Thursday, July 29, 2010

National Lasagna Day

It's National LASAGNA Day ... did you know that? Did you know there WAS a lasagna day? We celebrated Donut Day in June ... there are so many strange little "holidays" ... you can check out more of them here. Anyway, Landon had been asking for lasagna for a while now, so it seemed fitting to make one (or two or four) today. In fact, I made Landon help! Guys should know how to cook to, don't you think?
Personally ... I don't eat lasagna, but Grayson and Landon love this Westra family recipe.

1 lb hamburger
1 package lasagna noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
1 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lb mozzarella or jack cheese
1/2 lb cheddar cheese
2 8oz cans of tomato sauce
Parmesan cheese

Brown the hamburger and drain. Cook the noodles as directed and drain. Combine the soup, milk, onion, W.sauce, seasonings and salt. Add cooked meat. In a 8x11 baking pan, start with a layer of noodles. Spread meat sauce mixture evenly over the noodles. Top with a layer of both cheeses. Drizzle tomato sauce over the cheese and top with Parmesan. Repeat the layers one or two more times. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Now, it's just as easy to make multiple lasagnas as it is to make one, so I usually double (have even tripled) the recipe. The completed lasagnas freeze well for future dinners, or make them in disposable pans to give away. Other than the two oldest boys (Daddy and Landon), no one else in our house really cares for lasagna, so I often use smaller pans (bread pans work great to make just 2-3 portions). Happy Lasagna Day!


  1. Well, if you want to make two or three and you don't want them- we'll take them!!! lol. It is a good recipe. Different than most but yummy!

  2. Ok- so I made this today. You changed your recipe a bit from the one I have! It only called for 2 cans of tomato sauce when doubling it but I definitely could have used 4 (of course I only bought two)!

    Also- I went ahead and assembled one and then did the 2nd one- it's probably better to assemble them together....cause I ran out of meat sauce for my third layer on my second one! So, it just gets a layer of cheese. :)

  3. When we made it, we used three cans (had one left), but the meat sauce is what ran out first for us too. You can add some extra milk to it to stretch it a little. Landon was snacking on the meat as we assembled, I'm sure that took out a small chunk too.


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