Thursday, August 16, 2012

Homemade Lasagna

I've been asked to post the recipe for my wonderful homemade lasagna. It's very easy to make, the secret is the tomato sauce! Here it is 

Homemade Lasagna
Servings: 6 portions

Tomato Sauce
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 lbs Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup organic carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 lbs cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or half as much table salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water 

In a large pan, sautee the onion and garlic with the canola oil. Keep stirring it. When the onion is tender, add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and shredded cooked chicken breast. Stir and cook for a few minutes. Add the carrots, and the water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Add more water if necessary.

  • 12 oz Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 box pasta for lasagna, cook as instructed in the box
  • 1 container of light ricotta

Assemble the layers:
  1. Tomato sauce
  2. Pasta
  3. Mozzarella
  4. Tomato sauce
  5. Pasta
  6. Ricotta
  7. Mozzarella
  8. Pasta
  9. Tomato sauce
  10. Mozzarella
Oven at 400F until cheese is melted and golden (about 30 minutes).

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