Lasagna - a Very Special Lasagna Recipe

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Submitted by marit1219

Makes 8 servings



Linda Sundberg - From Mom, with love pg. 233

Recipe Ingredients for Lasagna - A Very Special Lasagna

1/2 lb lasagna noodles
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 lbs. tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Bechamel Sauce:
1/2 cup Light Butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup carnation evaporated milk, skimmed
1 cup chicken broth
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/8 teaspoon salt

Ricotta Filling:
1 egg
1 cup ricotta cheese, no fat
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cheeses:
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/4 cup Light Butter

Recipe Directions for Lasagna - A Very Special Lasagna

  1. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling, salted water until "al dente", still firm to the bite. Drain and keep them in cold water until ready to use.

  2. Saute ground beef, onion and garlic in love oil until meat is no longer pink. (Chicken/turkey may be used)

  3. Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes or use a 3 (14.5oz) cans, drained. Add tomatoes and seasonings and cook at a fast simmer until sauce is quite thick (about 30-40 minutes).

  4. Skim fat.

  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  6. Bechamel Sauce:

  7. Melt butter, add flour and cook, stirring with a whisk for 1 minutes.

  8. Slowly add milk and chicken broth and bring to a boil, still using the whisk.

  9. Taste and add chicken bouillon cube, if needed.

  10. Add salt.

  11. Ricotta Filling:

  12. Beat egg in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir well with a fork. If using chicken or turkey, add 2 cups (1 box frozen) fresh shredded spinach, cooked and drained.

  13. Cheeses:

  14. In the following order, layer the ingredients in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish, TWICE:

  15. a little meat sauce (no need to repeat this one)

  16. half of the noodles

  17. half of the remaining meat sauce

  18. 1/2 cup Bechamel

  19. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  20. half of the mozzarella

  21. half of the ricotta

  22. Top off with the remaining Bechemal and Parmesan cheeses. Dot with butter.

  23. At this point the dish can be covered and refrigerated. From room temperature bake at 400 degrees, uncovered, for 30 minutes or more, until bubbly.

  24. This dish freezes very well.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 441.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
682
Calories from Fat
368
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
40.9g
63%
Saturated Fat
23.2g
116%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
182mg
61%
Sodium
1430mg
60%
Potassium
888mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
33.5g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
45.6g
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 66% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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