Source: Rochelle and Nonni’s sauce 1980’s
I think we can all agree, that lasagna is pretty basic. It involves layering the lasagna pasta in a deep baking dish, and putting the cheese and sauce in-between. My obvious determination is that the success of your lasagna is largely based on the quality of your sauce and mozzarella. Pick the best ingredients and you will get the best results. Use Nonni’s sauce or Guido’s sauce from the “Heritage” section, then you decide! Enjoy.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5 people
- 1 pack lasagna noodles
- 1 pot tomato sauce home made
- 5 buffalo mozzarella cheese large, fresh balls
- 1 stem oregano fresh or dry
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 200°C. I always par boil my noodles, even if they say “no cooking needed”. So, par-boil your lasagna noodles. Prepare a deep baking dish by drizzling a bit of olive oil.
Also, prepare your mozzarella by draining the excess water and splitting it in half with your hands. Break the large ball in several small pieces, probably to the size of a quarter. When you have finished, you should have a bowl full of little pieces of mozzarella. This makes it easy to apply, and your lasagna won’t have a huge chunky cheesy feeling.
After your sauce has cooked for a half hour minimum and you are satisfied with the flavor, ladle in 1 scoop of sauce on the bottom of the dish. Spread it around to cover the entire dish.
Begin first layer of lasagna noodles, then add a nice layer of mozzarella. Add a ladle or 2 of sauce.
Begin layering the second row of lasagna noodles, cheese and sauce. Follow same steps until you are finished with the noodles. Finish the dish with fresh sauce on the top and cheese. Bake for 20-30 min. or until brown and bubbling. Turn off the oven, let cool for about 10 min.