Lasagna

Broadening your menu is a great way to entice and attract new customers. Try your hand at a variety of menu items outside of pizza, like this ultimate classic Italian dish that is filled with Grande Ricotta, Mozzarella and Romano. It is layered with delicious marinara sauce and lasagna noodles, then baked until the flavors have married into a rich, creamy indulgence.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Lasagna Yield: One Pan (15 Portions)
  • 48 oz. (6 cups) Marinara sauce, commercially prepared
  • 15 Lasagna noodles, 20”, cooked al dente, drained
  • 64 oz. (8 cups) Ricotta mixture (see recipe)
  • 64 oz. (8 cups) Ground meat (pork, beef, or Italian sausage), cooked, drained
  • 8 oz. Grande Romano cheese, grated
  • 44 oz. Grande Italian Blends cheese, shredded
  • Grande Romano cheese, grated, to finish as needed
  • Parsley, fresh, minced, to finish as needed

DIRECTIONS

Lasagna
  1. Spread 16 oz. marinara sauce evenly on the bottom of full-size steam table pan. Place 5 lasagna noodles on top of marinara, overlapping slightly.
  2. Spread 32 oz. of ricotta mixture over noodles and sprinkle with 32 oz. ground meat. Evenly distribute 8 oz. grated Grande Romano cheese and 24 oz. shredded Italian Blends cheese. Layer another 5 lasagna noodles over cheese and top with 16 oz. of marinara.
  3. Repeat the layers a second time beginning with the ricotta mixture and finishing with marinara sauce. Sprinkle the top with an additional 20 oz. shredded Italian Blends cheese.
  4. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 50 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Uncover and continue baking 5 more minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 15 equal portions. Sprinkle lasagna with Romano cheese and fresh parsley, if desired.

INGREDIENTS

Ricotta Mixture
  • 56 oz. (7 cups) Grande Ricotta
  • 10 oz. Grande Italian Blends cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz. Grande Romano cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Parsley, fresh, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper, freshly ground

DIRECTIONS

Ricotta Mixture
  1. Combine first six ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and chill below 40°F to hold.