Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr
I got this recipe from our local paper. Others say it's Emeril's recipe, but it didn't say so in the paper. Either way, it's not mine, but I tried it and it rocked. It isn't like the lasagna you normally make, as it doesn't have Ricotta or Mozzerella. But trust it, it's different and it's awesome. It actually tastes more authentic than the cheesy style lasagna. Also, original recipe called for Spinach Pasta (homemade), but I substited Barilla brand (ready to bake) shells. If you don't know how to make a bechamel, I'll post a recipe and attempt to link it.
- Grease a ceramic 9 x 13 casserole dish with butter and set aside (this is so that the noodles don't stick to the bottom, and it works better than putting sauce down, and tastes great, too).
- Boil lasagna shells until al dente (look at directions on package), unless you're using the ready to bake type.
- Arrange pasta into single layer in pan, cutting and patching to fit as needed.
- Carefully top with a thin layer of bolognese (about 1 1/2 cups). Sprinkle liberally with parmiggiano cheese.
- Arrange another layer of pasta on top, covering with bechamel (about 1 1/3 cup) and sprinkle again with parmiggiano cheese.
- Repeat layers until you have at least 3 layers of bolognese and bechamel, then finish with another cup of the reserved bolognese, and finally top with parmigianno.
- Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly, about 50 minutes.
- Let rest about 15 minutes before serving.
- Serve with any remaining bolognese on the side.
This was very good! I had some leftover homemade bolognese sauce so quickly made some homemade bechamel sauce, threw it all together and had an excellent lasagne al forno. I did not pre-boil my pasta and it turned out fine. Thanks for sharing!
'bolognese sauce' 'bechamel sauce' 5 stars? No.
I chose this recipe as it didn't contain ricotta cheese, which I'm not always partial to. The recipe steps were very straightforward, and the lasagna was superb! I increased the bechamel sauce to 8 cups to make it extra creamy. Also, I skipped the step of pre-boiling the lasagna shells by adding a little water to the bolognese sauce before baking. I covered the pan, and increased the baking time to 1 1/2 hours to ensure the lasagna shells would be al dente. Then I uncovered the pan, and baked for an additional 15 minutes to lightly brown it. The finished result was delicious, and it will definitely be on the menu again! Thanks for posting, Mole!