The Best Ever Lasagna

The Best Ever Lasagna

Best Lasagna

Lasagna just may be my ultimate comfort food.  I absolutely love it!  It’s great for a family dinner and it’s equally at home as the shining star at a dinner party.  I have tried many lasagna recipes and this has become my all time favorite.  This is THE BEST LASAGNA!  It has a really thick, rich, super cheesy layers and a killer tomato sauce.  I personally feel that what separates a very good lasagna, from an incredible lasagna, is the sauce.  The sauce for an incredible lasagna has to be Sunday Gravy.  Sunday Gravy is not difficult to make.  You brown your meats, chop a few things and you let the cooking time become a crucial, magic ingredient.  I often make and add meatballs to my Gravy but that recipe will have to wait for another post.  The pork neck bones may seem freaky but they really add incredible flavor to this.  If you are shopping in OC you can get them at Ranch 99 market.  You should have seen the butcher at Bristol Farms face when I went there asking for them!  Seriously LOL!   The best Italian sausage you can buy in OC (imho) is from Claros market in Tustin.  When I make Sunday Gravy I always make extra and freeze it so that when I want to make lasagna the sauce is ready and waiting!

Ingredients

  • Sunday Gravy or Sauce of Your Choice
  • 1 Pound - Lasagna Noodles, Cooked al Dente
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter, cut into 1/4 inch Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup - Mozzarella, Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup - Parmesan Cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Cups - Whole Milk, at Room Temperature
  • 2-4 Drops - Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Dried Ground Nutmeg
  • To Taste - Salt
  • To Taste - Black Pepper
  • 2 Quarts - Whole Milk Ricotta
  • 2 - Eggs, Large, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 Cup - Parmesan Cheese
  • 16 Ounces - Mozzarella, Shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Fresh Basil Leaves, Julienned
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