Saturday, March 31, 2012

Classic Bolognese Lasagna Recipe

This is a guest post by Graham Batstone.

If you’re craving a classic Italian dish, try this Lasagna recipe from northern Italy. This simple classic Bolognese Lasagna requires several ingredients including 1 lb. of ground veal or meatloaf mix which should contain ground pork, veal and beef, 1 cup of chopped onion, ½ cup of grated or finely chopped carrots, 1 jar (between 24 and 28 oz) of pasta sauce and 6 no-boil lasagna noodles (1/2 of an 8 oz. pkg.) or 6 long lasagna noodles, cooked and drained. You will also need two types of cheese, 2 cups (15 oz.) of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese or Light Ricotta Cheese, divided, and 2 cups (8 oz.) of shredded Italian Pasta Cheese, divided . The Italian Pasta Cheese is a mix of mozzarella, aged provolone and parmesan for an authentic feel and taste.

To begin preparing your Lasagna, cook your meat in a large skillet with your onion and carrots until it is no longer pink. Make sure to stir frequently and drain. Add in your pasta sauce and let this simmer for 5 minutes. Next, spoon 1-1/2 cups of meat sauce onto the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan. Then, layer 3 noodles, half the Ricotta cheese, 1 cup of meat sauce and ½ a cup of Italian Pasta Cheese. Repeat the layering process with 3 more noodles, the remaining Ricotta cheese, 1 cup of meat sauce and ½ a cup of Italian Pasta Cheese. Lastly, top your lasagna with the remaining meat sauce. Cover your lasagna with foil and bake in preheated 375°F oven for about 40 minutes. Uncover your meal and top it with the remaining Italian Pasta Cheese. Continue baking for about 10 minutes or until bubbly. The lasagna will be extremely hot so let it stand for 5 minutes before serving. The meal will give you all the calcium you need and plenty of vitamin A. You will also get a decent amount of protein and a serving is less than 500 calories. Delicious and nutritious, this lasagna should serve about eight people and is perfect for family get togethers.

1 comment:

Sunflower Sue said...

I know better than to check your blog when I am hungry... This sounds so good.