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    Naples - It's to Die for - Lasagna

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    3 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins

    Shawn C's Note:

    This lasagna was a main dish at my sister's restaurant. Everyone who eats its raves about it. The sauce freezes well.

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    BECHEMEL Sauce



    1. 1
      BECHEMEL Sauce: In pot melt butter and add enough flour to create a consistency thicker than pancake batter.
    2. 2
      Bring another pot with milk almost to a boil.
    3. 3
      Once milk has heated through, add milk all at one time to the flour mixture, beating with wire whisk the whole time.
    4. 4
      Bring back to boil then remove from heat and add salt and nutmeg.
    5. 5
      Set aside.
    6. 6
      MEAT SAUCE: Brown meat half way then add onions, garlic, carrots, celery and sweat vegetables.
    7. 7
      Add all other ingredients and cook a minimum of 2 hours at a low (barely) boil.
    8. 8
      ASSEMBLY: Use Barilla lasagna sheets!
    9. 9
      (1 box serves 6-8 in this recipe).
    10. 10
      Boil some water and slide them in for 5 minutes then drain and rinse well with cold water, they need to be soft and flexible.
    11. 11
      Ladle some meat sauce on the bottom of the pan.
    12. 12
      Then lay a layer of pasta sheets on top of that.
    13. 13
      Then spread bechemel sauce over pasta, layer of pasta, spread both cheeses on that layer, layer of pasta, spread more bechemel, layer pasta then cheeses until all is used.
    14. 14
      Bake in 350° oven until brown on top (just a little brown).
    15. 15
      Remove and let set for 5 minutes.
    16. 16
      Cut serving squares and place on plates then ladle a large ladle of meat sauce atop the lasagna.
    17. 17
      Garnish with lots or parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 18, 2004


      Yes, this lasagna IS to die for! This will be my official lasagna recipe from now on. The sauce has a nice flavor & the pasta & filling are juicy. FOR ALL CHEFS & REVIEWERS....DO NOT HESITATE TO TRY THIS DISH! THANKS!!!!!

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    • on June 09, 2008


      My sister made this recipe for a family dinner and I had to get it from her - it was sooooo good. So good in fact that my daughter who is so picky said "Actually this is really good" and cleaned her plate! All I have to say is THANK YOU!

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    Nutritional Facts for Naples - It's to Die for - Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (831 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 647.8
    Calories from Fat 342
    Total Fat 38.0 g
    Saturated Fat 20.8 g
    Cholesterol 143.0 mg
    Sodium 2045.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
    Sugars 14.4 g
    Protein 43.2 g

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