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LASAGNA AL FORNO



Cuisine: Italian
Category: Main dish
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8
Difficulty: 1
Cost: $ 15.75

Kitchen Special Tools:
• 1 Baking proof pan

Ingredients:
Marinara:
• ½ pound ground chuck
• ½ pound ground spicy Italian sausage
• ½ medium onion, chopped
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon ground oregano
• ½ teaspoon ground basil
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• 1 can whole peeled tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
• 1 can tomato sauce
• 1 can tomato paste

Lasagna toppings:
• ½ cup small curd cottage cheese
• 2 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
• 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 6 lasagna noodles
• 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large saucepan, combine ground chuck, sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until meat is browned and crumbled; drain.
3. Return meat to pan and add oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
5. In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, parsley, and eggs.
6. Boil a large pot of water, and cook the lasagna noodles for six minutes. Remove from water, brush lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.
7. Pour ¼ of sauce into bottom of a baking pan. Place 3 cooked lasagna noodles on top of sauce.
8. Spread ⅓ of cottage cheese mixture over noodles, top with ¼ of sauce, and ⅓ mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with sauce, and reserve ⅓ of mozzarella cheese.
9. Bake 45 minutes. Top with remaining mozzarella and bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbling around edges.

Presentation:
1. Let the Lasagna rest for 15 minutes then serve in a dish or a platter garnished with fresh parsley and garnishes.