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Seafood Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound solid white fish, uncooked (cut fish into bite size pieces)
  • 10 large prawns, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup crabmeat, cut up
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Herb Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely minced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, chopped fine (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tsp fresh basil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp fresh dill
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 fresh pasta sheets

Directions

  1. Heat first amount of oil until hot. Add garlic and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. (do not allow to brown at all)
  2. Add wine and bring to a boil. Turn down and cook until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. 
  3. Add seafood and cook only until prawns turn slightly pink. This will only take 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Salt and pepper.
  4. Place in a glass bowl, cover and place in refrigerator to cool. 
  5. To make herb sauce, heat oil until hot. Add garlic, onion and fennel. 
  6. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. (do not allow to brown)
  7. Add white wine and cook until it’s reduced by half.
  8. Add cream and cook, stirring occasionally until reduced by half.
  9. Add the spices half way through the reducing time of the cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Allow mixture to cool.
  11. To assemble grease a baking pan. Spoon enough herb sauce into bottom of pan to barely coat.
  12. Top with a sheet of pasta.
  13. Top with seafood mixture, then a layer of herb sauce and then a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. 
  14. Continue to layer ingredients. End with a topping of herb sauce and parmesan cheese. 
  15. Bake uncovered in oven preheated to 350º for 45-60 minutes.

NOTE: You can make both the seafood and the herb sauce mixtures ahead of time. You can assemble the whole lasagna earlier in the day. Cover well and refrigerate.

Cooked broccoli or roasted asparagus, and crusty bread go well with this lasagna.

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Lasagna Party Ring Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ pound ground beef, 80:20 ratio of lean to fat
  • ¾ pound ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces ricotta
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • ¼ cup basil,chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 18-20 cooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup marinara sauce, to serve

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large pot over high heat, add oil, onions, and garlic, and cook until they begin to brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the beef, sausage, salt, and pepper, cooking until all of the moisture has evaporated and the meat is starting to brown on the edges, breaking the meat up as you stir.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, then reduce heat to a simmer, cooking the sauce down until the mixture becomes extremely thick, almost paste-like. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, basil, and egg, mixing until smooth. Set aside.
  6. Slice 6 of the lasagna noodles in half. These will serve as the layers in between the meat and the cheese mixture.
  7. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, then lay about 10-12 noodles into the bottom of the pan, fanning them out in an overlapping pattern. One end of the noodles should be just as tall as the center of the pan, and the other end of the noodles should hang over the sides of the pan.
  8. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella into the bottom of the pan on top of the noodles. This will help bind the noodles together when cooked.
  9. Spread half of the meat mixture evenly in a ring over the top of the mozzarella, then lay half of the cut noodle pieces over the top to create a noodle layer.
  10. Spread all of the ricotta mixture over the noodles in an even ring, then layer with the rest of the noodles and the rest of the meat sauce.
  11. Fold the edges of the lasagna noodles hanging over the sides of the pan back towards the center, creating another overlapping pattern.
  12. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella evenly on top.
  13. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the cheese is a deep golden brown.
  14. Cool for about an hour, then carefully invert the ring onto a cutting board.
  15. Slice the ring, then top with any extra Parmesan and basil.
  16. Place a small bowl filled with marinara at the center of the ring, for dipping.
  17. Serve!

Easy Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chunky-style spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey — (10 ounces)
  • 1 small zucchini — shredded (1 cup)
  • 6  uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese — (8 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Mix spaghetti sauce, turkey and zucchini.Spread 1 1/2 cups of this mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1/2″. Top with 3 noodles.
  2. Mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and oregano; spread over noodles in dish. Spread with 1 1/2 cups of the turkey mixture. Top with remaining noodles and turkey mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting

Makes 8 servings.

Notes: You can replace the ricotta cheese with small curd creamed cottage cheese.

Time Saver: You can cover and refrigerate unbaked lasagna for up to 24 hours, or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 1 month. When ready, bake refrigerated lasagna uncovered as directed in recipe, or bake frozen lasagna, uncovered at 375 F. for about 1 hour.

Seafood Lasagne Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 Lasagne noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups creamed cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp.chopped basil or 2 tsp. dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 – 10 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 – 5 oz. can crab
  • 1 lb. shelled deveined cooked shrimp
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Place 4 in 9″ X 13″ pan. Cook onion in butter. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, egg, basil, and salt and pepper.
  2. Spread 1/2 mixture over noodles. Combine soup, milk and wine. Stir in crab and shrimp. Spoon 1/2 mixture over cheese layer. Repeat all layers. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake, uncovered at 350F. for 45 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese, brown under broiler and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Taco Lasagna

Here is a recipe that is a perfect mid week night dinner. Quick and easy while you are rushing off to the next soccer game or music lesson.
It comes together quickly. Can be assembled ahead of time and baked when needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 6″ soft tortilla (8 in a package)
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef or chicken / turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 – 19 ounce / 540 ml can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 jar (about 2 cups) of medium salsa
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt (I used 1/4 cup of each)
  • 2 cups low fat shredded Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese or a combination of both (whatever kind you have on hand)

Directions

  1. Brown the beef with the onion and green pepper drain the fat if needed.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, water, beans, corn and salsa.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a 9 x 13 inch pan layer a bit of salsa, tortilla shells, sour cream mixture, cheese, beef, and continue with repeating the layers. It should give 4 layers.
  5. Top with the final amount of cheese.
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 20-30 minutes and all the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  7. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into it.
  8. Serve with a fresh crisp salad.

Traditional Lasagna Recipe

This classic lasagna recipe perfectly matches traditional Italian ingredients with a homemade sauce. Layers of cheese, meat, and pasta will satisfy any family.

Traditional Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can basil, garlic, and oregano diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans tomato paste
  • 1 can basil, garlic, and oregano tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 1 container ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 packages part-skim mozzarella cheese slices
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Sauté onion in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain beef mixture, and return to skillet. Stir in diced tomatoes, next 4 ingredients, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf; set meat sauce aside.
  2. Place lasagna noodles in a 13- x- 9-inch pan. Carefully pour 8 cups boiling water and remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil over noodles. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Stir together ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper until blended.
  4. Spoon half of the meat sauce mixture in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Shake excess water from noodles, and arrange 6 noodles over meat sauce; top with half of ricotta mixture and 1 package mozzarella cheese slices. Repeat layers once.
  5. Bake, covered, at 350° for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until bubbly. Let lasagna stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

  1. The sauce is time-consuming but worth the extra effort. Make it on a weekend, and freeze it to enjoy later with lasagna or your favorite pasta.