Lasagne Verdi

lasagne verdi

Lasagne Verdi

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A lasagne verdi is a delicious, traditional Italian dish. Learn how to make this lasagna with spinach and ricotta cheese from scratch.
Servings: 4
Calories: 858

Ingredients
 

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 4 oz mushrooms wiped and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1/4 pint beef stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • cheese sauce
  • 8 oz no-need-to-cook green lasagne

for the cheese sauce

  • 1 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 oz plain flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • 3 oz Cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder optional
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg to garnish optional

Instructions

  • To make the sauce, melt the butter or margarine over a gentle heat, stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time. Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for a few minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir the Cheddar and mozzarella cheese into the sauce with the mustard, if using and seasoning until smooth.
  • Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes until soft. Add the minced beef and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Add the mushrooms, tomato puree, stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spread a layer of the meat mixture over the bottom of a baking dish, followed by a layer of lasagne. Continue in this fashion until the meat mixture and the lasagne have been used up. Top with the cheese sauce.
  • Bake in a moderately hot oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve hot with garlic bread and a green salad.

Notes

Freezer Tip
To freeze lasagne, assemble dish but freeze before baking. Cook from frozen for 50 - 60 minutes until hot
and golden.
Calories: 858 kcal
Carbohydrates: 60 g
Protein: 44 g
Fat: 49g
Saturated Fat: 22 g
Trans Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 147 mg
Sodium: 1674 mg
Potassium: 884 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 790 IU
Vitamin C: 4 mg
Calcium: 449 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Cuisine Italian
Ingredients Pasta
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