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Chef Soupy's Beef Lasagna & Vegetarian Pasta

Chef Soupy, from Table Mountain Casino, located in Friant, will join us to prepare some delicious dishes.

Chef Soupy, from Table Mountain Casino, located in Friant, will join us to prepare some delicious dishes.


Beef Lasagna


Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef/ground pork
  • 4 cups of fresh marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 ounces ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley and basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


Directions:


  1. Cook lasagna noodles until firm to the bite.
  2. Cook meat and crumble into large pieces. Stir in sauce and water - simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ricotta (or cottage cheese), Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Grease baking dish and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Arrange layers in greased baking dish with half of each in the following order: lasagna noodles, cheese mixture, mozzarella, and meat sauce.
  6. Repeat layers in the same order.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes to give it a golden-brown top. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.



Vegetarian Pasta


Ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ lb of pasta of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 1 broccoli floret
  • ¼ lb of baby summer vegetables
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper for taste


Directions:

  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 7-10 minutes until al dente (firm to the bite). Make sure to season the water.
  2. Heat the pan with oil, sauté the garlic.
  3. Add the vegetables and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the pesto sauce and cream.
  5. Add the pasta and stir until everything is incorporated.
  6. Put all ingredients into a bowl, sprinkle some cheese on top and it’s ready to serve.


Simple Food made with Love!





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