Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I think this is my first post without an image. I wanted to share my recipe for Lasagna with you, and frankly it looks like any other lasagna and not really photo worthy. But I knew you could use your imagination... and it is delicious!

1 lb lean ground beef ( I use 7 %)
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes
4 ( 8 oz.) cans tomato sauce ( I use no-salt)
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
16 oz. reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup or more Parmesan cheese ( has to be the kind in the green bottle, not fresh grated)
Italian seasoning to taste (we use a lot...probably about 2 Tbsp, just eyeball it)
1 lb. lasagna noodles
Spray large skillet or saute pan with cooking spray ( I use olive oil spray) brown beef, when almost completely browned add onion and saute for a few minutes. Add minced garlic and saute a few more minutes. Add canned whole tomatoes and break them up as much as possible. Add tomato sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes then add tomato paste and simmer. While your sauce is simmering Boil the water in a large pot for the pasta and grate cheese. Cook pasta according to package directions and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and drain pasta. Lay it out in a single layer on paper towels or clean kitchen towels blot dry. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Layer a row of noodles on the bottom, spread 1/3 of the sauce over the noodles, then the mozzarella cheese, repeat with another layer of noodles, then the sauce, and so on. On the last layer after ending with the mozzarella cheese sprinkle the Parmesan cheese to cover the top. Use more if needed. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until bubbly and slightly browned on top. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before slicing. This lasagna is even better the next day...if that's possible.


  1. LOL Alice - I reckon 15 years on if MOTH used the lasagne recipe from his ex-wife I'd have to omit the cyanide flakes!

    I do love a good lasagne & very occasionally I'll get super organized & x 4 the recipe & do trays for Sons 4 & 5 to freeze. Always with a caveat that they should remember this loving gesture when it comes time to choose my Nursing Home!
    Millie ^_^
    P.S. Happy Weekend & I have left a little acknowledgement for you over at The Hedge 'cos you're a such a lovely Blogger.

  2. No image needed! Just iMAGINing what the lasagna is going to look and taste like is pure heaven!

  3. Hi's Sally from GI...and my/your/the ex sauce is simmering right now. I needed something quick tonight and your rave reviews got me all excited. I haven't made la-zag-na in for-eva!

    Love your house...would love to see more pictures!

  4. Millie, you are too funny! Thank you so much for the sweet acknowledgement!

    Thanks for stopping by Ivy Lane, and leaving a comment. Please come back soon for a visit.

    Hi Sally... Good to see you! Thanks for coming by. How did the lasagna turn out?