Layer It with Lasagna and More
Stephen DevitaIf your kids are eager to help you in the kitchen, get them involved by making one of Gino Campagna's layered dishes -- eggplant parmigiana or lasagna. His young helpers easily grasp the technique involved in layering lasagna noodles or sliced eggplant with rich tomato sauce and cheese. It's a totally flexible meal -- whether you prefer meat sauce or extra cheese, your dinner will be a winner.
Gino starts by telling the kids they can create whatever they like in their loaf pans. Everyone butters the interior of the pan to prevent sticking, then starts layering. Some choose traditional lasagna with no-boil noodles, bolognese sauce, and cheese, while others assemble an eggplant parmesan with slices of grilled eggplant, sauce, and cheese. (Grilled zucchini also works nicely here.) When the layers are complete, Gino puts the dishes in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 375F and presto ...dinner is served.
Get Gino's Eggplant Parmigiana recipe and Lasagna recipe.
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