December 21, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Classic Cheese Lasagna


Yummy, Yummy and Yummy. How good does this Classic Cheese Lasagna looks? For the remainder of the month, I'm actually posting holiday meals to Tasty Tuesday. This Lasagna recipe I got off of Martha Stewart's website. Must I say, I live for her home living and recipes. I think by now you know I'm a big pasta fanatic. I can basically live off of pasta for the remainder of my life...well no, not really lol. Anything with cheese, noodles, and meat you can sure bet I'm finishing the whole pan. This side main course was actually listed in Martha's meals for the holidays. Lasagna is such a great meal to cook up, when you're having a special dinner with the ones you love. I honestly do not know one person who doesn't love a good dish of Lasagna. You can view the recipe after the jump. Enjoy & Happy Holidays.

Ingredients

Serves 8
  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • Marinara
  • Fresh Lasagna Noodles, cut into 4-by-13-inch strips and cooked, or store-bought dried noodles, cooked
  • 5 ounces coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, (about 1 3/4 cups)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Combine ricotta, egg, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Coarsely grate 1/2 of the mozzarella, and stir into ricotta mixture. Using your fingers, shred remaining mozzarella into 2-inch strips, and reserve.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup marinara in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of noodles over marinara. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over noodles, and sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan. Place a layer of noodles over the cheese layer. Spread 1 cup marinara over noodles. Repeat layering (noodles, marinara, noodles, ricotta mixture, Parmesan) 2 more times. Spread remaining marinara over cheese layer, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.
  3. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


Read more at Marthastewart.com: Classic Cheese Lasagna - Martha Stewart Recipes