Easy Italian lasagna

Easy Italian lasagna

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Editorial Team at Kitchen Stories

"Some recipes don't need much of an introduction, like this classic Italian lasagna. You know what to expect here: an intense, hearty Bolognese sauce, sheets of perfectly cooked pasta, creamy béchamel, and a golden-brown crust. This recipe shows you how to easily prepare this classic Italian dish yourself—from scratch."

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

40 min

Baking

30 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
clove
garlic
onion
carrots
166⅔ g
ground beef
266⅔ g
canned crushed tomatoes
tsp
dried oregano
16⅔ g
unsalted butter
13⅓ g
flour
166⅔ ml
milk
tsp
ground nutmeg
50 g
lasagna noodles
20 g
Parmesan cheese
olive oil
salt
pepper
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, peeler, pot, cooking spoon, oven, saucepan (small), whisk, baking dish, ladle, grater

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Nutrition per serving

Cal756
Fat34 g
Protein54 g
Carb50 g
  • Step 1/7

    Finely chop garlic. Peel and dice onion and carrots.
    • clove garlic
    • onion
    • carrots
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • peeler

    Finely chop garlic. Peel and dice onion and carrots.

  • Step 2/7

    Heat some olive oil in a large pot and sauté onions, carrots, and garlic. Add ground beef to brown, breaking it up with a cooking spoon. Season with salt and pepper.
    • 166⅔ g ground beef
    • olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pot
    • cooking spoon

    Heat some olive oil in a large pot and sauté onions, carrots, and garlic. Add ground beef to brown, breaking it up with a cooking spoon. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3/7

    Now, add crushed tomatoes and season again with salt and pepper. Simmer covered over medium heat for approx. 15 - 20 min. Stir in dried oregano.
    • tsp dried oregano

    Now, add crushed tomatoes and season again with salt and pepper. Simmer covered over medium heat for approx. 15 - 20 min. Stir in dried oregano.

  • Step 4/7

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. For the béchamel sauce, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add flour and sauté, stirring constantly to form a roux.
    • 16⅔ g unsalted butter
    • 13⅓ g flour
    • oven
    • saucepan (small)
    • whisk

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. For the béchamel sauce, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add flour and sauté, stirring constantly to form a roux.

  • Step 5/7

    Add cold milk in portions and reduce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approx. 5 – 8 min. Season with nutmeg and salt and pepper.
    • 166⅔ ml milk
    • tsp ground nutmeg

    Add cold milk in portions and reduce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approx. 5 – 8 min. Season with nutmeg and salt and pepper.

  • Step 6/7

    Cover bottom of baking dish with a layer of meat sauce. Top with lasagna sheets and béchamel sauce. Repeat procedure until ingredients are used up. Finish off with béchamel sauce.
    • 50 g lasagna noodles
    • baking dish
    • ladle

    Cover bottom of baking dish with a layer of meat sauce. Top with lasagna sheets and béchamel sauce. Repeat procedure until ingredients are used up. Finish off with béchamel sauce.

  • Step 7/7

    Top with freshly grated Parmesan and bake in preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for approx. 30 – 40 min. on the middle rack until golden. Serve hot in baking dish.
    • 20 g Parmesan cheese
    • grater

    Top with freshly grated Parmesan and bake in preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for approx. 30 – 40 min. on the middle rack until golden. Serve hot in baking dish.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Easy Italian lasagna

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