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Line up ten different Italians and ask them how they make lasagna:
you'll get ten different answers.

Grandma Grande's, lasagna was different from Grandma Palmieri's,
which was different from my mom's, which is different from my own!

(FYI: We had our own names for the two grandma's: Grandma Grande was Grandma-down-the-street. Grandma Palmieri was Grandma-next door.)

A basic Italian dish with countless variations.
 This dish was always served at our house during the Big Four Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter! 
This recipe comes from Auntie Esther Yacavone, (Auntie Jenny's sister).


  • 1 lb. lasagna noodles (see How to make pasta) or cooked as directed on package.
  • 1 lb. loose hamburger cooked or cooked meatballs,  crumpled
  • 2 lbs. ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese
  •   grated cheese, either Parmesan or Romano (or both)
  • tomato sauce
  • salt, pepper and spices to taste (basil, oregano)


  1. In bottom of lasagna pan put some sauce
  2. Start layering. First noodles, then the meat and then the cheeses.
  3. Keep layering until everything is used.
  4. Leave top layer with just sauce and grated cheese.
  5. Bake 350 or until center is hot and 'cheeses have melted.


  • You really do not even have to cook these noodles if you made the pasta from scratch.
  • You crumble 2 hard boiled eggs in the layers. Just build your lasagna in the pan and bake.
    (That  is what my mom does).
  • Replace the hamburger with seafood: shrimp, crab, clams, or lobster for a wonderful taste!

Here is a video of me making Home Made Lasagna:



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