Lasagna at the Cottage
Whether you prefer to spell it lasagne or lasagna, this dish is a fantastic meal to take to the lake. Impress your guests and family with something new.
This one is our editor’s favourite lasagna recipe.
Kathy’s Cottage Lasagna
Lasagna Meat Sauce
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 3.5 hours
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 1 large baking dish or pan
The Ingredients You Need To Make The Sauce
1.5 pounds of ground beef
1 medium onion – chopped
2 cloves of garlic – chopped fine
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of savoury
2 teaspoons of oregano
2 teaspoons of basil
1 pinch of hot pepper flakes
½ teaspoon of paprika
Salt and pepper added to your taste
1.5 cups of chicken broth
1 large can of Hunts tomato sauce (680ml)
1 can of Hunts tomato paste (369ml)
1 can of diced tomatoes (540ml)
Other Ingredients For The Lasagna
1 pound of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 box of lasagne noodles
The Gear You Need
1 big pot to cook the sauce
1 large baking dish or baking pan
How to Make The Lasagna Sauce
Using a large pot, brown the meat in the olive oil on medium heat.
Add all the spices and garlic and mix them in.
Add the tomato paste.
Mix well and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce while mixing it in well.
Add the broth to get the desired thickness of the sauce.
Cook for 3 to 4 hours on low heat.
How To Make The Lasagna
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Boil the lasagne noodles until they are tender.
In the baking dish or pan, add a small amount of sauce to cover the bottom.
Add a layer of the lasagne noodles.
Cover the noodles with sauce and then cover the sauce with a layer of shredded cheese.
Repeat the process until you fill the pan.
Bake the lasagne at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Special Note: Before serving the lasagna or cutting it into portions to be stored, let it sit for 10 minutes. This will make the job less messy.
It takes a long time to make the sauce, so this recipe is a great project for a Sunday afternoon. If you plan to take the lasagna to the cabin, it is best done by freezing it in bags with one healthy portion of the lasagna in each bag. This makes transporting it very easy and the frozen lasagna helps keep other food cold in the cooler.
At the cottage, you just have to reheat the portions as needed. Wash and reuse the plastic bags to make this a zero-waste meal.