Easy lasagna – Classic and comforting dinner featuring layers of deliciousness. A simple addition of your favorite chopped veggies will boost the nutritional factor. Add a side of fresh salad, and then dig into this very traditional meal. Totally impossible to resist!
Apart from pizza and pasta, I think lasagna is the third most popular Italian dish across the globe. Who could resist layers of bechamel sauce, meat sauce, lasagna sheets, and a generous sprinkle of mozzarella baked to golden perfection? But what I love most is that it’s too easy to feed a crowd with no extra time in the kitchen.
The three layers comprising meat sauce, bechamel or white sauce and lasagna sheets are the core elements of this recipe. Obviously, this is not the quick and easy meal you’ll want to make on busy weekdays.
To make the meat sauce, use your favorite minced meat in this easy lasagna recipe. This meat sauce is one of the key elements, so make sure you get a thick perfectly cooked sauce. We’ll cook the meat in a flavorful tomato-based sauce spiked with the classic Italian seasoning. The best part is you can make this sauce ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Next up, the bechamel or white sauce. Just a super simple sauce made with butter, flour and milk. We’ll cook the flour in the melted butter and then stir in milk to create silky smooth, white sauce. A pinch of nutmeg and a bay leaf are the only spices flavoring this sauce. Don’t forget to add some grated parmesan to bring in the extra cheesy goodness.
Third, instant lasagna sheets for this easy lasagna recipe. You know, we are planning to make this recipe as simple as possible. So, I think instant sheets are the best choice. No precooking required.
Now all you need to do is assemble the layers in a greased ovenproof baking dish. Sprinkle with plenty of mozzarella or cheddar cheese. Bake until golden perfection.
I think I’ve your weekend dinner plans sorted out. Well, I also have a Indian-Italian fusion recipe on my mind. So it’s going to be lots and lots of cooking over the next couple of days. What are your plans for the weekend?