I’ve been wanting to make this dish for years now, but every time I read the recipe, the list of ingredients and the sheer time and effort required to make this seem simply… daunting. But this is the month of June and it is a certain someone’s special day, so I figured that it is worth pulling all the stops this time around.
As the name suggests, the Manly Man Lasagna is definitely “manly”, given its massive size and insane amounts of unhealthy (but oh-so-yummy) ingredients. To bring costs down I had to make extra effort to hunt down the ingredients at the best prices, even enlisting the help of fellow Round Knight of the Table, Merv (thanks babe!).
Be warned: it’s a LOT of effort. I started around 11 am in the morning, and except for a quick lunch break, I spent literally the rest of the day in the kitchen, prepping and cooking. It’s a lot of fun for me personally, but (as a mental note to myself, as well) I highly recommend making the bolognese and sausage tomato sauces one day ahead. One more thing, if you do have one, a food processor or kitchen aid IS YOUR FRIEND. Use it for slicing, grating and chopping your ingredients. It will save you a lot of time.
Based on Emeril’s Manly Man Lasagna recipe. Good luck!