To get out of the usual baked macaroni or baked
spaghetti. Mommy and I made lasagna last Sunday. Mommy cooked the sauce while I do the cream sauce for filling and topping. This is best paired with garlic bread.
Creamy and Cheesy Lasagna
CREAMY AND CHEESY LASAGNA
You will need:
1 pack of lasagna noodles (about 400 grams)
For the meat sauce:
¼ kilo ground beef
1 large pack (good for 1 kilo) UFC Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce
¼ kilo hotdog, cut into cubes
1 medium sized carrot, grated
1 medium sized onion, mined
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 can button mushroom, chopped
½ cup grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
For the cream sauce:
¼ cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup grated cheese
½ cup all purpose cream
½ cup evaporated milk
salt to taste
Here’s how to do it:
Cook lasagna noodles according to packaging instruction.
For the meat sauce: Sauté garlic, onion and ground beef. When the
reddish color of the beef disappears, add hotdogs, bell pepper and button
mushroom. Add UFC Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce. Add 1-2 cups of water and
bring to boil. Once started to boil, lower the heat and add grated carrots and
cheese. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
For the creamy-cheese sauce: Melt butter then add all-purpose flour.
This will turn into paste-like consistency. Cooked the flour until light brown
then slowly add 3-4 cups water. With continuous stirring, wait until started to
boil then lower the heat. Add all-purpose flour, evaporated milk, grated cheese
and salt. Simmer for about 5 minutes with continuous stirring.
In an aluminum pan (about 6 x 8), spread meat sauce at the bottom.
Arrange lasagna noodles to cover the bottom of the pan. Spread about 1/3 of the
meat sauce, place another layer of lasagna noodles, then cover with 1/3 part of
the creamy-cheese sauce. Place another layer of lasagna noodles-meat
sauce-lasagna noodles-creamy cheese sauce-lasgana noodles. Pour the remaining
1/3 portion of meat sauce and place the remaining creamy cheese sauce.
In a 175ºF pre-heated oven, bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Serve with garlic bread on the side.
Tip/s: it is better to make the sauces a bit salty. The saltiness will
be balanced or neutralized by the pasta.