Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This recipe is from my Sicilian friend, Adrianna. She is at http://www.cookiesfromitaly.com
- 8 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked
- 8 ounces prosciutto, chopped
- 16 ounces whole canned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- fresh basil sprig (to garnish)
- Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or until tender but still firm. Drain, keep warm.
- To make the sauce, in a large saucepan or cast iron skillet, over medium-high high heat, saute the garlic, onion and prosciutto in the olive oil for 4 minutes.
- Add the lean beef, oregano, a touch of black pepper and saute 10 minutes. Add the wine and cook until the wine is almost evaporated.
- Add tomatoes and basil, reduce heat and simmer sauce 35 to 40 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Grease a 9" x 12" or larger, deep sided baking pan. Arrange a first layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of the beef and prosciutto tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Add a second alternating layer of noodles, sauce and other ingredients. Repeat until pan is full ending up with a top layer of sauce.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil
- Tip: When layering the pasta, place bottom layer in pan so the ends lay over the sides of the pan. For the final layer lay the ends from the first layer back-over the top. This helps to hold lasagna together when cutting serving portions.
- That's it!
Delightful twist to lasagna! It freezes well also. Only thing I will do next time is to chop the prosciutto alittle smaller.