The very first recipe I learned to make when I moved to Italy over three decades ago was delicious lasagna, with my mother-in-law Lidia as my teacher. She called it timballo rather than lasagna but basically it's a baked pasta dish with a wonderful tomato meat sauce, fresh mozzarella and homemade pasta.
Course First Course, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine international, Italian
Keyword lasagna, timballo
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 1hour45minutes
Total Time 2hours15minutes
A 13" (33cm) x 10”(25cm) baking pan, preferably glass or ceramic.
Tinfoil to cover the lasagna.
For the tomato meat sauce:
6tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
2garlic clovespeeled and minced
500gground meatabout 400 g beef and 100 g pork
Salt and pepper to taste
Other lasagna ingredients:
500gmozzarella cheesegrated or cut into tiny cubes
100gfreshly grated Parmesan
2tbspAdditional olive oil to grease the lasagna pan.