We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling! Every other week, we're bringing you the best parenting and lifestyle advice from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, which is Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori shares her favorite lasagna recipe.
I've been making my lasagna recipe since my early 20s. When I moved into my first apartment at age 19, I decided to learn my way around a kitchen and started experimenting with my favorite cuisine, Italian. At first, more spaghetti landed on the ceiling than on the plate, but ultimately, I perfected my go to dish: T's Meaty Lasagna.
It became my good luck dish. I made it for my friends every time one of my TV movies premiered, which back then was a lot. Hey friends, come eat lasagna and watch me get stalked, killed, and shoot a bad pimp. Ahhh, those were the days! Nowadays, I make my lasagna for family and friends whenever we feel like a cozy home cooked meal. This Christmas / New Year’s, we went away to a house in the mountains. We didn't get any snow like expected, but I did make my lasagna dinner! Here's the recipe...
Disclaimer: I've never formally written this recipe down. It's all in my head. So I apologize if I've given it to anyone before and the measurements are slightly different.
Keep reading for Tori's recipes for lasagna, lasagna cupcakes, and garlic bread!
T’s Meaty Lasagna Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions Prepare Assemble Bake
Tori Spelling's Meaty Lasagna Recipe
1 pound ground beef
1 pound Italian sausage
1 cup minced onion
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6.5 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 tablespoon salt (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bags (approximately) shredded mozzarella
Lots of grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
We had leftover meat sauce and a little ricotta mixture so with that we made...
Same idea as above, but use a cupcake pan. Spray the cupcake pan with cooking spray, and line each cupcake tin with two lasagna noodles that you wrap around the tin to make a cupcake holder base. In the center, add meat sauce, ricotta mixture, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Cover with foil and then bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling but not burnt.
Dean made these and they were amazing! We had lasagna cupcakes for leftovers for days.
Of course you can’t serve lasagna without garlic bread! Here’s my recipe:
Ingredients I’ve included no measurements, because this one is all to taste. Depends on how garlicky or buttery you want it!! Garlic, crushed Directions
Tori Spelling's Garlic Bread Recipe
Chopped Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
I’ve included no measurements, because this one is all to taste. Depends on how garlicky or buttery you want it!!
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