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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|8 sheets||Barilla® oven-ready Lasagne|
For the sauce
|30 ml||Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)|
|30 g||celery, chopped|
|50 g||carrot, peeled and chopped|
|60 g||onion, peeled and chopped|
|20 g||pancetta (bacon)|
|100 g||ground pork|
|120 g||ground beef|
|80 ml||red wine|
|60 g||tomato paste|
|to taste||Salt and pepper|
For the béchamel sauce
|30 g||unsalted butter|
|25 g||all-purpose flour|
|to taste||Grated nutmeg, salt|
For the topping
|80 g||grated Parmigiano cheese|
|20 g||unsalted butter, cut into pieces|
Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions.
Here are four easy steps for the perfect lasagne bolognese:
In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the celery, onion, and carrot with a drizzle of olive oil and the bay leaf until golden brown. Add the ground beef, pork, and pancetta, and cook until the meat starts 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 of water, or enough water to cover the meat mixture, and cook slowly over low heat for at least 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
- bay leaf
- ground beef
- red wine
- tomato paste
- extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
While the meat sauce is cooking, prepare the béchamel sauce. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan, add the flour, and whisk together for 3-4 minutes over low heat until smooth. Heat the milk in a separate pan, then add it 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.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and arrange the first layer of lasagna lengthwise. Evenly spread a layer of meat sauce over it, followed by the béchamel sauce and a generous handful of grated Parmigiano cheese. Repeat this process, layering the lasagna sheets, meat sauce, and béchamel sauce until you have used all the ingredients. Finish with a layer of béchamel sauce, a generous dusting of cheese, and a few pieces of butter.
- Lasagna sheets
- Parmigiano cheese
Bake the lasagna for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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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 this recipe is the perfect choice!