When it comes to Italian pastas, they easy, quick and fun to prepare! There are several of these lip-smacking delicacies from the land of Italy that will leave your taste buds mollycoddled. So, whether it's a fun-filled weekend party or a sumptuous Sunday dinner, a platter of creamy and saucy pasta will give you and your family a taste of heaven! There are several recipes that you can try at home such as Spaghetti, baked or Lasagna pasta. In this article, we are going to learn how to make a special Italian dish - Lasagna Pasta with three cheeses. You will love preparing this delicacy because your family and friends will love savouring the rich taste of it.

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This is one recipe that's prepared by our grandmothers following conventions and can be passed onto generations to come. So, let's get started with the preparation method.

 

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

 

One and a half Lb. of Lasagna Pasta
2 teaspoons of tomato paste
6 cups of peeled tomatoes
½ Lb. of minced veal
½ Lb. of minced beef
½ Lb. of Italian pork sausage detached from the covering
One large shallot
One large sized onion
5 pieces of garlic
One and a half Lb. of Mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmigiano cheese
1 Lb. of Ricotta cheese
½ stick of butter
Two chicken or beef broth cubes
2 teaspoons of fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of hot pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
3 fresh basil leaves
 

PREPARING THE SAUCE

 

First take a large pan and cover the base with extra virgin olive oil & put it on average flame.
Cut the onion, garlic and shallot into small pieces and add them to the pan.
Once the onion pieces become golden brown, add the beef, veal, and the pork sausage (broken in small morsels) so that the meats can be fried more evenly.
Wait for a while for the meats to brown. Then, add the tomato paste and peeled tomatoes.
Next, take an immersion blender to chop the meat and tomatoes very finely.
Next you have to add the basil and parsley.
Add hot pepper and butter.
Let these ingredients cook for about 30 minutes at average heat to reduce the sauce.

 

MAKING THE LASAGNA

 

Prepare the Lasagna in a way so that it is still firm when bitten, i.e. half cooked (Al Dente). This is important because the pasta will continue to cook in the oven later.
Add a little olive oil to the water to ensure that the Lasagna sheets do not cling to each other.
Once cooked, remember to replace hot water with cold water to discontinue cooking. This will help you touch the Lasagna sheets without getting burned.
Next take a deep baking pan and cover the base with a substantial coating of sauce.
Then, put a coating of Lasagna followed by a coating of sauce, again a Lasagna layer, Ricotta cheese, Mozzarella, and Parmigiano cheese. Keep layering till you reach the top or brim of the pan.
Make sure the final layering is of the sauces, Mozzarella cheese and Parmigiano cheese.
Finally, you need to bake it in an oven at a temperature of 400o Fahrenheit for approximately 40 minutes.
 
Now, allow your delicious Lasagna pasta to rest for about 15 minutes or so. Serve after 15 minutes and delight your guests with a yummy creamy taste!

If you have less time and wish to avoid cooking, you can book a table in one of the renowned Italian restaurants and relish a delectable platter of yummy traditional pasta.