Meat Lasagna For A Great Family Dinner Tonight
Are you looking for great ideas for this week’s dinners? Try a meat lasagna one night. This delicious dish of Italy is a great meal when combined with a lovely salad and some tasty bread.
What’s in one of these meat lasagnas? A wonderful combination of pasta, a sauce with Italian spices, ground beef, ricotta or cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese. All of the ingredients are layered in a pan and baked until the pasta is done and the cheese is melted.
Unlike other pasta dishes, lasagna can be made using uncooked pasta. The wide lasagna noodles can simply be layered in the pan with all the wet ingredients. Baking may take a little longer, but you will never know that they were not cooked beforehand.
An alternative meat lasagna uses chicken, Alfredo sauce and also has vegetables in the layers of the pan.
Another way you could do lasagna, is with a red or white sauce using vegetables as a substitute for the meat. You could use zucchini, carrots and spinach as your veggies. It is a much healthier and lower fat chose, but it still tastes fabulous.
If you are craving lasagna but are cutting the carbohydrates, try using your traditional lasagna recipe but substitute steamed cabbage leaves for the lasagna noodles. The flavor of this casserole is reminiscent of traditional lasagna and may fool your taste buds.
In order to cook lasagna, you will need a deep dish casserole dish that is at least three inches deep. Due to the shape of the noodles, square or rectangular pans work best.
If you do not have the deep dish pan, then you will find disposable aluminum lasagna pans at the grocery store. These pans are great for freezing a second lasagna for use at a later date. In addition, they make clean up a breeze.