Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Meaty Stove Top Lasagna

 Lasagna can be such a hassle to make at times! On a night where I do not feel like going through the whole process of making a traditional lasagna, I have been making lasagna right in a large frying pan.  After making it a few times and tweaking it each time, I have finally perfected it and it is outstanding! My husband says it is one of his new favorites!
*1 pound 90%  lean ground beef
*1 Hot Italian Sausage Link (Casing Removed)
*1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
*1 clove garlic, minced
*3 cups of broken up Mafalda Pasta (A flat wide ribbon pasta. Kind of like a narrow lasagna noodle. I break it up into 5-6 pieces)
*3 cups of Tomato and Basil pasta sauce
*1 1/2 cups water plus extra if needed
*1 cup of Sorrento Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
*1 cup of Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese plus more to sprinkle on top later
* ¼ cup grated Parmesan and Pecorino Cheese Blend
*2 TBSP's of fresh Parsley, finely chopped
*Salt and Pepper to taste

* Chop the Onion and Mince the Garlic.
 * In a large skillet cook and stir ground meat, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is browned and onion is tender.
 * Break the Pasta up. 
 * Stir in pasta, sauce, and the water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat.
* Cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until noodles are tender and liquid is absorbed.  If the pasta is still too hard, add more water, cover and cook longer until the pasta is cooked to your liking.

 * Meanwhile, combine Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, Grated Cheese, Parsley, and Salt and Pepper.
* When Pasta is fully cooked, drop cheese mixture by spoonfuls over meat mixture and then sprinkle more Mozzarella cheese over the top. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.
* Serve with a spatula. It holds up really well!



Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

Love lasagna but it's such hard work! I love this method of making it - looks a lot easier and delicious.

Carmella said...

I am definitely trying this one!

Yolanda said...

It is very good and def. a quick dinner fix!