Lasagne Abruzzese

Spaghetti alla chitarra from Abruzzo – fugsu CC BY 2.0


2 lbs ricotta
1 lb mozzarella, grated (or buy already shredded)
1 cup grated romano or parmesan
Four large eggs
1 lb lasagna noodles
4 cups tomato sauce

How to make the Lasagne AbruzzeseAbruzzo’s Lasagna:

Preheat oven to 375º
In a large bowl, mix the three kinds of cheese and the eggs well.
Cook the lasagna noodles.
In a 13″ x 9″ pan (preferably glass), spread a little sauce on the bottom, then cover four noodles slightly overlapped. Divide the cheese mixture into fourths, with one “fourth” a little smaller than the others.
Spoon one-quarter of the mixture onto the noodles and pour one-quarter of the remaining sauce on top. Mix the sauce into the cheese with your fingers and spread evenly.
Add three more layers of noodles, cheese, and sauce in the same way. Thus, on top, you’ll have the last, smaller portion of cheese with sauce. Make sure the top layer of noodles is well covered with the mixture. You may need an extra piece of noodles across one short end of the pan to fill out the coating on some layers — make sure not to run out of noodles.
Place lasagna in the oven and a cookie sheet on a rack below the lasagna in case of spillover.
Bake for 45 minutes, and let rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 10

Regional recipe from Abruzzo

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
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