Bechamel Lasagna Recipe

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Bechamel lasagna is one of the most loved dishes in Italian cuisine. Tender fresh lasagna sheets, hearty ragu alla bolognese and creamy besciamella meld together for a complex and flavorful dish. (See notes.)
Dinner
Italian
5
ingredients
8
steps
65
minutes
Chef Davide always found the place where he could best express himself, communicate, and have fun was the kitchen. He began working in kitchens at age 16 and moved to Europe to explore different cuisines firsthand after graduating. He quickly landed at a culinary academy in Italy and graduated with honors. Chef Davide has since donned many chef hats, including those as a private chef, consultant, instructor and entrepreneur.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
1 lb
uncooked fresh lasagna sheets or ½ pound dry lasagna sheets, cooked and drained, see notes for recipe
1 1/2 lb
ragu alla bolognese, see notes for recipe
1 lb
besciamella, see notes for recipe
2 cup(s)
Parmesan cheese, divided
fresh basil leaves, to taste

Directions 8 steps | 65 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In an 11x7-inch baking dish, place a scoop of ragu alla bolognese at the bottom of your baking tray. Spread the sauce evenly over the tray.

Step 2

Layer a scoop of besciamella and spread the sauce evenly.

Step 3

Top the sauce with the first layer of pasta. The pasta should be a little longer than the length of the tray.

Step 4

Add a second scoop of the bolognese and besciamella sauce. Spread both sauces evenly over the pasta. Evenly sprinkle two tablespoons of Parmesan.

Step 5

Add a few fresh basil leaves. Repeat the process until you reach 4 to 6 layers.

Step 6

Cover the last layer with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Wrap the baking dish with foil, shiny-side up. Bake the lasagna for 25-30 minutes. 

Step 7

Turn the oven to broil. Remove the foil from the lasagna. Use a sharp knife to slice the lasagna into your desired portions. Broil the lasagna for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Let the lasagna rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Notes:

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
475
FAT
13.9 g
PROTEIN
27.6 g
CARBS
58 g

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Lauren B.

Lauren

25 Jul 2022

Hands down the best lasagna. Just say no to ricotta.

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