New year’s eve menu’: let’s start with the lasagna!


This year i decided to challenge myself with the new year’s eve menu’ for 11 guests! I decided to do the classic dishes we cook in this date and it was a real success!

Recipe 112: the lasagna is a very practical dish because you can prepare it a bit before, even the night before and just put it in the oven at the last moment. On top of that it’s a very good solution when you have a good number of guests and it also quite easy to cook and serve.

Here the ingredients for 12 people or 2 trays: 500gr of  De Cecco pasta for lasagna ready for the oven, 3 mozzarelle (150 each), Parmesan, 250gr beef mince meat, 250gr pork mince meat, 2 cans of passata or chopped tomatoes sauce, salt, pepper, a glass of red wine, nutmeg, chilli, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 celery and for the besciamella i used 150grof butter, 1 and 1/2 liter of milk and 150gr flour.

Basically you just need to prepare the Ragu in one saucepan and some Besciamella in another one. You can find the recipe for the Ragu here and for the Besciamella here.

When they are done in my family we use to mix the ragu with the besciamella to make the lasagna more tasty. If you use the doses i wrote at the beginning of this post, you will need to add to the ragu just 2/3 of the besciamella and you will leave 1/3 for the end of the recipe.

So you will put a bit of this mix in the tray you will use for the lasagna and you will place the first layer of pasta on top. De Cecco create this pasta you don’t need to boil but you can put it directly in the oven. I really suggest you to use this because it’s quicker and the pasta will be cooked just for the right time.

Cut the mozzarella in little little pieces and place it some on the pasta then cover with another layer of sauce and pasta. Keep on putting the mozzarella in pieces, the sauce and the layers of pasta until you have at least 4-5 layers.

At the end, cover all with the rest of the besciamella and with some Parmesan. Put it in the oven at 200 degree for 24 minute ( as de Cecco says) and then you can finish the lasagna with a bit of grill to make it colorful like mine.

Serve it and enjoy!

PS. Mamy dopo essermiinpratichita con il ragu o sugo di carne e la besciamella, ed avendo trovato queste sfoglie di lasagne pronte per il forno, devo dire che prepararla e’ proprio semplice!!! non c’ho messo nulla a farla la sera prima e poi l’ho messa al forno per i minuti scritti sulla scatola ed e’ piaciuta un sacco!

2 responses to “New year’s eve menu’: let’s start with the lasagna!

  1. Tesoro, io le ho fatte in bianco con zucchine e carote tagliate a julienne😉

  2. Buone pure queste! Diciamo che ho iniziato dalle classiche, ma ne voglio assolutamente provare una vegetariana… ne ho in mente una con pesto e zucchine che e’ una meraviglia!

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