With the unseasonal snow happening outside, I was more than happy to be cooking inside this weekend! Brrrr!
I have a few truths in my life that I feel pretty strongly about. Allow me to share them with you:
1) Mushrooms will never replace meat. Although I enjoy an occasional portobello burger - it's not meat, and it's not a burger. Mushrooms can, however, enhance and "beef up," so to speak, your meat portion. (ha! see what I did there?!)
2) Red sauce should NEVER come out of a jar. If you have time to open and heat a jar of store bought sauce, you have time to make real sauce. Sauce is: 1 can of crushed tomatoes (salt free!), garlic, onions, and basil. Done. Easy. Sauce is also free calories. Unless it comes from a jar.
3) Grated cheese (Romano, Pecorino, Parmesan etc) doesn't come from a green can. Please don't even come near me with a green can and call it cheese. Locatelli Romano cheese is 20 calories per tbsp, please just use the real thing.
This recipe is inspired by those truths! I hope you enjoy this super meaty, saucy, cheesy and awesome lasagna! Recipe after the jump.