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Luigi's Lasagna Al Forno

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Category: Pasta, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and sliced
  • -very thin
  • 1 Stalk celery, sliced very
  • -thin
  • 4 Cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 2 cn Plum tomatoes, drained (28
  • -ounces each)
  • Salt, pepper, and sugar
  • -(optional), to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • -(optional
  • 1/2 c Red wine
  • 2 c Milk
  • 4 tb Unsalted butter
  • 4 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts White pepper
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • Olive oil and salt for
  • -cooking lasagna noodles
  • 3/4 lb Lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz Ricotta cheese (1 container)
  • 1/4 To 1/3 pound mozzarella
  • -cheese, thinly sliced



Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

To make the sauce, saute the onions, carrot, celery, and garlic in the
olive oil until golden. Add the tomatoes, mashing them in the pot as they
are added. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 1
hour. Add salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes; cook for another 1/2
hour, covered. In the last 20 minutes of cooking, add the red wine.

To make the bechamel sauce, bring the milk to a simmer in a small saucepan.
Melt the butter in another saucepan and gradually whisk in the flour. Cook
for about 2 minutes, but do not let the mixture turn brown. Remove the
saucepan from the heat and add the hot milk, whisking constantly. Return
the saucepan to low heat and cook, whisking constantly, for 5 to 10
minutes, or until the sauce is medium thick. Add the salt, pepper, and

Cook the lasagna noodles in salted boiling water, with a few drops of olive
oil, until al dente. Drain.

In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, spoon enough tomato sauce to just cover the
bottom of the pan. Cover with a layer of lasagna noodles, then some tomato
sauce. Spoon on a third of the ricotta cheese, then a third of the bechamel
sauce. Cover with a layer of pasta, then tomato sauce, a third of the
ricotta and a third of the bechamel. Repeat one more time. Top with a layer
of sliced mozzarella cheese. Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 30
minutes, or until piping hot. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with
optional Parmesan cheese before serving.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrients per Serving: 336 Calories, 13 g Protein, 26 g Carbohydrate, 21 g
Fat, 10 g Saturated Fat, 50 mg Cholesterol, 483 mg Sodium.

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