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Lasagna Southern Italian Style

Western.Chefs's picture
Lasagna Southern Italian Style is an amazingly delicious recipe. An easy to prepare noodle recipe, Lasagna Northern Style is a dish that you will definetely love to share with your friends and family.
Ingredients
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1 Small, diced
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Lasagna noodles 10 1⁄2 Ounce (2/3 Of 16 Ounce Package)
  Mozzarella cheese 16 Ounce, shredded (1 Package)
  Ricotta cheese 16 Ounce (1 Container)
  Eggs 2 Small
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

1. Prepare meat sauce: In 4-quart saucepan over high heat, cook ground beef, ground pork, and onion, stirring frequently, until all pan juices evaporate and meat is well browned. Add tomatoes with their liquid, tomato paste, water, basil, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling, stirring to break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Skim fat from liquid in saucepan.
2. Meanwhile, prepare lasagna noodles as label directs; drain. In medium-sized bowl, mix mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs, and parsley; set aside.
3. Prepare white sauce: In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or margarine; stir in flour, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until blended; cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and is smooth; remove from heat.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F. In 13" by 9" baking dish, evenly spoon about 3/4 cup meat sauce. Arrange half of noodles over sauce, overlapping to fit. Spoon half of cheese mixture over noodles; spread with half of white sauce; top with half of remaining meat sauce. Repeat layering with remaining half of noodles, cheese mixture, and sauces.
5. Bake lasagna 45 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes for easier serving.

TIP
When heating the milk to make the sauce, you can infuse it with an onion covered with a bay leaf and studded with a clove. This will give your sauce a delicious flavor.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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2 Comments

Chuck C's picture
Good looking recipe, but one point: if it has mozzarella or ricotta in it, it is not northern-style lasagna. Northern (Bolognese) lasagna traditionally only uses Parmesan and/or Asiago. Southern (Neapolitan or Sicilian) lasagna uses the softer cheeses. Also, try putting a bay leaf in the white sauce when the milk is incorporated: it really makes that part of the dish blossom.
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Chuck, thanks a lot for the information. I have renamed the dish as you suggested. And added the tips too. Hope you tried the recipe and liked it, irrespective of the name :)