Saturday, April 25, 2009

Chef Chuck's Homemade Lasagna


Homemade Lasagna


marinara sauce
homemade pasta sheets
2 cups ricotta cheese
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
1 cup parmigiano cheese, grated

2 eggs
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


Pasta
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Combine by hand or in a food processor then knead till smooth, wrap in plastic and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide in 4 pieces roll out enough to fit in pasta machine. Start at number 1 and continue till number 8 so the pasta sheets are thin. Cook in a large pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Tip: If dough is not soft and smooth add a little more olive oil!



Lasagna

Combine ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiano, eggs, salt, pepper and parsley. In a large baking dish add a little sauce, layer pasta, then cheese mixture and top with more sauce. Continue making 3 more layers top with pasta, sauce, parmigiano and mozzarella on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees, for 40 minutes.

18 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a great lasagna - especially this one made with fresh pasta? any left over for me?

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  2. Hi Cioa Chow Linda, Your right the soft tenderness of fresh pasta! I am sorry this one went fast!!
    Thank You

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  3. Mmmmm, fresh pasta! Love lasagna!

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  4. The last time I made fresh pasta... it didn't turn out so well. After seeing this I think I should give it another try!

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  5. Hi Ash, This is great you may try again, I hope this time your successful!
    Thank You

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  6. Hi LaDue, Nothing like it, much softer!!
    Thank You

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  7. I can barely bear to look at this. It's my all time favourite.

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  8. Hi Scintilla, Mine too!! Grazie!

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  9. Cheese lasagne is my absolute fave! And homemade pasta? Wow! Impressed! I do need to try it. And your lasagne looks fabulous!

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  10. Who can resist this? Lasagna is one of those comfort foods that makes life better. Looks wonderful!

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  11. Yes Bridgett, Comfort food is a good description!
    Thank You.

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  12. Hi Jamie, I am glad you like!! Thank You

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  13. Looks great Chuck.. I like that you don't over do the mozzarella. I think that's the biggest lasagna no-no. I've seen some that look like mozzarella is the only ingredients!

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  14. I agree Joe, to much mozzarella is not good!
    Grazie, :)

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  15. MMMMM...Chuck: your lasagne looks rich & fab!

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  16. Hi Sophie, MMMMM, is true!! Thank You :)

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  17. I tasted this lasagne years ago at a luncheon for the teachers and the PTA at the middle school. It made such an impression on me. I took a serving home to my husband and he said he never had better lasagna and still has not, to this day. Words can not describe how fabulous this dish is!!!!

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  18. I am so pleased that you really enjoyed the lasagna, thank you for your kind words.

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