Now, just the word lasagna can be off putting for new cooks, but this recipe is great and can really get you in the mood for other cooking adventures!

Gather your ingredients:

 

-1 lbs of lean ground beef

-1 package of oven ready noodles!
-1 54ml can of Italian tomatoes

-1 can of tomato paste (the little ones)
– 475g tub of ricotta

– 1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1.5-2 cups)

-1 egg

– pinch of sugar
– 1 tbs of seasoning*

 

*before we get started my mother uses a commercial brand, Les Herbes Salees du bas du fleuve, by J.Y. Roy of St. Flavie, Quebec. It is herbs & vegetables preserved with salt. The ingredients listed are celery, onion, salt, carrot, parsley, parsnip, chervil, savory, leek, chives, and spinach. So I’m pretty sure you could use a sprinkling of whatever you have on hand, or some mrs dash!

 

You will need a 9×13 glass dish, a bowl & a stove pot.

 

In the stove pot on med-high heat, brown all the meat.

 

While that is browning, in a bowl mix the ricotta cheese in with one egg and the tbs of spices.
Then you will want to add the sugar, tomato paste & canned tomatoes to the meat & cook for a few minutes longer.

When that is done you want to take your 9×13 pan & layer in

Sauce, noodles, sauce, mozzarella, noodles, sauce, all of the ricotta mix, noodles, sauce, mozzarella, noodles, sauce & ¾ cup of mozzarella on top.

 

You will then want to cover with tin foil and cook for 45 minutes at 375

At 20 minutes remove the tin foil!

 

It should be yummy!