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Traditional Lasagne bolognese

2 hours 30 minutes total

Lasagna Bolognese is a classic Italian dish loved by many around the world. This hearty pasta bake, consisting of layered meat sauce, bechamel sauce, and lasagna sheets, is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, this recipe is easy to follow and will impress your guests with its rich flavors and comforting texture.

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Ingredients

Serves 4

9 sheets Barilla® oven-ready Lasagne

For the sauce

1 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs Celery, chopped
1/3 cup Carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup Onion, peeled and chopped
1 oz Pancetta (bacon)
4 oz Ground pork
6 oz Ground beef
1/3 cup Red wine
2 tbs Tomato paste
1 ½ cup Water
1 leaf Bay
to taste Salt and pepper

For the béchamel

2 cups Milk
2 tbs Unsalted butter
2.5 tbs All-purpose flour
to taste Grated nutmeg, salt

For the topping

½ cup Grated Parmigiano cheese
1 tbs Unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Disclaimer

Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs

Method

Step 1

Here are four easy steps for the perfect lasagne bolognese:

Step 2

Sauté the celery, onion and carrot in a skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil and the bay leaf. Once they have turned golden brown, add the ground beef, pork, and the pancetta and cook over medium-high until meat begins to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the red wine, cook until the wine evaporates completely, then lower the heat and add the tomato paste. Add 2 cups water (or enough water to cover the meat mixture) and cook slowly over low heat for at least 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

  • Celery
  • onion
  • carrot
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • ground beef
  • pork
  • pancetta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red wine
  • tomato paste
  • water

Step 3

Meanwhile prepare the béchamel: melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan. To make a roux, add the flour and whisk butter and flour together for 3-4 minutes over low heat, until smooth. Heat the milk in a separate pan, then add to the roux, pouring it in a slow stream. Adjust the salt, season with a bit of nutmeg, and continue cooking, whisking constantly to avoid the formation of lumps, until the sauce is thick and creamy. If the béchamel is too thick, add a bit of milk. If it is too thin, let it cook for a few additional minutes. Heat the oven to 350°F.

  • Butter
  • flour
  • milk
  • salt
  • nutmeg

Step 4

Butter a 13x9 baking dish and arrange the first layer of 3 lasagna sheets lengthwise. Evenly spread a layer of sauce over it, followed by the béchamel and a generous handful of grated Parmigiano cheese. Continue to layer the lasagna, sauce and béchamel until you have used the rest of ingredients. Finish with the béchamel, a generous dusting of cheese, and a few pieces of butter.

  • Lasagna sheets
  • Parmigiano cheese
  • butter

Step 5

Bake the lasagna for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Tip

This easy lasagna Bolognese recipe for beginners is a crowd-pleaser and a great choice for any occasion. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just want to treat your family to a delicious meal

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