Tag: Pasta

Grandma’s Spaghetti

Grandma’s Spaghetti

Grandma’s Spaghetti is one of the dishes my mother in law used to make. My kids always loved her Spaghetti. The instructions were always add a little of this and of that.  This is the closest I’ve ever came to her recipe. There are two things that I know I have different than hers. I use lean ground beef instead of the greasy ground beef, and I add butter; that replaces the grease from the beef. Her secret ingredient was tomato ketchup :). When I do make it, its enough so the kids can take some to their home.

One Pot Pasta

One Pot Pasta

One Pot Pasta is one of those dishes that is in “style”. This is another recipe from Tasty videos. And again really good. One pot dishes have been around for ages. Take a look at this boerenkool dish. Great for a weeknight evening dinner, it’s fast and tasty.

Lasagna

Lasagna

Lasagna, also lasagne, is both a form of pasta in sheets (often rippled in North America and other countries, though seldom so in Italy) and also a dish, sometimes named Lasagne al forno (meaning “Lasagne in the oven”) made with alternate layers of pasta, cheese, and sometimes ragu (a meat sauce). While it is traditionally believed to have originated in Italy, evidence has come to light suggesting that a very similar meal known as “loseyns” (pronounced ‘lasan’) was eaten in the court of King Richard II of England in the 14th Century. The word “lasagna” is derived from the Greek word “lasanon” meaning chamber pot. The word was later borrowed by the Romans as “lasanum” to mean cooking pot. The Italians then used the word to refer to the dish in which what is now known as lasagna is made. The word lasagna or lasagne (plural) now simply applies to the food itself. The British (and Italians) generally use the plural “lasagne” to mean both the dish and the pasta while the Americans commonly use the singular “lasagna”

Ingredients

  • 1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 hot Italian sausages
  • 1/2 tray of ground beef
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 2 sprigs of oregano if you can’t get the fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp of Italian seasonings
  • 9 lasagna noodles

Instructions

  1. Cut up the 2 sprigs oregano, 1 sprig basil. Brown the ground beef and Italian sausage. If you don’t want to use Italian sausage then use 1 tray of ground beef. Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and the cutup fresh basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, my preference is Prego.
  2. Mix the Ricotta cheese with the egg, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Put on the 1stlayer the meat sauce, the 2nd layer the lasagna noodles, layer 3 the ricotta cheese sauce, sprinkle with some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Start the process all over again till all the sauce is used up. Cover and bake in 350F oven for 30 min then take the foil off and bake for another 10 min. Let it stand for half an hour then eat.

 

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Lasagna
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 hot Italian sausages
  • ½ tray of ground beef
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 2 sprigs of oregano if you can't get the fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp of Italian seasonings
  • 9 lasagna noodles
Instructions
  1. Cut up the 2 sprigs oregano, 1 sprig basil. Brown the ground beef and italian sausage. If you don't want to use Italian sausage then use 1 tray of ground beef. Add ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and the cutup fresh basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, my preference is Prego.
  2. Mix the Ricotta cheese with the egg, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Put on the 1stlayer the meat sauce, the 2nd layer the lasagna noodles, layer 3 the ricotta cheese sauce, sprinkle with some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Start the process all over again till all the sauce is used up. Cover and bake in 350F oven for 30 min then take the foil off and bake for another 10 min. Let it stand for half an hour then eat.