With winter in full swing, and recent temperatures hitting a record-breaking low, I’ve been enjoying some extra time in the kitchen, exploring the joys of warm, hearty comfort food with my family.
In perfect timing, I recently received the below lasagna kit from Red Gold.
If you’re unfamiliar with Red Gold, they are a family-owned and family-run business that has been around since 1942. The largest privately owned tomato processor in the nation!
Inside the kit – Red Gold’s Classic Lasagna recipe and all the basic ingredients. Including one of my favorite Red Gold products, “Basil, Garlic & Oregano” diced tomatoes! The second I open the can, I’m in aroma heaven.
Red Gold’s Classic Lasagna:
1 (28 ounce) can Red Gold® Crushed Tomatoes, or 2 (15 ounce) cans
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes With Basil, Garlic & Oregano & Salt to taste
1 pound ground Italian sausage, or lean ground beef, cooked and drained
1 (16 ounce) box lasagna noodles, traditional, uncooked
1 (15 ounce) carton low fat ricotta cheese
3 cups sliced mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350o F.
In large mixing bowl combine water, RED GOLD® CRUSHED TOMATOES and RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES with BASIL, GARLIC & OREGANO, salt and Italian sausage, stir to combine ingredients.
Cover the bottom of a 9x13x2 inch baking pan with 1½ cups of sauce mixture.
Arrange 1/3 of noodles on top of sauce, slightly overlapped.
Top with ½ of ricotta cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of sauce. Repeat layers and top with last 1/3 of noodles and the remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 to 1½ hours; until noodles are cooked. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Red Gold’s Classic lasagna was a big hit with my family! Even our six year old granddaughter asked for seconds. When my husband asked me what I did different to improve “my” recipe, I wouldn’t tell him. But, all joking aside, it’s the Red Gold! Amazingly fresh, and full of flavor, the tomatoes and mix of spices make all the difference.
Enter to win!
Red Gold’s “Simply Fun, Simply You” Lasagna Party Sweepstakes!
Red Gold “Simply Fun, Simply You” Lasagna Party Sweepstakes – Ends February 5, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. 1 time entry. Open only to USA & D.C. residents 18+ yo. (3,000 Prizes) Red Gold Aprons ARV, $4.20 each. 3 Grand Prize Winners: Red Gold Lasagna Party Kit, including Red Gold apron, Red Gold spatula, Garfield plush toy, Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Rectangular Roaster, $25 Visa Gift Card, and all the ingredients to make the Red Gold “Simple Gourmet Lasagna” ARV US$250.
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