First Posted: 1/29/2010 7:12:21 AM | Last Updated: 1/29/2010 7:12:37 AM
Here's one of my favorite recipes that will keep you warm on these cold winter days.
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon dried basil
4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons sugar
garlic salt to taste
8 uncooked lasagna noodles
24 cooked meatballs
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. Crumble meatballs into the sauce.
In a small bowl, combine egg and ricotta cheese. Spoon 1 cup of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the noodles, ricotta mixture, meat sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before for 15 minutes before cutting. for 15 minutes before cutting.