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Grandma Marinelli's Lasagna

Grandma Marinelli's Lasagna

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Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Servings: 12-16 Servings depending how you cut it.


Ingredients

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-- Ricotta Cheese Mix --
2 pounds Ricotta Cheese
2 cups Mozzarella; shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
2 Eggs
2 tablespoon Fresh parsley; chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
-- Lasagna Ingredients--
1 1/2 pounds Ground beef
1 pound Ground pork
5 cups Mozzarella; shredded
2 pound Lasagna Noodles; cooked
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
-- Tomato Sauce Ingredients --
7 16-oz can Tomato sauce; Hunts brand prefered
1 can Tomato Paste; Hunts brand preferred
3 12-oz can Diced Tomato; Hunts brand prefered
1 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic; thinly sliced
1/2 cup Fresh parsley; chopped finely
1/2 medium Onion; finely chopped
2 Celery; stalks cleaned
1 whole Carrot; just peeled & cleaned
1 tablespoon Oregano; dried
1 tablespoon Basil; dried
1 tablespoon Bay leaves; whole dried

Original recipe makes 16 Servings

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Preparation

IMPORTANT: PLEASE USE LARGE LASAGNA PAN

Start by making the Tomato Sauce

Use a large sauce pot.

Heat olive oil on medium-low heat. Put garlic & onion in oil and heat until its tender,

Put parsley, oregano, basil and bay leaves in and continue to heat for 3 minutes.

Open all cans of tomato products, add in sauce pot. Raise heat to medium high. Make sure to occationaly stir sauce;.Cook and stir sauce until hot. Once sauce is hot, lower heat to a simmer.

Add celery stalk and whole carrot in sauce, continue to simmer for 30 minutes.

Add 1 cup of grated cheese to sauce, continue to simmer 15 minutes.

Remove Carrot and celery, cover sauce, continue to simmer. make sure to occationaly stir sauce.

While sauce is cooking start making the ricotta cheese mix.

In a large bowl, scramble eggs, then add all ricotta cheese ingredients and mix well.

place in refridgerator until needed.

Now lets put it together.

Pre-heat over to 375?.

If you haven't done so already, get a large pot and cook lasagna noodles.

In a skillet mix ground beef & pork and brown it. When done drain fat & oil, then set aside.

Get a large lasagna pan and cover bottom of pan with tomato sauce.

Lay out 4 rows of lasagna noodles across the bottom of pan. (if using a large pan you may have to take 2 noodles and cut in half and add to the others. This is better, it makes a nice large lasagna.)

Now spread 3 cups of mozzarella cheese on top of the noodles, then cover with sauce, do not use to much sauce.

Repeat laying out another row of noodles.

Spread 2/3 of the meat mixture on top of noodles. Cover with sauce, again not too much. (We do not want to drown the lasagna is sauce)

Repeat laying out another row of noodles.

Spread all of the ricotta mix on the noodles. Cover with sauce.

Repeat laying out another row of noodles.

Cover top layer of noodles with sauce, now spread the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top. Take the rest of the meat mixture and sprinkle over top of mozzarella.

Cover pan with tin foil, bake for 40 minutes. Remove tin foil cook for additional 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let stand for about 15 minute or so before cutting lasagna. Use left over sauce to serve on the side for those who want more sauce. Save left-over sauce for a nice pasta dinner.

Notes

THIS IS BASICALLY HOW MY GRANDMOTHER MADE HER LASAGNA. IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE MAKES IT ABOUT THE SAME, WITH ONE DIFINETIVE DIFFERENCE, THE SAUCE. THE SAUCE, IN MY OPINION, IS WHAT MAKES THE LASAGNA GREAT! SO WHEN MAKING THIS RECIPE USE GRANDMA'S SAUCE IN THE RECIPE AND YOU CAN'T MISS. IT WILL BE THE GREATEST LASAGNA YOU EVER HAD!

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THIS IS BASICALLY HOW MY GRANDMOTHER MADE HER LASAGNA. IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE MAKES IT ABOUT THE SAME, WITH ONE DIFINETIVE DIFFERENCE, THE SAUCE. THE SAUCE, IN MY OPINION, IS WHAT MAKES THE LASAGNA GREAT! SO WHEN MAKING THIS RECIPE USE GRANDMA'S SAUCE IN THE RECIPE AND YOU CAN'T MISS. IT WILL BE THE GREATEST LASAGNA YOU EVER HAD! [I posted this recipe.]
mike1020 4 years ago
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