Words cannot describe how yummy this lasagne bolognese is. Layered food in amazing and that’s particularly the case of THESE layers. A delicious bolognese sauce, soft pasta, delicious bechamel and golden cheese.
Last week I shared with you my aunt’s amazing bolognese sauce plus a few adaptations of mine. It’s honestly the best thing that can happen in your life. This lasagna can also be made with my turkey bolognese or using any meat replacement that you like. At the stage that we are today with global warming I suggest that you reserve your beef intake for special occasions :).
I used homemade pasta sheets to make this lasagne bolognese because that’s the way it was done in my house. It’s so delicious, soft, and definitely feel the difference. Fresh pasta, whether just-made or frozen doesn’t need to be precooked before going into the lasagne. Of course you can also use store-bought pasta but make sure to read the instructions on the packaging first. In general I consider it best to at dunk the sheets in boiling water for a few seconds even if the packaging doesn’t ask for it.
What I like the most about this lasagne is the last layer that it has on top. I always finish it with bolognese and cheese but without the bechamel sauce. This makes it go crispy and then I can die in peace, lol. But don’t think that it’s the only layer that matters! Below that all the layers are absolutely spectacular. Everyone who had this lasagna at my place were scraping down the dish and we even spooned the mould at the end, lol.
Para la salsa blanca
- 450 ml leche de cualquier tipo animal o vegetal (no evaporada)
- 60 g harina sin polvos de hornear
- 60 g mantequilla sin sal
- nuez moscada
- Sal y pimienta
Para las capas
- 3/4 de receta de mi salsa boloñesa
- 8 láminas de pasta
- 100 g queso parmesano recién rallado yo usé Grana Padano. Adicional para terminar la lasaña encima.
- 100 g queso mozzarella recién rallado
For the bechamel sauce
- In a small pot melt the butter with the flour and grate nutmeg on top.
- Cook the butter with the flour over medium heat por a minute, stirring the whole time with a whisk.
- Remove the pot from the heat and add the milk little by little, stirring in between with the whisk. Once you've added all the milk return the pot to the heat.
- Cook the bechamel sauce over medium heat whisking constantly so it doesn't burn nor form lumps. Once it starts to boil keep ir cooking for one extra minute and then turn off the heat.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the layers
- Spread a thin layer of bechamel sauce on the base of the mould. Place your first pasta sheets on top
- After the pasta you add bolognese sauce, then bechamel and the grated cheese mix. You need to make this layer 3 times in total, always dividing with pasta.
- The very last step is to place pasta sheets on top, spread a thin layer of bolognese and sprinkle parmesan cheese only. Parmesan goes nice and crispy in the oven.
- Cook in a preheated oven at 180°C o 350°F for 30-45min or until you see it bubbling and golden on top.
- Let the lasagne rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it. In this way you let all the liquids firm up a bit so it doesn't fall apart when you cut into it.