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Friday, April 27, 2012

Replicating Granny's Lasagna with Olivieri {#giveaway}

Granny's lasagna without a doubt, is the best lasagna in seven counties.   Granny's lasagna has often been duplicated, but never replicated.  My numerous attempts have ended in sad failures, and I've almost admitted defeat.

Until -

Olivieri asked if I would like to try making home-made lasagna using their fresh pasta sheets. It may be a gamble, but one last kick at the can was tempting, and one I was up for.

We are no strangers to Olivieri pastas and sauces in our home.  For some time now, Olivieri has been a happy helper, and has assisted me in getting supper on my table during busy evenings.  Suppers which are fresh, home prepared and meals which I feel good about feeding to my family!


Shopping for Olivieri lasagna sheets was easy, I found them near the deli counter at my grocer.  I also picked up a refrigerated Olivieri garlic loaf to accompany my lasagna.



Now, Granny makes her lasagna with simple ingredients, they are farm folk who eat the basics.   No fancy ingredients needed for this recipe.

*Ground beef, shredded mozzarella cheese, spaghetti sauce and fresh Olivieri lasagna sheets - that's it*

Assembling the lasagna was very fast.  While the ground beef was browning, my kitchen assistant helped with shredding the cheese.  (Visit my Google + album to view the entire assembly process)

I used an 8.5" x 11" pan to cook my lasagna, and it fit the lasagna sheets perfectly.   Taking the sheets out of the package they were soft and you could certainly tell they were fresh.  I love that the sheets are ready to use and there isn't any fussing with noodles which tear when boiled.

Using Olivieri lasagna sheets simplified my life and made meal preparation quick

My latest attempt at Granny's Lasagna is oven-ready.    I put it in the oven to bake while we ran my oldest daughter to her guitar lesson....

.....Thirty minutes later we returned to a house which smelled of a delicious home-cooked supper.  I switched my oven control to broil and gave my lasagna a couple of minutes to brown up on top.


After letting the lasagna rest for about ten minutes, we dug in.

The Olivieri lasagna noodles were soft and tasty


But the real question remains - what did the judge and jury think of our attempt at making Granny's lasagna?

The answer was found by observing a couple of saucy faces and a request for seconds!  This is the closest I've ever been to making a lasagna which is reminiscent of Granny's, one that the tribe would eat and actually enjoy.  Making me one happy momma.

Olivieri whole wheat lasagna noodles are an affordable staple to stock in the fridge.  Making home made meals couldn't be any easier or delicious when you start with the right ingredients.

I quickly made a home made supper for my family on a busy weeknight, which is brag worthy






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Disclaimer:  I am a member of the Maple Leaf Foods Connects program.  As part of my participation, I have been compensated both monetarily and with free product, however all opinions are ideas shared on this blog remain my own.




37 comments:

Amy C said...

My favourite is chicken lasagna

eclairre said...

spinach and butternut squash

Glogirl said...

I like regular lasagna made with ground beef.

Sue2Sueper said...

My favorite is the one from the Company's Coming cookbook series, then I always to add cumin to the sauce.

Soozle said...

I love a roasted vegetable lasagna!

silverneon2000 said...

My favourite lasagna is with groundbeef and sausage. I have not made it in little bit.


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D.Calvert said...

My favorite is ground beef, ricotta cheese mixture, with 3 different cheeses on top.

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Annie1 said...

My favourite lasagna is made with a tomato sauce with cottage cheese, parmesan and spinich in one layer!

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robynl said...

my favorite Lasagna is with ground beef, cottage cheese/egg mixture, sauce, noodles and Mozarella cheese

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Denise G said...

beef, mozzerela, green peppers and mushroom

Lori's Place said...

My favourite Lasagne is a chicken, spinach with Alfredo sauce. lori a galbraith

Debbie said...

I like a good hearty meat lasagna with ricotta, motz and parm cheeses.
(Debbie W)

Belinda M said...

my favorite lasagna is made with ground beef and plenty of mozzarella cheese


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Pam said...

I like a vegetarian lasagna with spinach!

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Andrea Amy said...

I actually made lasagna tonight, regular meat lasagna with 3 cheeses. But my favourite lasagna is a white lasagna. Ground chicken (or turkey or pork or a mixture), mushrooms, a bechamel sauce with a touch of nutmeg and garlic, and assorted white cheeses like ricotta, mozza, swiss, harvarti, parmesan, provolone...its delicious.

spike said...

I love veggie lasagna

renee said...

ground turkey and cottage cheese with mushrooms

ksceviour said...

My favorite lasagna consists of ground beef,spaghetti sauce,onions,peppers,mushrooms,and mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
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pamalot said...

My fave lasagna is spinach and mushroom

josiefiorda said...

my favorite is my mom's! she makes it with ground beef and boiled egg and loads of mozzarella

Lee-Ann said...

Super cheesey cheesey lasagna, I'm not picky though, I'm a huge lasagna fan!

binabug said...

the reg old lasagna thats on the box (the instructions) I have tried with spinach and that other cheese instead of cottage cheese and I don't like it as much

flowerchild said...

I love meat lasagna
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Tammy D said...

chicken lasagna with lots of cheese is my favorite

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OrangeHeroMama said...

my fave is homemade original style lasagna! <3

Samorjj said...

Traditional meat lasagna

Fan R. said...

Love meat, tomato, cheese lasagna

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Heidi said...

i just like my regular ground beef lasagna - recipe from one of my best friends about 15 years ago. I like to use spinich noodles instead of regular ones though.

cherdon said...

My favorite lasagne is quite plain. I just like it with lean ground & 4 cheeses.

InezbyDesign said...

My favourite is Spinach.

Tina L. said...

my favorite lasagna is with ground beef and spinach.

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C ssm said...

I like my lasagna with meat.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I like lasagna with ground beef, mushrooms, onions and green peppers

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

I love veggie lasagna - yum! :)

Debbie P said...

I have a recipe for "Easy Lasagna" which is a beef recipe, and then I add whatever I feel like to spice it up a bit. Love Lasagna!

Kathleen (aka Callista) said...

My fav is MY lasagna! Made with ground beef, peppers, onions, mozzarella cheese, ricotta and/or cottage cheese. MMM