For more than a generation, families and friends have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factory to enjoy its delicious food, charming atmosphere and friendly service. The company invites patrons to dine among old world antiques collected from around the world, while savoring perfectly cooked pasta and spaghetti sauces, freshly made using only the finest ingredients. The company is dedicated to providing a relaxing, enjoyable, memorable and satisfying dining experience in warm surroundings that will not cost a lot of money.
The Old Spaghetti Factory – “Our Famous” Baked Lasagna: Made from Scratch in Our Own Kitchen — Layers of Noodles, Marinara Sauce, Ground Beef & Pork and Four Kinds of Cheeses. $12.95 (includes soup or salad, beverage and Spumoni ice cream dessert).
Old Spaghetti Factory Copycat Recipe
1 pound of sweet Italian sausage
1 pound of ground beef
1/2 cup of chopped onions
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 (28-oz.) can of crushed tomatoes
2 (8-oz.) cans of tomato sauce
2 (6-oz.) cans of tomato paste
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon fennel seed
2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves chopped
4 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
32 ounces of ricotta cheese.
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
16 lasagna noodles
Preheat oven to 350.
Sauce: Brown the ground beef, Italian sausage, onions and garlic in a pot. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Stir in white sugar, fennel seed, Basil, 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, Italian Seasoning, salt and ground pepper. Cover and let simmer on low for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Filling: In the meantime, mix ricotta cheese, fresh grated nutmeg, egg, 2 tablespoons Italian parsley.
Spread 2 Cups of meat sauce on bottom of 9×13 pan. Lay 8 noodles across the layer of sauce, overlapping as needed. Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over the layer of noodles. Set aside 1/2 cup mozzarella & 1/4 cup Parmesan to top lasagna. Spread half of remaining mozzarella over the ricotta layer. Sprinkle half of remaining Parmesan over the mozzarella layer Spread 2 cups of meat sauce over the cheese layer.
Lay down the next layer of 8 noodles Spread the remaining ricotta mixture over noodles. Spread remaining mozzarella and Parmesan still saving what was set aside for the top. Put the last layer of meat sauce on the cheeses. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered for another 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.