Almost everyone likes pasta, try this Lasagna and you will have a new favorite. Easy to make and delicious. This can be baked in individual portions or as a single casserole.
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Lasagna Recipe: Yield 6- 4 inch souffle ramekins, or 1- 9×9 pan
¾ Cup Flour
½ Cup Durham Wheat Semolina
2 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
½ teaspoon Salt (For Pasta)
8 oz Tomato Sauce
8 oz Tomato Paste
¼ to ½ Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
3 Cups Rose or White Zinfandel Wine
½ Teaspoon Salt (For Sauce)
16 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 to 2 Cups Finely Chopped Fresh Baby Spinach
1 ½ Cups Grated Mozzarella Cheese
¾ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Start by making the pasta, add the eggs and olive oil to the flour, semolina, and salt and mix well to make a stiff dough. Place the dough in a plastic bag and allow to rest for 30 to 45 minutes, after resting roll dough out into a two foot diameter circle. Cut pasta to fit the dish or dishes you will be using to bake in, you will need to layers of pasta to each dish.
Place tomato paste and sauce into a small sauce pan, add chopped basil, wine, and salt and allow sauce mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes.
Place ricotta cheese into a bowl add chopped spinach, salt, and mix together.
After the sauce has finished its simmer assemble the ingredients. Start with ¼ cup of sauce if you are using 4 inch ramekins or ½ of the total amount of the sauce if you are making a 9×9 pan. Next add a layer of pasta then add the ricotta mixture, top that with another layer of pasta. Now top the last layer of pasta with more sauce ¼ cup for the ramekins or the remaining sauce for the 9×9 pan. Now top your lasagna with some grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees until the center is at least 165 degrees and the top is lightly browned. Cooking should take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the dish used and the altitude.