I need that classic lasagna recipe!
I have had the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook for about 40 yrs. It started to be difficult to manage so I purchased a new updated BHG Cookbook. However I was very surprised one of my favorite recipes that I used from my old H&G cookbook does not show up in the new one. " Lasagna" I looked everywhere for it and came up empty handed. Why would you leave that out and I am wondering how many of my other favorites may not be in it. Would you please reply. Thank you Eileen E. Newton
Sorry for your frustration, Ms. Newton. Here's our tried and true lasagna recipe. Enjoy!
1 pound Italian sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon whole basil
1-½ teaspoons salt
one 1-pound can tomatoes
2 6-ounce cans tomato paste
10 ounces lasagna noodles
3 cups ricotta or cottage cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced very thin
Brown meat slowly; spoon off excess fat. Add next 5 ingredients. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook noodles in large amount boiling salted water till tender; drain; rinse. Beat eggs; add remaining ingredients, except mozzarella.
Layer half of the noodles in 13x9x2-inch baking dish; spread with half the ricotta filling; add half the mozzarella cheese and half the meat sauce. Repeat. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes (or assemble early and refrigerate; bake 45 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10.