Lasagna, one of the most popular Italian staple foods has a long and rich
history. The term comes from the Greek word “lasagnum” which means bowl
or dish. This recipe is believed to have come from Italy but the term
“lasagna” has a Greek origin. The word was used by the Italians for the
dish in which it was prepared and very soon name of the Italian recipe
took the name of the dish in which it was served. This dish was
initially featured in the first English cookbook, resulting in the
legend that British Isles was the place of origination.
is a lot about fresh ingredients, particularly the cheeses. Few recipes
have several different cheeses but typically ricotta and mozzarella
cheese are used. Some of the favourite recipes include Lasagna alla
Bolognese and Lasagna Verdi. Nutmeg is used in some versions of this
Lean ground beef – 1 pound
Spaghetti sauce – 1 (32 ounce) jar
Cottage cheese – 32 ounces
Mozzarella cheese – 3 cups ( shredded )
Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup ( grated )
Dried parsley – 2 teaspoons
Black pepper ( ground ) – taste
Lasagne noodles -9
Water – 1/2 cup
1.Brown the ground beef in a
large skillet over medium heat and drain out the grease. Pour spaghetti
sauce into it and simmer for about 5 minutes.
2.Take a big bowl
and mix cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese (2 cups), eggs, Parmesan
cheese (1/4th cup), dried parsley, black pepper and salt.
in 9×13 inch baking dish by evenly spreading 3/4 cup of the sauce mix
at the bottom. Place 3 uncooked noodles and pour 1/4 cup sauce and 1 3/4
cups of cheese mixture over it. Create 2 such layers. Sprinkle
remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheese as well as the sauce over the
noodles. Add water along the edges of the pan and cover the dish with
4.Bake the Italian recipe in a 350 degree F
preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Bake it for another 10 minutes
after removing the cover.
Allow the dish to rest for 10 minutes prior to serving.