In the early 14th century, lasagna was completely different. Nothing in common with the way we are making it today! According to different sources, it was made with fermented dough, boiled and then served with chicken fat, spices, and some cheese. Far from tomato sauce, spinach, meat and 2 different kinds of cheese!
1boxoven-ready lasagna (500 g)
200 gcooked spinach(frozen and then thawed is okay)
500ggrated Mozarella(substitution Gouda or Cheddar)
400 gground pork
1 tbspdried oregano
2 tbspvegetable oil
6cupstomato Passata(option your own tomato sauce)
Set your oven at 400°F and place the grill in the middle position.
Warm up the tomato sauce in a saucepan on a low fire.
For the cheese and spinach filling
In a large skillet, pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and add your diced onion. Fry them until a light coloration, add salt and pepper to your taste.
Add the spinach into the skillet with 2 chopped garlic cloves, and keep cooking until most of the water from the spinach has evaporated.
Pour your onions and spinach mixture into a large bowl.
Using a wooden spoon, add the cottage cheese and the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Now the cottage cheese mix is ready, set it aside.
For the meat filling
In the same skillet that you used to fry your onions and spinach, pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and fry all your meat.
Season the meat with the dried basil and dried oregano. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Fry the meat until a nice golden coloration.
In a 9 1/2-inch by 12-inch baking dish, pour about 2 cups of tomato sauce.
Lay one layer of the oven ready pasta on top of the sauce.
Pour the cottage cheese mix on top of the pasta.
Put another layer of the oven ready pasta. On top of the pasta, pour your meat mix. Add one more layer of the oven-ready pasta.
Pour and spread 3 cups of tomato sauce on top.
For the last layer, cover the whole dish with the grated cheese.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for one hour.
After one hour, remove the foil, put the oven on broil, and broil the cheese until the desired color.