Cooking with Mom: Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

I’ve made it safe to ITALIA!

The flight was a long one, and I got stucked in Milan for 2 hours as my flight to Lecce had a delay due to the heavy snow.

It’s cold here but it feels sooo warm. I love being home πŸ™‚

Cooking with mom is a new cathegory I’ve decided to start, where I will collect all the recipes that I am going to make with my mom while I am back home.

Today for lunch we made lasagna with ricotta cheese. We didn’t wanna use any white sauce, to make it a bit lighter, but you can add some if you like. But let me tell you something: even without white sauce this lasagna was delicious!

Try it and let me know!

Ingredients (for about 8 servings):

  • 700 g ricotta cheese
  • lasagna sheets
  • 500 ml tomato sauce
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 400 g scamorza cheese (0r mozzarella cheese)

We decided to use this kind of fresh lasagna sheets that are sold in Italy and that don’t require to be boiled first, but if you cannot find this, just go with the normal stuff

We also used my mom’s fresh homemade tomato sauce

Look at its texture, totally different from the stuff you buy at the store. Homemake tomato sauce is so much worth it!

In a baking pan spread some tomato sauce

Lay down the first layer of lasagna sheets

sprinkle some parmesan cheese

then go ahead, slice up some ricotta cheese and lay it on top

drop a few more spoons of tomato sauce

next up, slice up some scamorza cheese (or mozzarella)

and add some to your lasagna pan

Reapeat as above for about 4 layers

so go with lasagna sheets and parmesan

ricotta and tomato sauce

scamorza cheese

At last, cover with an other layer of lasagna sheets and parmesan cheese

add a few more pieces of scamorza cheese and drop some spoons of tomato sauce

and spread it across

then sprinkle more pamesan cheese

you know you want to!

Bake at 180 C for about 30- 40 min or until nice and crispy on top. We left it 5 min more than needed…forgetting things in the oven is a problem I have…and that clearly my mom has too…We are imperfect that way.

Let it rest for a few minutes, then serve!

Tomorrow a Christmas Recipes!


– LittleDani

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