Three Cheese Lasagna: No Ricotta Cheese

January 06, 2015



There was a slight camera situation this past week or so.  I was so prepped.  Mr Plain was on winter break for two weeks.  For one of the weeks, I had a list of recipes to make and photograph.  That was a bust. Literally. I dropped my camera lens and it screwed up my focus element.  So, blurry photos.  I was so annoyed with myself.  Well, I tried to fix it, work with manual focus and it just wasn't going well.   Hence, a new lens was purchased. It took a few days to get it, so, in the meantime, I tried a few snaps with my regular camera and my cell phone. They sucked.  Really bad.  Super bad.



I am so very happy that my new lens is finally here.  It's time to get back to sharing some food.  Today, we have lasagna.  Oh yeah, also, that whole let's-eat-healthier-because-it's-a-new year?  Um..you won't really find that here.  This is packed with three kinds of cheese and it's a giant pan of pasta.  Of course, if you New Year's resolution is to eat more carbs..this dish is definitely for you.
The one thing will not find any ricotta cheese in this though.   Which is pretty much a staple in lasagna, right? Well, shockingly, my family dislikes ricotta cheese (note:sarcasm).  So, I just replace it with a little egg mixture and tons more of other kinds of cheese.  Works like a dream.   
Quite a tasty way to start 2015.




Three Cheese Lasagna with no Ricotta Cheese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage ( or ground beef)
  • 32 oz  of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 15-17 dried lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated provolone cheese
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9  baking dish.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink.  Drain. Mix sausage with pasta sauce.  Set aside
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  5. Spread a thin layer of sauce/meat mixture on the bottom of dish.  Then, add a layer of noodles.  Spread noodles with egg mixture, then, add a layer of cheese.
  6. Repeat layers.
  7. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Remove cover and bake an 10-15 minutes or until slightly bubbly.

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