Smoky gouda dresses up this simple lasagna recipe, making it perfect for a sophisticated family dinner. Slideshow:  More Great Lasagna Recipes 

September 2014


Credit: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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1 hr 30 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with olive oil and set aside.

  • Cook lasagna noodles until al dente according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water until cool. Lay the cooked pasta flat and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Spread a light layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Lay 3 to 4 lasagna noodles lengthwise over the sauce.

  • Layer one-third of the remaining tomato sauce over the lasagna noodles. Layer half of the ricotta cheese over the sauce and then spread one-third of the smoked gouda cheese. Repeat this pattern: noodles, sauce, ricotta cheese and smoked gouda cheese. Add a final layer of lasagna noodles following by the remaining tomato sauce and remaining smoked gouda.

  • Bake the lasagna for about 45 minutes or until the top cheese is melted and golden.

  • Remove from oven; let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.