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If I add fresh basil into lasagna, should I add into the meat mixture or the cottage cheese/ricotta mixture?

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Last updated: Feb. 14, 2013 11:09 am
Posted: Feb. 14, 2013 10:42 am
Answered by: patticakes43
Feb. 14, 2013 10:45 am
I usually put my seasoning in the ground meat but I have a couple of lasagna recipes that have you put the herbs in the cheese mixture. So, I guess whatever you feel would make it taste the best.
Missy Kitty
Feb. 14, 2013 10:46 am
You'll notice it more if you put it in the cheese mixture. If you really like basil put it in both!
Feb. 14, 2013 10:47 am
I put it in the meat, along with parsley. I also add parsley to the cheese mixture, don't see why you couldn't do the same with basil.
Feb. 14, 2013 10:55 am
I do it this way so it's in the meat sauce, but not browned with the meat. I make a double batch of this sauce and use it in other pasta dishes so I would really miss the seasonings if theweren't't in it.
Answered by: Criscelda
Feb. 14, 2013 10:50 am
I would do the cheese mixture because the contrast of the green and white would be lovely.
Feb. 14, 2013 10:53 am
I think I WILL add it to the cheese mix. You're right, it'll be very lovely! I have always added parsley into the cheese mix too! Thank you so much for your help everyone!!
Answered by: beachbum4always
Feb. 14, 2013 10:53 am
Coming from an Italian family and learning how to cook from my Grandmother, I put it in both the meat and cheese mixtures. It really folds together nicely and brings the final taste together.
Feb. 14, 2013 11:09 am
Hi, using fresh, unusual for me, I would add into cheese sauce but taste re flavour and how combines with spices etc in meat sauce. RIght is great. Just take care. cheers.
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