March 8th, 2013



I’m going to tell you right now that this lasagna recipe is fantastic!  The original recipe was called Golden Gate Lasagna, and it came from a Good Housekeeping cook book that my mom has.  She made quite a few changes to it, including increasing the amount of sauce by 50% and changing the spices to fresh herbs from her garden.  I was surprised at how much the fresh herbs improved the flavor of the sauce, and I highly recommend using as many of the different fresh herbs as you can.  I realize not everyone has an herb garden and that buying fresh herbs is expensive, so if you need to substitute dried herbs and spices, I have included those amounts in the recipe.  Perhaps you could use a couple of the fresh ones and use dried for the rest.  I have done that on occasion, although I definitely prefer using all fresh.

Another change my mom made was to replace some of the ground beef with Jimmy Dean HOT sausage.  The spices in the hot sausage combine with the herbs so that the sauce comes out perfect.  I would say that this recipe is every bit as good as lasagna that you would be served in a nice Italian restaurant.

I promise your family will love it!  Mine certainly does!

Update (12/31/13)

My son is currently on a two-year mission in Italy.  He’s been there for six months, and in a recent e-mail he said, “I still haven’t found any lasagna in Italy that is better than my mom’s!”

LasagnaServing Suggestion:  Serve with Roasted Garlic Bread or Easy Garlic Bread.

Posted under Italian, Main Dishes

2 Responses to “Lasagna”

  1. I just stumbled onto your blog, and boy I could spend hours here diving around. I spread the word to my large following on FB as well… first thing I’m going to try are your Dinner Rolls 😉

  2. Well, thanks Adetia. I appreciate your comment, and the free publicity as well. Come back anytime! I hope you enjoy those dinner rolls. I sure do.


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