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Italian Lasagne. A Hearty and Yummy Dinner

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55M
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4

 As lasagne is one of the most famous Italian dishes, there are many interesting recipes for this dish. Here is one of the best you should definitely try. You will spend about an hour making this meal, but the results are definitely worth trying as homemade lasagna is much tastier than the one you can order in the restaurant.

 If you do not want to spoil the dish, follow our recommendations:

  •         Never overcook the lasagne sheets. They need a structure. If you overcook them, your dish will be mushy. That is why we recommend you to leave dry sheets in a bowl with hot water for half an hour. In the meantime, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients. It is better than boiling them.
  •         For the ingredients to stick together, cover the sheets with oil oil - very good recipes of oil learn more.... The best choice is olive oil.
  •         Choose the best seasoning. Two spices you should always use are salt and pepper. You can enrich the taste by adding dry herbs.

  So, let’s get down to cooking the best lasagna. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Ground beef
4 cups
280 cals
Red bell pepper
0.5 cup
40 cals
Garlic
12 cloves
70 cals
Onion
3 pcs
60 cals
Spices
to taste
7 cals
Tomatoes
4 pcs
25 cals
Tomato sauce
2 cups
78 cals
Wine
1 cup
73 cals
Fresh basil
to taste
7 cals
Cheese
2 cups
440 cals
Egg
1 pcs
70 cals
Lasagne sheets
1 pack
340 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
1490 cals
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Instructions:
  1. First, make the hearty sauce. Take a large pot and add ground beef, chopped onion and mashed garlic into it. Stir everything and cook until meat is half-done. Add fresh basil, red sliced pepper and spices. Chop tomatoes and add them into the pot as well together with tomato sauce and wine. Mix everything one more time. Simmer this sauce on a low heat for 1-2 hours.
  2. Mix ricotta cheese with the egg and the rest of the spices. If you like, you can add a cup of Parmesan as well. Leave it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Take a baking tray and place the lasagne sheets at the bottom of it. It should already be prepared. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  4. Now you can get down to forming the lasagne. Cover the first layer of the sheets with the cheese and the hearty sauce. Repeat the same steps until there are no more ingredients left. Cover the top of the lasagne with cheese.
  5. Cover a baking tray with tinfoil and bake your dish for 45 minutes. Open the tinfoil and continue cooking the dish for five more minutes.

This homemade lasagna with a nutritious taste should be served warm. Cut it into big pieces and enjoy the taste of Italian dish with a glass of wine.  

 You can customize this recipe to your taste.

  •         If you love spicy food, you can double the amount of spices used or add red hot chili pepper while cooking the sauce;
  •         Replace the ground beef with the poultry. This is a good choice for those who prefer eating white meat;
  •         Even vegetarians can eat this dish. The only thing you need to do is to replace meat with chopped vegetables. We recommend you use zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, etc.;
  •         Add more fresh herbs to make the dish tastier and brighter. It’s always a good idea to chop more thyme, rosemary or oregano into the bowl with the sauce;
  •         Love the creamy taste of the cheese? Add more cheese on top. Some chefs recommend using Mozzarella for this purpose.

Hope you will love this dish! Search for more interesting Italian meals on our website. Bon Appetit!

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