Deca-Dinner Delight—Dinner for 10

Deca-Dinner Delight is a hearty Italian dinner recipe designed to serve 10 people. This meal features a variety of traditional Italian ingredients, combined in a unique way to create a delightful and satisfying dining experience. Perfect for large gatherings, it’s sure to impress with its rich flavors and elegant presentation.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (28 oz each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided into 1/4 and 1/2 cups
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided into 3 and 1 cups
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • 10 Italian sausages, cooked and sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil for garnish

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Use your chef’s knife and chopping board to chop the large onion and mince the garlic cloves
  3. Slice the bell peppers, zucchinis, and cooked Italian sausages using the same knife and board
  4. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat
  5. Add the chopped onion to the pot, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until it becomes translucent
  6. Add minced garlic to the pot and cook for another minute, stirring constantly to avoid burning
  7. Add ground beef into the pot Cook until browned, breaking it up with your wooden spoon as it cooks
  8. Open cans of crushed tomatoes and tomato paste using your can opener Add these to the pot along with red wine, dried basil leaves, dried oregano leaves, salt, and black pepper Stir well to combine all ingredients
  9. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes while you prepare other ingredients Stir occasionally to prevent sticking
  10. In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, beaten eggs, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese using your whisk Set this mixture aside for later use
  11. In a medium skillet over medium heat add remaining olive oil Once hot add sliced bell peppers and zucchinis Cook until they are tender then set aside in another bowl for later use
  12. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of your large baking dish (13×9 inches)
  13. Arrange four lasagna noodles over sauce then layer half of ricotta mixture on top followed by half of cooked vegetables
  14. Spread another layer of meat sauce over vegetables followed by 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  15. Repeat layers starting with lasagna noodles followed by remaining ricotta mixture then remaining vegetables
  16. Top this off with remaining meat sauce followed by remaining Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese
  17. Arrange sliced Italian sausages on top of the final layer of cheese
  18. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly Use your oven mitts to remove the dish from the oven
  19. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

Picture this: I’m wandering through the cobblestone streets of Rome, when I stumble upon a bustling family-owned trattoria. The air is thick with the aroma of simmering tomatoes and garlic, and I’m instantly drawn in. It’s here that I discover the inspiration for our Deca-Dinner Delight Recipe, a hearty Italian Cuisine Recipe that embodies the warmth and richness of traditional Italian cooking.

The Deca-Dinner Delight is a feast designed to serve 10 people, making it an ideal choice for large gatherings or family dinners. However, please note that this recipe isn’t suitable for those following vegan, gluten-free or low-carb diets.

This recipe calls for a medley of ingredients that are staples in Italian Cuisine Recipes: ground beef and Italian sausage lend a robust meatiness; onion and garlic form the aromatic base; crushed tomatoes and tomato paste create a rich sauce enhanced by red wine; dried basil and oregano leaves add an herby depth; while salt and black pepper season it to perfection. The creamy layers are formed by ricotta cheese mixed with eggs and Parmesan cheese, while mozzarella cheese gives it that classic lasagna pull. Lasagna noodles hold everything together, while bell peppers and zucchinis add a fresh crunch. Finally, fresh basil garnishes the dish adding an extra touch of freshness.

To bring our Deca-Dinner Delight to life, start by sautéing onions until translucent then adding garlic followed by ground beef until browned. Stir in your crushed tomatoes, tomato paste along with red wine and herbs to create your sauce which will simmer to perfection while you prepare other ingredients like your ricotta mixture and sautéed vegetables. Assembling your lasagna is all about layering – noodles followed by ricotta mixture then vegetables topped off with meat sauce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat these layers, top with sliced Italian sausages and bake until golden brown. Remember to let it cool before serving to ensure perfect slices.

So there you have it, the Deca-Dinner Delight Recipe, a family size meal that’s sure to impress at your next gathering. It’s a little slice of Italy right in your kitchen, complete with all the rich flavors and hearty ingredients that make Italian cuisine so beloved. So why not roll up your sleeves and dive into this Homemade Italian Sausage Lasagna recipe? After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a homemade lasagna!

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