Perfect Italian Lasagna
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Lasagna is an Italian classic, a family favourite, and a crowd-pleaser. It can take a bit of planning ahead for a weeknight dinner, but it doesn’t take much skill and is totally worth the effort.
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 Lasagna sheets
4 cups bolognese sauce
100g unsalted butter
4 cups whole milk
3 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
To make the bechamel, heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add flour and whisk while cooking for 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk. Simmer for 5 minutes while whisking. Add a pinch of nutmeg and season to taste. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly while mixing occasionally.
Preheat oven to 180°C. To assemble, in a large baking tray, spread a layer of Bolognese sauce, top with lasagne pasta, a layer of bechamel sauce, followed by grated cheese. Repeat until you have used up all the ingredients or reached the top of your tray. Finish with bechamel sauce and cheese.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden and crispy and the edges are bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Bolognese sauce can be made ahead of time and frozen. The Lasagna can also be assembled and stored covered in the fridge. When ready to serve, simply bake (uncovered).
Calories 607, Fat 26.1 grams, Cholesterol 132 milligrams, Sodium 590 milligrams, Carbs 51.7 grams, Protein 38.5 grams