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Home Made Pasta Sauce (so easy!)

21 Jan

I never made pasta sauce before, and i was making spaghetti with meatballs and just honestly, didnt feel like using sauce from a jar! i wanted to just try making my own.

why not? right?

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil for the pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • A handful chopped parsley
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Parmesan Cheese

In an oiled deep pan on medium heat, add finely chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Saute until onion is soft, about 5-10 minutes. Add the beef stock, crushed tomatoes, and parsley. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese inside too. Add salt to taste (maybe like 1 tbsp). If the sauce is too runny, add some starchy pasta water or some tomato paste if you have it. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-12 minutes until bubbling and delicious. Towards the end when you’re ready to serve, mix in the basil.

So easy and DELICIOUS. I never want to buy canned pasta sauce again. It took me like 10 minutes to make.

This was my spaghetti and meatballs – so yummy!

-M

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Momma’s Lasagna

29 Jun

so i made lasagna, it was delicious… and easy for me to make (beginners chef WARNING!!!!!!)

so here are the ingredients

1 lb package RONZONI LASAGNA (or any for that matter)
4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (or 1 whole pound of cheese)
1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese (i used light ricotta)
1 lb of ground chicken or beef, cooked on a skillet, drained, and pulsed in a food processor
1 tbsp. of Oregano
1 (8-ounce) jar of pasta auce, any flavor
1 egg
1 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°. If you haven’t already done so, in a skillet cook the ground meat. Drain the oil from the skillet and pulse the pieces of meat in a food processor to make smaller pieces. In a medium bowl, empty the sauce and add the meat. In another bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, egg, and oregano. Shred the pound of mozzarella cheese and set aside. In a 13″ x 9″, put 3 pieces of pasta down on the pan. Cover it in the ricotta mixture. Then the meat sauce mixture. Finally, spread grated cheese.

Repeat this step 3 more times. On the fourth layer, ONLY put the 3 pieces on the top with the meat sauce and the mozzarella. Add the cup of parmesan cheese.

Cover the pan, and let it cook in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes ends, uncover the pan and let it bake for another 15 minutes so that the cheese is bubbling and it looks delicious.
BON APPETIT

-M