Lasagna

 

Lasagna, made with a meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and a creamy white sauce.

Hello again everyone, I am Rosemary from An Italian in my kitchen. For my last post I would love to share the Italian classic, La Lasagna!

Lasagna, four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!
I have eaten Lasagna more ways than I can count on one hand, white Lasagna, veggie lasagna and the classic just to name a few.

Apparently the traditional Lasagna is made of layering flat noodles with a meat sauce with a bechamel sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano as added ingredients. The dish that I first ate is that is common in the Region where I live (Lazio) is made with a meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and a creamy white sauce.

Lasagna, four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!
I know most of you will ask no ricotta or hard boiled eggs? I’m afraid you will have to go a little more South to find that Lasagna. But believe me you will not be disappointed in this Lasagna recipe. I made four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!

Lasagna, four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!

Lasagna, four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!

Lasagna

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 421 kcal

Lasagna, made with a meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and a creamy white sauce.

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Ingredients

FOR THE MEAT SAUCE:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 4 cups tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • pinch hot pepper flakes if desired
  • 1 1/4 cups water

WHITE SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • pinch of salt

FILLING:

  • 2 cups chopped fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 16 more or less lasagna noodles (also referred to as strips, oven ready)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large pot add all ingredients for the meat sauce (in order listed) cook on medium heat for approximately 30 minutes or until thickened.
  3. For the white sauce, in a medium pot over medium heat add butter, melt, then add flour and salt, combine with a whisk, add milk slowly and continue to stir until thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. In a baking dish measuring 10x10x2 add 1- 1 1/2 ladles of meat sauce, do 3-4 layers (I did 4) starting with lasagna noodles, then meat sauce, white sauce, chopped mozzarella and parmesan cheese, continue the last layer should be without the white sauce, remember to divide ingredients by 3 or 4.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximate 20-25 minutes. Let sit 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 533mg 22%
Potassium 653mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 20.3%
Vitamin C 15.1%
Calcium 33.4%
Iron 21.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lasagna, four layers with a delicious meat sauce filled with a creamy, cheesy filling. So what are you waiting for? Buon Appetito!

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4 Comments at Lasagna

  1. Pinning and making! Yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Show Me Saturday! Hope you see your fabulous self again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

  2. Great looking lasagna Rosemary, thanks for sharing with us all. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday, Dana!

  3. You didn’t give the meat ingredients in the lasagna recipe. No mention of the meat in the sauce.

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