Personalized size ramekins filled with homemade pasta noodles, spicy Italian sausage, fresh-made tomato sauce and cheese – lots and lots of cheese. This is the best lasagna that you’ll ever eat!
I’m not kidding – nor am I the only person that says this. These will by far, be the best homemade mini lasagnas that you will ever eat.
How could it not be? Homemade pasta, homemade ricotta and homemade tomato sauce… the only thing that wasn’t from scratch was the mozzarella cheese and sausage! I had to draw the line somewhere.
I know, I know – you’re probably thinking who in the world has time for this?! But it’s actually not as bad as it sounds.
I usually have a jar or two of homemade tomato sauce in the fridge. Once I started making my own, I really can’t go back to store bought. It tastes so much better, only requires a few ingredients, and the process is very simple.
The ricotta is super easy to make too! Again, three items and it takes about 20 minutes of active cooking. Most of the time you are just waiting for the curds and whey to separate, which involves no work on your part. This can be made a few days ahead of time too and you can use it for so many things!
And the noodles… ooohhh, the homemade noodles! These noodles just require two ingredients (eggs and flour) and (I’m not going to lie) a little effort on your part to make these happen. But seriously, your taste buds will thank you. I can’t even explain how much more delicious homemade noodles are. And if you make the ricotta and tomato sauce ahead of time, you just have to make the noodles day of.
Once all your ingredients are all set to go, I spread everything out on one table and start my lasagna assembly line.
Always start with a little tomato sauce on the bottom so nothing sticks, then noodles, ricotta mixture, meat and cheese on repeat until your ramekin is full, full to the rim! Add a basil leaf on top and bake till bubbly.
Oh.ma.gawd! Best lasagna ever!