to make (one of which cooks for hours and hours), plus pasta to mix, roll, and boil, cheese to grate, and then comes assembling the whole mess. You get the picture–it’s a labor of love. The good news is, everything can be done ahead of time so by the time you eat it, you are relaxed, your kitchen has been cleaned up, and you actually get to enjoy it.
8 pieces and get rolling. Start at the thickest setting on your pasta roller and gradually work your way down to the thinnest. As you make the sheets of pasta, lay them on lightly floured towels until you’re ready to boil them.
before you start to dish it up or the pieces will fall apart. I know, I know, the waiting will nearly kill you, but you’ve committed some serious time to this pan of lasagna, you want it to look as good as it’s going to taste.
For the Pasta
1 10 oz
package Frozen Spinach, defrosted
All-Purpose Flour, plus additional for kneading and rolling the dough
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the Béchamel Sauce
a few gratings of Nutmeg
(about 4 c.) “>Bolognese Sauce
grated Fontina Cheese (or any good Italian melting cheese)
This lasagna is a tale of two sauces—a bolognese ragù and béchamel. This lasagna doesn’t require all the cheese (ricotta and mozzarella) of typical lasagna recipes, just finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano on each layer, so that the result is a lasagna that is not quite as filling—and by filling, I mean overfilling
Finish with a layer of lasagna sheets. Close the lid and let the Bolognese simmer for 1 hour (more if you have time) or put in the oven at 400F for 2-3 hours (add water if the mixture gets to dry). Add about 1/2 cup of béchamel sauce on top of the meat sauce before adding a layer of lasagna noodles
Now, unless I wanted to eat baklava for dinner, I had two choices, either start cooking all over again, or prep the NESTLÉ® STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entreés Lasagna I had picked up a few days earlier at my local Walmart, with precisely this situation in mind
Perfect for those times when you’re craving lasagna but lack the time. Lasagna really is a favorite comfort food for a lot of people, I mean think about all the cheesy saucy pasta, can you think of any better comfort food