Recipe by Angie of Little Inspiration
We love lasagna but we love it more if we make our own fresh pasta from scratch. Fresh pasta makes dinner taste 100 times better and it’s so worth it spending the extra time making fresh pasta. And the weekend (or a snow storm!) is the perfect change to try your hand at homemade pasta!
I have included a simple recipe for you to make your own fresh pasta. Hope you enjoy!
Makes 6-10 lasagna cups
- 1 can of stewed or steamed whole tomatoes
- ⅛ tsp of Kosher salt,
- ⅛ tsp of dry oregano
- ⅛ tsp of ground garlic
- 1-2 dried bay leafs
- Fresh spinach (a few handfuls will dO)
- Ricotta cheese
- Park skim or low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
- Lasagna pasta
- Muffin Pan
- In a medium sauce pan: combine whole tomatoes, salt, oregano, garlic, & bay leaves and bring to a boil. Mashed with a potato masher until just slightly mashed.
- If you are using regular pasta, in a medium sauce pan bring water and salt to a boil and add pasta for about 10 minutes or until past is just soft enough.
- Preheat oven to 325F and lightly coat muffin tin with spray or a rub of olive oil. On muffin pan: place one lasagna pasta against the edges of the muffin pan. Layer in about 1 tsp of tomato sauce, spinach, ricotta cheese and small lasagna pasta. Then add another layer of tomato sauce, spinach & mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes or until past is slightly golden brown.
- 1 cup of all-purpose or whole wheat flour
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
By hand using Roller Pin: In a medium bowl mix all ingredients together. Knead in a lightly floured surface for about 20 minutes. If dough is too dry add some water. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. Using rolling pin, begin to roll out dough into a large thin strip. Cut ends to make large squares using a knife. Let the pasta rest four about 10 minutes. In a large boiling pan, bring water with salt to a boil. Boil pasta for about 6 minutes.
By Mixer with Pasta Machine: Using a mixer, add all ingredients until dough is not sticky. Place a ball of dough on the pasta machine setting, adjust it to #2 and put the pasta through. Keep passing it through the rollers, adjusting them thinner, until you reach the thickness you like. I usually stop at #5 or #6. Cut ends to make large squares using a knife. Let the pasta rest four about 10 minutes. In a large boiling pan, bring water with salt to a boil. Boil pasta for about 6 minutes.
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Angie shares yummy food, easy DIY crafts, adventures of motherhood, and everything in between on her blog, Little Inspiration. Check out more of her healthy and fun recipes here.