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As a kid I had simpler tastes. Lasagna made with Ragu from the jar, oozing with not-so-fresh ricotta and mozzarella – this seemed like pure heaven. Though I’ll still happily stuff myself with lasagna made the lazy way, the little bit of the food snob that now lurks within me knows this much to be true: a truly stellar lasagna has to be created from scratch. Sadly, the process is a somewhat time-consuming one, but save your lasagna-making for that Sunday afternoon when you actually have a break from your usual busy schedule, and your efforts will be well-rewarded.
Since lasagna from scratch is somewhat time-consuming to prepare, double your batch and freeze the remainder for a quickie insta-lasagna dinner later down the line. Assemble the lasagna, wrap it tightly, and pop it in the freezer.
Variations on a theme of lasagna
Replace the meat with roasted vegetables. Choose a medley of
eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, zucchini, and onion, or whatever
else happens to suit your fancy.
Ready to get in the kitchen? Start cooking with a recipe for a scrumptiously simple, classic lasagna …