Simple Lasagna with Hearty Tomato-Meat Sauce

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Simple Lasagna with Hearty Tomato-Meat Sauce

Why This Recipe Works

Determined to formulate a really good 90-minute lasagna recipe, we came up with several shortcuts: We made a 12-minute tomato meat sauce by cooking onions, garlic, and meatloaf mixture (ground beef, pork, and veal) and then adding cream and...

Why This Recipe Works

Determined to formulate a really good 90-minute lasagna recipe, we came up with several shortcuts: We made a 12-minute tomato meat sauce by cooking onions, garlic, and meatloaf mixture (ground beef, pork, and veal) and then adding cream and tomatoes. We chose no-boil lasagna noodles for our quick lasagna recipe to eliminate the process of boiling and draining. We created a classic cheese layer quickly with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, fresh basil, and an egg to help thicken and bind the mixture. Covering the lasagna with foil before baking helped soften the noodles; removing the foil during the last 25 minutes of baking allowed the cheeses to brown properly.

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Pasta Quick and EasySeason 3, Ep. 309

Every cook needs quick pasta recipes in his or her repertoire. Pasta with garlic and oil is perhaps the most famous quick pasta dish. It starts with ingredients on hand—garlic, good olive oil, hot red...