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Lasagna

Lasagna, made with a meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and a creamy white sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 421kcal

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

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximate 20-25 minutes. Let sit 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 3.8mg