Making a lasagna can be a tough and intimidating task, but with the right lasagna cooking tips, you can make it delicious. I’ve made terrible lasagnas in the past, but nowadays, I can make a pretty good lasagna with just a couple tips.
Here is my first tip for a great lasagna: In my meat sauce, I combine a couple types of meat. I use beef, pork and turkey for the best flavor in the lasagna. I try to use dry lasagna noodles or the no boil variety. If you use the dry noodles, be sure to use a lot of sauce around these noodles. This will help soften up the noodles while you bake the lasagna.
With the Parmesan cheese, I prefer the freshly grated type, for obvious reasons…taste. As with any recipe, the better the ingredients the better the dish, but this is a dish you can cheat a little. Again, with mozzarella cheese, you have to find the best and the freshest type of mozzarella.
Whatever you do, do not add liquid to your sauce. You want your sauce to be thick, especially if you add veggies to your sauce. Veggies will only add more water to your lasagna and then you won’t be able to cut out nice squares that stay together.
Cover your lasagna with aluminum foil while it bakes. If not, it will burn on top. Leave it covered for most of the baking time, only uncovering it during the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
You have to lubricate the bottom of your baking dish or the lasagna will stick to it. Be sure to spray your baking dish AND put a little sauce on the bottom so the noodles won’t stick or get tough.
Drain meat or risk having a runny lasagna. You can use a paper towel to make sure you get all the liquid out.
Eggs are very important to a lasagna. You can use eggs for binder. Use three eggs with meat, spaghetti sauce, cream cheese, cottage or ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and noodles.
There are hundreds of lasagna tips on the internet, but these are the most important lasagna tips, I believe. You can also make vegetarian lasagna, but I absolutely love Meat Lasagna and that’s all I usually make. Good luck with your lasagna!
Try this awesome meat lasagna recipe.