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Best Lasagna and Tiramisu Recipes


Lasagna Recipe With Tiramisu for Dessert

This lasagna recipe is serve with a tossed green salad and garlic bread. The rich wine flavored sauce, and the three different types of cheese makes this lasagna the best you ever had.

Tips: Use fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh parmesan for a truly world class dish!
Wine Pairing with this lasagna recipe: Lasagna is an Italian food, so stick with the Italian theme and select a nice Barbera. This dry, medium bodied wine will enhance the rich cheesy flavours of the lasagna.

Ingredients for lasagna:

1 medium chopped red onion
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds hamburger
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 cup of dry red wine
1/2 cup of water
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
2 teaspoons basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon of pepper and sugar
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces of lasagne noodles
1 lb. ricotta cheese
8 ounces mozzarella cheese (sliced)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions for Lasagna Recipe:

  • Saute the minced onion until soft.
  • Add hamburger and garlic to the onion. Cook until meat is browned.
  • Add and stir: tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, water, salt, oregano, basil, pepper, and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer slowly for 90 minutes.
  • Cook noodles according to the directions on the box.
  • Lay 1/3 of the noodles in the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking dish.
  • Cover with 1/3 of the meat mixture.
  • Top with 1/3 of the ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Repeat 2 more times so that all ingredients are used.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  •  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Tip: Double this lasagna recipe and freeze the second batch to serve later.

This will make 6-8 servings.

Best Tiramisu Recipe


Treat yourself to the best Tiramisu recipe. A classic chocolate Italian dessert that will quickly disappear. This is a no-bake layered dessert that is best when prepared the day before you plan to serve it.

Ingredients for Chocolate Mixture:

2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Tawny Port
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions for Chocolate Mixture:

  • Heat whipping cream and chocolate chips in a small saucepan until melted. Leave on a lightly warm burner to keep warm.
  • Mix together the egg yolks, sugar, Port, and salt. Cook in the top of a double boiler until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. This will take approximately 18 minutes.
  • Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture. Refrigerate until chilled.

Ingredients for the best Tiramisu Recipe:

6 ounces mascarpone cheese
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups warm strong coffee
32 ladyfinger cookies

Instructions for Tiramisu Dessert:

  • In a very large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone and 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the remainder of the whipping cream with 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Then fold into the mascarpone and chilled chocolate mixtures. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Mix the warm coffee with the remaining sugar until blended. Dip 1 ladyfinger at a time very quickly into the coffee. Do not let the ladyfingers soak in the coffee or they will break.
  • Place the ladyfingers in a single layer on the bottom of a loaf pan (9 1/2 X 5 X 2 3/4 inches).
  • Spread 1/3 of the Tiramisu mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Continue with 2 more layers. Top with a layer of ladyfingers. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

This lasagne recipe combined with the best tiramisu recipe will create a delightful meal!