This classic Italian lasagne alla Bolognese recipe is sure to impress. With its layers of fresh egg pasta filled with savory beef, pork, and veal bolognese sauce, topped with cheese and tangy tomato paste, it’s the perfect comfort dish. Serve with a glass of bright and lightly fruity Beaujolais Nouveau for an incredibly satisfying dinner.
Lasagne alla Bolognese!
-3oz fresh egg pasta dough
-1oz sliced beef, pork, and veal
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-2 tablespoons butter
-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 cup diced onion
-2 tablespoons tomato paste
-1 cup beef broth
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1/4 cup cream
-1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1. In a bowl, mix together the egg pasta dough, adding 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Knead dough until firm but pliable, about 10 minutes.
2. Cut the dough into small pieces and roll it out using a rolling pin, to about 1/4 inch thickness.
3. With a knife, cut the dough into wide strips, about 3/4 inch wide.
4. In a small pan, melt the butter and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, then add the sliced beef, pork and veal, stirring until cooked.
5. Add in the diced onion and nutmeg, stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes until the onion is softened.
6. Pour in the beef broth and let simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
7. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cream and Parmesan cheese, then season with salt and pepper.
8. Place a layer of the egg pasta strips in the bottom of a baking dish, top with a layer of the bolognese sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese.
9. Repeat the layers, ending with the last layer of egg pasta strips.
10. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes at 350° F.
11. Allow to cool before serving.
Pair with a Beaujolais Nouveau for a perfect flavor combination!
Traditional Lasagne alla Bolognese: Authentic Italian Comfort Food
This classic Italian Lasagne alla Bolognese recipe is sure to impress. It’s a hearty, comforting meal that is adored for its layers of fresh egg pasta filled with savory beef, pork, and veal bolognese sauce, cheese, and tangy tomato paste. It can easily be adjusted to be gluten free or vegan, making it perfect for everyone to enjoy.
Why Lasagne alla Bolognese is Beloved
Lasagne alla Bolognese is beloved the world over because it offers an accessible, achievable, and delicious Italian classic. The recipe offers the perfect balance of tomato and meat sauciness, with bubbling cheese topping it all off which helps to bring together all of its different elements in perfect harmony. It’s also incredibly easy to make, with the hard part being the layering of the pasta.
Making Lasagne alla Bolognese Gluten Free
For those who are gluten intolerant, Lasagne alla Bolognese can be easily adjusted to be gluten free. All you need to do is to replace the traditional egg pasta with gluten free versions, which are widely available in supermarkets. The ingredients for the bolognese and cheese topping will remain the same, allowing the meal to remain full of flavor.
Easily Adjusting Lasagne alla Bolognese to Be Vegan Friendly
Those following a vegan diet can enjoy Lasagne alla Bolognese too. By omitting the meat and cheese, and opting for a vegan cheese alternative and a mixture of mushrooms, peppers, and vegan mince instead, the recipe will remain full of flavor and just as delicious! To make the dish complete, a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan on top will create a satisfyingly light and crispy finish.
Pairing Lasagne alla Bolognese with Beaujolais Nouveau
Lasagne alla Bolognese is best served with Beaujolais Nouveau, a bright and fruity wine with light tannins. Its light nature pairs nicely with the savory taste of the lasagne without overpowering it. Enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau with your lasagne alla Bolognese for an incredibly satisfying meal.
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