Be safe! Always cook with an adult. Don’t touch sharp knives or hot stoves and ovens! And always wash your hands before and after cooking.–Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
LC Cute Children's Book Note
We think more kids’ books ought to divulge recipes, like this one from blogger and home cook The Pioneer Woman. Publishers, what say you? And moms, bear in mind, the recipe is geared towards pleasing kids—and ranch hounds—in both its wording and its ingredients. Woof!
The Pioneer Woman's Favorite Lasagna
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- 40 M
- 2 H, 15 M
- Makes 8 generous servings
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Recipe Testers Reviews
Loved this lasagna. I didn’t think my family would like it as we are not big cottage cheese fans but the combination of cottage cheese and mozzarella made the most creamiest mixture. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change a thing.
As a father of five who regularly has one of my kids in the kitchen cooking with me, I was very excited to try Ree Drummond’s lasagna recipe from her new book for kids. I had one of my gang help me pull this dish together, and while I can’t claim that it’s the best lasagna I’ve ever had, it was quite good and a big hit with all the kidlets around our table. There’s not a lot of nuance to the dish, but if you like your lasagna heavy with meat and cheese, as we do around here, then you’ll love this one. My adult palate would have enjoyed more of the garlic, basil, and parsley (not to mention some onion), but if we remember that this is a recipe from a kid’s book, I think Ree has delivered a dish perfect for her target audience. I used canned whole tomatoes with their juices, and gave them a quick pulse in the food processor to break them up. It yields a rich-thick ragu with a deep tomato flavor, yum. The recipe doesn’t specify between breakfast sausage links, patties or just ground meat, so I used what I could easily find, the links. I cut them into small medallions and liked the textural contrast they added to the dish. The layering worked beautifully, with there being plenty of filling to offer great flavor in every bite, without so much that the whole thing was an over-sauced, sloppy mess as is often the case with lasagna. This is a straightforward, but very tasty lasagna that my kids have already asked that we make gain. Sounds like a TC to me.