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Lasagna: A Hearty Italian Classic

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prep time
1 hour 30 minutes.
cooking time
1 hour.
servings
8-10 servings.
total time
1 hour 30 minutes.

Equipment

  • Large skillet

  • Saucepan

  • Large pot for boiling noodles

  • 9x13 inch baking dish

  • Whisk

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cheese grater

  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • For the Meat Sauce:

  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef

  • 1 pound (450g) Italian sausage

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Béchamel Sauce:

  • 4 cups (1 liter) whole milk

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated is best)

  • Salt and white pepper to taste

  • For the Lasagna:

  • 12 lasagna noodles

  • 3 cups (720g) shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup (240g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1
Sauté aromatics, cook meat, add tomatoes and seasoning for meat sauce.
2
Heat milk, make roux, add milk, season for béchamel sauce.
3
Boil noodles, layer lasagna, cover and bake.
4
Rest and serve garnished if desired.
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