Main Dishes

The Best Lasagna

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Okay, I am NOT joking- this is the BEST lasagna recipe EVER. Like, lick-off your-plate good, seriously. My friend Keri brought this lasagna to a potluck and it instantly disappeared. She had recently moved to the area from Boston and this was a version from the cookbook North End Italian Cookbook with recipes inspired from Boston’s North End. She changed it up a a bit and made this fantastic version.

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For the sauce:
¼ cup olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic clove, smashed then minced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 28 ounce can peeled and crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups hot water
Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
For the lasagna:
sauce (above)
1 pound lasagna noodles (no-cook)
2 pounds ricotta cheese
3 eggs
1 garlic clove, smashed then minced
1 ¾ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
¾ pound mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
Make the sauce. Heat the olive oil. Add the onion sauté until almost translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Do not allow garlic to burn. Add the beef and pork to pan and...
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Nutritions

Calories
532

Sodium
840mg
35% DV

Fat
35g
55% DV

Protein
40g
80% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV