Real Men cook


Real Men Cook is a Father’s Day family celebration where men from leading cities serve their specialty dishes for attendees. The Real Men Cook event features amateur volunteer cooks, cooks from local restaurants and celebrities. Proceeds from the event go to local charities.

The Harlem Real Men Cook event will be held on June 21st in front of the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street. To register to become a cook, click here.

To learn more about Real Men Cook, view videos and event photos, including President-Elect Obama participating, visit  Below is a sample recipe…


1 Package of Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 Package of Hot Turkey Italian Sausage (casings removed)
1 Package of Egg Roll Wrappers
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Diced Medium Onion
5 Cloves of Minced Garlic
1 Jar (28 ounces) Prego spaghetti sauce
1 (7oz.) Can Mushrooms
2 Containers (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Eggs
1 Package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach,
thawed, well drained
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, as desired
1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tsp Dried Oregano
4 Cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic cook in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes until soft. Then add the ground turkey and Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add spaghetti sauce and mushrooms; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, eggs, spinach, pepper flakes and nutmeg: Mix well. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce mixture in bottom of a 13×9-inch or 10×14-inch Lasagna Pan. Layer one sheet of egg roll wrappers over sauce; spoon cheese mixture over noodles. Spoon 1 cup sauce over cheese; repeat layering with remaining egg roll wrappers, cheese mixture and sauce. Cover with foil; bake 50 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over lasagna; return to oven and continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted


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