Friday, August 16, 2013

Carol's Fabulous Lasagna

In order to make this fabulous dish, you'll need to make Carol's Meatball Recipe and Carol's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe.

Assemble all ingredients and prepare them appropriately:

1). 1 - 32oz container of ricotta cheese mixed with 3 eggs
2). Meatballs smashed by hand (see recipe above)
3). Spaghetti Sauce (see recipe above)
4). Parmesan Cheese(green can is fine, fresh grated is better)
5). Mozzarella Cheese - 1 1/2lbs to 2lbs
6). Par boiled lasagna noodles (1 lb), boiled for 7 minutes - toss with sauce so they don't stick
7). 9x13 glass baking dish

Assemble lasagna as follows:

Layer some sauce at the bottom of the 9x13 pan.
Lay down lasagna noodle in a single layer - don't overlap.
Cover the noodles with some sauce.
Spoon some ricotta cheese mixture onto the sauce (this is where it gets messy)
Add some smashed meatball pieces in an even layer.
Sprinkle with a small amount of Parmesan Cheese.
Throw some mozzarella cheese in an even layer.
Add more noodles, sauce, ricotta cheese, meatballs, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.  You should continue this for at least 3 layers.  Depending on the thickness of the ingredients you use you may be able to get 4 layers in the pan.  Finish with noodles, sauce, ricotta and mozzarella.  Once assembled cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit on the counter for at least an hour before baking.  Bake at 350 for 45 mins to 1 hour.  Be sure to remove the aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.  The cheese should be golden brown - if not, turn on the broiler for a few minutes.  Do not leave the lasagna at this point because it can burn easily.  Let it sit for at least 15 mins. before serving. 

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