[Cover photo by Sheri-BDB.] For other pasta dishes see my cookbooks Pasta From the Pot , Pasta From the Oven , Call It Macaroni , Pasta for Dieters—No, Really! , Passionate Pasta Sauces , Salads: Pass da Pasta Salad Please and Asian Noodles .
This is some lasagna! Rich, with Gouda, Cheddar, cream cheese, and Mozzarella, you won't be disappointed! Posted in response to a request for a good Italian lasagna! You may leave out the meat for vegetarian!
This is just a variation of my own lasagna recipe. I say variation because I make it differently every time depending on what I have on hand and my mood. This is the first time I've written my lasagna recipe down. Although I have made literally thousands of pans of lasagna throughout my years (I worked as a cook), I find this one perfectly acceptable (and I consider myself a lasagna snob). So you should certainly enjoy this, if not make it the only lasagna recipe you make from now on.
This is a very rich, very tasty lasagna for when you're feeling like indulging. An "oh my goodness" with much rolling of eyes and moaning with pleasure kind of lasagna. :) You might want to serve it in smallish pieces so that people can eat it, love it, and still have room for seconds. I wanted a rich lasagna when I created the recipe, and that's how it came out - I'm very pleased with it!
This is pretty much how lasagna gets made in Australia, usually no cottage cheese or ricotta. I have been making it this way for over 30 years, but can't find a similar recipe on here yet. I find it easier to make the beef sauce the day before, and reheat it a little, but I like to use the cheese sauce hot and freshly made. This mix fills a tray 12x8x3 for me, and I find it easier to cut through the top layer with kitchen scissors before taking to it with a knife to cut into serving portions.
I love spanakopita, but need about four pairs of hands to make it by my favorite recipe and it's pricey for a small square of it at my favorite restaurant. When I want the flavors without so much hassle, I make this lasagna instead.
This was one of my favorite Weight Watchers recipes and a nice variation on the standard red sauce lasagna. It is creamy and a bit sweet from the squash and raisins and oh so satifying. As presented here, it is a bit higher in points than the original (7 versus 6 points) but I think is a more appealing, creamier dish. Whether you are doing WW or not, you'll enjoy this one. I've also added 1/2 cup of part-skim ricotta (4 points total) to the middle layer at times with good success.
My dh can only eat chicken and turkey. All beef makes him ill, he isn't overly fond of fish. Other meats... well suffice it to say he won't touch. So in viewing my recipes you'll see a plethera of chicken recipes. I'm always striving to find something new. He has 3 response levels to new recipe's 1. I didn't like that (insert reason) 2. He doesn't say anything, when asked ... oh oh it was fine (or good) 3. OMG that was so great, and he eats it like there is no tomorrow. This got a thumbs up from one of the pickiest eaters i've ever met. This is adapted for my OAMC needs. It's a little time consuming but definitely worth the work.
This Lasagna is a good Vegetarian dish. It can be made ahead up to 1 day and baked as directed or , freeze up to 1 month; thaw frozen casserole in fefrigerator overnight, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. The recipe comes from Better Homes & Gardens.com.
I got this from the Best of Bridge and just like the name suggests, it is extremely rich and fattening! However, it is awesome! The mix of ingredients sounds absolutely disgusting, but it is very tasty. I usually serve this to company and always get rave reviews. One of my friends who came to fix my computer a few years ago said he wasn't leaving til he got a doggy bag! Don't let the ingredients fool you. This is an amazing dish. Serve in small pieces because it is extremely rich, but I guarantee your guests will ask for seconds. I usually serve this with [recipe=91550]Spinach, Strawberry, Mandarin Salad With Poppyseed Dressing[/recipe]which tart sweetness is great to offset the richness of the lasagna.
I came up with this after trying to duplicate lasagna I fell in love with at a Christmas party. I had some of the details/ingredients, but not the exact recipe. If you don't like ricotta cheese, like a creamy lasagna or just want to try something different, give this a whirl! PLEASE don't substitute anything...it just won't come out the same.