscuit batter instead of Grands.
12. Corn Lasagna - Add corn to your meat layer, works with many kinds of Lasagna.
13. Eggy Breakfast Lasagna - Layers are tortillas, tomato sauce mixed with breakfast meat (NOT breakfast sausage, but smoked sausage, plain pork, chicken, beef, or taco meat), scrambled egg (with or without Country Gravy), Shredded cheese, and REPEAT.
14. Classic Breakfast Lasagna - Sub mild salsa for the spaghetti sauce, and add scrambled egg to the meat layer. Double the eggs in the cottage cheese layer. You can sub tortillas or layers of Grands biscuits for the noodles.
15. Poured Breakfast Lasagna - 1 cup white sauce for the pre-layer. Bottom layer is a poured biscuit batter (thin drop biscuit batter), layer of cheese, layer of breakfast meat (any kind or combination), poured layer of 6 beaten eggs with 1/2 cup milk, sauteed onion with red or yellow and green peppers, thickish layer of spinach, 2 cups white sauce, layer of cheese, layer of meat, poured layer of 6 eggs with milk, second layer of both kinds of veggies, and then a second layer of biscuit batter poured over the top, and a heavy layer of cheese. Bake at 375 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
16. Yorkshire Pudding Lasagna - 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, and 2 eggs, beaten lightly together. Melt 2 tbsp butter or bacon fat in a square cake pan, and then pour in the batter. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, and then top with cooked breakfast meat with cooked diced onion, white gravy, and a heavy layer of cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
17. White Chicken Lasagna - Sub chicken for the beef, and white gravy for the spaghetti sauce. Add sauteed onions with the chicken. If you add a good seasoning salt to the chicken, or to the gravy, this tastes much better.
18. Potato Lasagna - Sub COOKED sliced potatoes for the noodles. Sub white gravy for the spaghetti sauce.
19. Cheesy Potato Bacon Lasagna - Sub cooked sliced potatoes for the noodles. Sub CHEESE sauce for the spaghetti sauce. Add Bacon bits to the beef layer.
19. Sweet Potato Dessert Lasagna - Sub sliced cooked sweet potatoes for the noodles. Sub vanilla wafers for the cottage cheese layer. Sub vanilla, banana, pistachio, or butterscotch pudding for the meat layer. Repeat layers, and top with crushed vanilla wafers. Dribble freshly made lemon pudding over the top.
20. Pizza Lasagna - Layer Pepperoni on top of the cottage cheese layer. Add olives, mushrooms, red and green peppers, or other favorite toppings over the meat and spaghetti sauce layer. Top with a heavy layer of mozzarella, and layer the top with more Pepperoni.
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