Perhaps one of Italy’s most popular and well-known dishes is the lasagne. However, it is rare to experience an authentic Italian lasagne with so many variants of the dish available now in restaurants and the freezer section of the supermarket.
That’s where Gennaro Contaldo comes in, introducing you to this simple and classic lasagne recipe which originates from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Lasagne is the perfect comfort food dish and is just at home on the Sunday lunch table as it is as the centrepiece of a dinner party with friends. What makes it so versatile is the fact that it can be made well in advance and baked when required – perfect for stress free hosting!
An authentic lasagne is made with the famous ragu Bolognese and egg pasta sheets typical of the Emilia-Romagna region, although dried pasta sheets can be used instead thanks to their ready availability.
Layers are built up using the pasta sheets, ragu and béchamel (white) sauce, all topped with a final layer of the sauce and a sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese.