Do you love a good lasagna, but are tired of the same old recipe? Well, I have just the solution for you: Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! This recipe is perfect for those who want to switch up their traditional lasagna while still enjoying all the classic flavors.
But wait – it gets even better! The Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works doesn’t just satisfy your taste buds, it also includes some nutritious and delicious ingredients. The recipe uses lean ground beef and a variety of vegetables to add both flavor and nutritional value to the dish.
In addition, this recipe has a unique twist, incorporating the flavors of a classic cheese steak sandwich into a hearty and satisfying lasagna. You’ll enjoy layers of juicy beef, melted mozzarella cheese, and even some thinly sliced jalapeños for a spicy kick.
So why not give this Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works recipe a try? I promise you won’t be disappointed – it’s like having the best of both worlds in one dish!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Attention all foodies out there, have you been searching for a delicious and hearty meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds? Look no further than the Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! recipe. Trust me when I say, this is not your average lasagna recipe – this is a lasagna masterpiece.
What sets this recipe apart from the rest? First and foremost, it showcases the perfect marriage between cheese steak and traditional lasagna flavors. The combination of mozzarella cheese, creamy ricotta cheese, and tangy parmesan cheese with juicy ground beef, sweet bell pepper, savory mushrooms and flavorful onions will leave you feeling like you’ve landed in heaven.
But what really makes this dish unique is the addition of chipotle chile in adobo and garlic cloves which give it an extra kick that pairs perfectly with the rich meat sauce. One bite and you’ll be sweatin’ with pleasure.
Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it’s also versatile. It can be made low carb by swapping lasagna noodles with zucchini noodles, or you can up the protein content by adding more lean ground beef or chicken. Plus, it’s freezer-friendly and perfect for meal prep.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a show-stopping meal that will impress friends and family alike, give the Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Ingredients for Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! Recipe
Before you start preparing your fantastic lasagna, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients. Your grocery list should include the following:
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1 (4 oz) can of chipotle chile in adobo
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 8 oz of mushrooms, sliced
- 25 oz of tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon of dried basil
- 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
- Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Cheese Mixture:
- 15 oz of ricotta cheese
- 8 oz + 5 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup of Velveeta Cheese
- 1 large egg
- 12 lasagna noodles
- Extra shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top
With all these fresh ingredients and the bonus combination of three types of delicious cheeses, you are well on your way to creating an amazing lasagne recipe!
The Recipe How-To
Step 1 – Make the Meat Sauce
First things first, we need to make the meat sauce. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic cloves and sauté until fragrant.
Next, add in the onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté until the veggies are tender and onions are translucent.
Now it’s time to add in the star of the show – ground beef. Add in 1 pound of lean ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon as you cook it. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
Once the beef is cooked through, add in one can (14 oz) of tomato sauce and diced chipotle chile in adobo sauce. Mix well and let it simmer on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 2 – Prepare Cheese Mixture
While the meat sauce is simmering away, prepare your cheese mixture. In a mixing bowl, whisk together one container of ricotta cheese, one egg, dried parsley, dried oregano, dried basil, salt and black pepper to taste.
Next, mix in one cup of grated parmesan cheese with a fork until everything is combined.
Lastly, add in shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 cups).
Step 3 – Layer Your Lasagna
Preheat your oven to 375°F degrees.
Start by lining the bottom of your baking dish with a thin layer of meat sauce.
Add lasagna noodles in an even layer on top of the meat sauce (depending on the size of your baking dish), followed by another layer of meat sauce.
Add another thin layer of ricotta cheese mixture over the meat sauce.
Repeat this process until you run out of ingredients or reach the top of your baking dish! Note I like to end with the meat sauce on top so that it gives that classic “lasagna look.”
Finish off by adding a couple cups of shredded mozzarella cheese on top and sprinkling with additional grated parmesan cheese if desired!
Step 4 – Let’s Bake!
Place your lasagna dish in the oven and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until hot and bubbly! Keep an eye on it toward the end. You may need to put some foil overtop if you notice that it’s getting too browned.
Once removed from oven let it cool for 10 to 15 before cutting.
Serve hot alongside a delicious salad loaf or Italian bread. If you want to spice things up a bit, sprinkle sliced jalapenos overtop! Bon appétit!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to put your own spin on this delicious Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try out. Here are a few suggestions:
– For a low-carb alternative, swap out the lasagna noodles for zucchini or eggplant slices.
– If you’re not a fan of ground beef, you could substitute it with ground turkey or chicken.
– Want to make the cheese sauce even cheesier? Try adding in some cream cheese to the mixture.
– Instead of using Velveeta cheese, experiment with other melted cheese options like cheddar or Gouda.
– If you prefer a spicy kick to your lasagna, add in some diced jalapenos or use a spicy Velveeta cheese.
You can also get creative with the toppings for this dish. Instead of serving it with an Italian loaf of bread, try it with a side salad or some garlic breadsticks. And don’t be afraid to experiment with different herbs and spices – the possibilities are endless!
No matter how you decide to customize this Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! recipe, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering.
Serving and Pairing
Now that your cheese steak-yumm lasagna with the works is ready, it’s time to serve and enjoy! This dish is perfect for feeding a crowd and pairs well with a variety of sides and drinks.
For a classic combination, serve your lasagna with garlic bread or a simple green salad with an Italian dressing. You can also pair it with a glass of red wine or a cold beer.
If you want to mix things up, try serving the lasagna with other sides that complement its rich flavors. Roasted or grilled vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, or asparagus can add some freshness and balance to the dish. You can also try a side of creamy mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes for some additional comfort food.
For a low-carb option, skip the garlic bread and pair the lasagna with some sautéed spinach or roasted Brussels sprouts.
No matter how you choose to serve it, this cheese steak-yumm lasagna with the works is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or family gathering.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you’ve whipped up this indulgent Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna with the Works, you may find yourself with leftovers or you might be planning ahead for your next meal. Whatever your reason, I’ve got some tips on how to properly store and reheat your yumm lasagna.
To prepare ahead of time, simply assemble the components of the lasagna just as you would if you were going to cook it immediately. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to cook, simply remove from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about an hour before putting it in the oven.
If you end up with leftovers, make sure to store your lasagna in an airtight container in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking. This will help preserve its flavors and prevent bacteria growth. When reheating leftover lasagna, make sure it reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) before consuming.
If you’re looking to make this recipe ahead of time but don’t want to bake it yet, freeze it instead. You will need to leave out fresh ingredients like peppers and mushrooms before freezing. You can either freeze it whole or portion it into individual servings before sealing tightly in an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic wrap.
When reheating frozen lasagna, make sure you thaw it overnight in the refrigerator first before baking. Once it has thawed, bake it following the same instructions as if fresh.
By following these simple storage and reheating tips, you’ll be able to savor every last bite of this rich and mouth-watering Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna with the Works!
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure that your Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works comes out perfect, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, make sure that your meat sauce is rich and flavorful. Adding a chipotle chile in adobo to the sauce can give it a smoky kick, while finely chopped garlic and dried herbs like oregano and basil will add depth of flavor.
Another key tip is to spread each layer of the lasagna in an even layer. This ensures that each bite has a balance of pasta, cheese, sauce, and meat. Use a thin layer of cheese mixture as well, so your lasagna won’t be too gooey or heavy.
For the cheese sauce, use whole milk and Velveeta cheese for a creamy texture that’s easy to work with. Make sure you cook the noodles until they’re al dente and drain them properly to prevent excess moisture.
To make sure all the components blend together perfectly, let the lasagna rest for at least 10 minutes after baking before serving. This cools it down slightly, allowing the flavors to meld together.
If you want to minimize carbs in your dish, use homemade flatbreads instead of traditional lasagna noodles. You can also use cottage cheese or cream cheese in place of ricotta cheese if you prefer.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a flavorful side dish to pair with this recipe, try tossing an Italian salad with garlic-infused oil or serving a loaf of sliced Italian bread on the side. If you like it spicy, top your Italian bread with some sliced jalapeños or sprinkle some spicy Velveeta cheese on top before baking.
Following these tips can help ensure that your Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works turns out perfectly every time!
Before we wrap up this recipe article, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about this Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! recipe. These questions will clarify any doubts and help you make the most out of this delicious dish. So, let’s dive right in!
How do you make Lauer lasagna?
To begin making this delicious lasagna, start by spreading a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of your preferred baking dish. Next, add a layer of cooked lasagna noodles, followed by an even layer of a delectable ricotta cheese mixture. Then, spread a generous, equally-distributed layer of meat sauce on top. Repeat this layering process twice over, ensuring that each layer is applied evenly. Finally, finish by topping it off with a final layer of noodles and sauce, sprinkled with an indulgent mix of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Is whole milk or part skim ricotta better for lasagna?
When it comes to creating a lasagna that is indulgent and luxurious, look no further than whole milk ricotta. This ingredient guarantees a deliciously rich and creamy result that will leave you wanting more. As an assistant to a BBQ chef, I highly recommend giving this ingredient a try for your next lasagna recipe.
Does egg go into lasagna?
Lasagna is a classic Italian dish made by layering cheese, meat, tomato sauce, and noodles. While some recipes may include an egg in the cheese mixture to bind the layers together, it is not a mandatory ingredient for a delicious lasagna.
How do you make lasagna not sloppy?
To thicken up the sauce, a great tip is to add an egg yolk. However, if you want the sauce to really firm up, the best approach is to let it sit for a long time. If you have your act together, you can prepare and assemble the dish the day before and chill it in the fridge overnight. This will prevent it from being too runny when you cook it the next day.
I hope you enjoyed reading through this Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works recipe article. From the ingredient list to the step-by-step instructions, I have shared with you all that you need to know to create this delicious masterpiece.
One of the best things about this dish is its versatility. You can easily customize the recipe by adding or substituting ingredients to make it fit your preferences. Whether you’re in the mood for a spicy kick with those jalapenos or want to stick with traditional lasagna noodles, this dish can adapt to your needs.
This recipe is perfect for big groups or family dinners, as it feeds a lot of people and can easily be made ahead of time. It’s also an easy way to sneak some veggies into your diet if you’re not a big fan of them, as the bell peppers and mushrooms add a nice flavor and texture.
In conclusion, why settle for ordinary lasagna when you can wow your guests with this Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works? This decadent dish is sure to please everyone at the table and will quickly become a new family favorite. So gather your ingredients and get cooking!
Cheese Steak-Yumm Lasagna With the Works! Recipe
- 8 Steak-ums
- 1 lb lasagna noodle, cooked according to directions on package
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups pasta sauce
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo, minced and if you want seeds removed to calm the heat
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- black pepper
- 16 ounces Velveeta cheese, diced
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
- In olive oil, sauté garlic until it begins to brown; add onions, peppers, and mushrooms and sauté until tender. Add tomato sauce, chipotle pepper, basil, oregano,parsley, pepper and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- In nonstick pan, cook steaks until no longer pink, chopping with utensil as you cook. When done, set aside on plate covered with paper towels. When cooled chop.
- In bowl, mix together velveeta cheese, egg, and parmesan cheese until combined.
- Coat the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce. Place 4 lasagna noodles over the sauce. Spread about 1/4 of cheese mixture evenly over the pasta, then spread layer of tomato sauce over ricotta. Place a layer of Steak-umm sandwich steaks slices. Sprinkle with 1/4 of mozzarella. Repeat process again two more times starting with lasagna noodles. Top with pasta sauce and parmesan cheese.
- Garnish top with parsley flakes if desired. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40 minutes or until bubbling. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve.
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Shara @The Bird BBQ
Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.