Lasagna – Meatless, Dairy

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meatlesslasagna

Adapted from a recipe by La Famiglia Del Grasso

This is an easy lasagna recipe that uses a jar of prepared Marinara Sauce and a vegetarian meat substitute.

Ingredients:

1 pound vegetarian ground beef such as  LightLife Gimme Lean®
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 jar Aunt Mary Ann’s Sunday Marinara Sauce
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
8 cooked lasagna noodles
3 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cups shredded mozzarella

Directions:

In a large skillet, brown ground vegetarian beef. Combine DelGrosso  sauce and water. Add sauce mixture to meat. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, covered.

In medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup grated cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover bottom of a 9" by 13" baking dish with 1 cup sauce mixture, place 4 lasagna noodles on top of sauce mixture (noodles may overlap), spread half of ricotta mixture over noodles, cover with 1 cup mozzarella and sprinkle with grated cheese. Repeat process above for second layer.

Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1/2 hours until top layer has a spongy texture.

Notes:

Yield: Serves 4-6

Recipes: Dairy, Pasta, Lasagna, Kosher

 

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1) Do you like lasagna well-done with crispy edges? 

2) Or do you like lasagna fluffy and creamy? 

3) Are you on a budget, willing to invest, or do you take your baking very seriously? 

 

 

1. Well-done, creamy with crispy edges = Metal Pan 

Metal deep dish pans are the safest way to achieve the “well-done” crispy/crunchy elements in your lasagna. Aluminum is better than stainless steel for an even cook. Do not store lasagna in your metal pan because it will impart a metal taste into the sauce!

 

 

A) Yup, Budget. ($20 range) 

ExcelSteel 4 Piece Stainless Roaster with Cover, Rack and Spatula (amazon)

As many of the reviews claim, this pan is deep and great for making lasagna. An all-around great pan with handles, tray, and a lid. Not the best serving dish but best bang for your buck.

 

B) I’ll invest in this pan. ($100 range) 

All-Clad E9019964 Stainless Steel Lasagna Pan (amazon)

A household name and a koshereye favorite. Not the exact square dimensions for particular lasagna makers, however, it absolutely gets the job done and will last a lifetime. 

 

C) I take my baking extremely seriously. ($250 range) 

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Rectangular Roaster (amazon)

This cast iron made by famous French cookware company Le Creuset is an all-around masterpiece for your kitchen. Cook and serve right from this dish. It may be pricy but think of it as a long-term investment. It has got a long lifetime and it is a breeze to clean.

 

 

2. Fluffy and creamy = Ceramic Pan 

Ceramic, like glass, will give your lasagna an even cook but will not easily achieve the “well-done” effect that metal pans will. You can serve your lasagna straight in your ceramic pan because they are classy dishes, so why use a glass pan when you can use ceramic? No one needs extra dishes.

 

 

A) Yup, budget. ($40 range) 

Essence Maison Rectangular Baking Dish (amazon)

Pretty serving dish and durable, this pan is a drop shy of 9 x 13 but gets the job done. 

 

B) I’ll invest in this pan. ($60 range)  

Emile Henry Made In France HR Modern Classics Large Rectangular Baker (amazon)

A beautiful dish that cooks your lasagna perfectly. This Emile Henry dish is a bit deeper than its 9 x 13 listed dimensions, it is deep! Hard to find lasagna pans with these kinds of dimensions. Cook and serve all-in-one. 

 

C) I take my baking extremely seriously. ($130 range) 

Le Creuset Stoneware Heritage Covered Rectangular Casserole (amazon)

Known for its quality, this Le Creuset stoneware pan is a serious piece for your baking arsenal. Paired with a lid, this pan is designed to execute both covered and uncovered recipes while achieving an all-around even cook. Designed for serious bakers but built to last. This pan can be used as a serving dish for any occasion. 

 

 


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