Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lasagna Bolognese

It's a glorious morning in the mountains and I'm so excited to share one of my favorite recipes with you. 

The dishwasher is running, the bathrooms are clean, and the table is set. 


Must mean that it's time for another dinner party! 

Oh yes, the wine will be flowing tonight!


There will be laughter and stories and all sorts of goofiness going on around this table. 

And I'll be loving every second of it. 

The flowers in the center will be removed to make room for the real star of the show - my Lasagna Bolognese. 


Here she is in all her glory, ready to pop into the oven when I get home from work. 

I'll make a salad, warm some bread, and ta-da! Easy peasy dinner party - my favorite kind!

It wouldn't be fair to tease you with this photograph without letting you know how I made this incredible lasagna, would it? 

Nope - so here you go - my recipe for Lasagna Bolognese. 

First I got out a great big lasagna pan - I'll be feeding 9 people with this tonight. 

I poured some fat free organic milk in the bottom of the pan and put a layer of Barilla No Boil Lasagna Noodles into the milk. Just like I did with the incredibly amazing pumpkin lasagna - remember?

Pumpkin Lasagna - Milk Layer
On top of the noodles went a layer of shredded mozzarella, a healthy sprinkle of Romano cheese, and some freshly ground pepper. Kind of like an easy peasy lazy girl's cheater Bechamel sauce. 

Now another layer of noodles. 

And then a layer of my absolutely delicious farm fresh bolognese sauce, that I had defrosted. You can find the recipe for my bolognese here. 

Making the Farm Fresh Bolognese
Another layer of noodles. 

Now a layer of part skim ricotta. On top of the ricotta went a healthy dose of shredded mozzarella, grated Romano, and freshly ground pepper. 

Another layer of noodles. 

And then a layer of my easy peasy tomato onion sauce, also defrosted - find the recipe in this post. 

Easy Peasy Tomato Onion butter Sauce Ready for the Freezer
Of course to top it all off I used the rest of the shredded mozzarella and a hearty sprinkle of Romano cheese. 

I covered it in foil, and I'll bake it when I get home at 350 for about an hour, taking the foil off at some point and browning the top. 


This is going to be one killer dinner party. 





25 comments:

  1. Oh my it's so pretty and looks delicious. I love the tablecloth. Dinner parties are the best. Have fun.

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    1. Can you tell I do not iron anything EVER? :)

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  2. A couple of weekends ago, I tried out a new bolognese recipe that I found in one of my cookbooks, can't remember which one. It took ground pork, ground beef, ground veal, and a bunch of other things I don't normally have in my cupboards. It took six hours to cook and guess what? Neither I nor my husband liked it! Grrrrrr! Yours looks much better and easier too. I'll be making your recipe soon. Thanks!

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    1. Don't you hate that???? I tried a bolognese recipe once that I didn't like also - it was too heavy, too deep. The one I made was much 'brighter' with the fresh tomatoes added in. It's so nice to have a meal in March that is still featuring ingredients I grew in the summer!

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  3. Sounds like a fun evening ahead for you. Lasagne is a good thing to share with family. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. It was a fabulous evening surrounded by friends, Susie!

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  4. Sounds so good! Your table looks so welcoming and pretty...I just want to sit down and join you!

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    1. You would be most welcome at my table, Linda!

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    1. It truly was, Marigene - super yummy!!

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  6. Ooh, I checked out your recipe and we would totally love this! Love your table setting.... so cheery!

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    1. It was a fabulous lasagna - and a great evening!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it looks delicious! I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it looks delicious! I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends!

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    1. Isn't it great to gather friends around our table, Debbie?

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  9. This looks like a delicious meal! I love the idea of making a lot of the sauce and filling the freezer for future food. Your table looks so warm and welcoming and I know the air smelled heavenly! Can we all come? Thanks for sharing and linking!

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    1. It saves me so much time on nights when I just feel like making a simple, yet delicious, dinner. And yes, you are all welcome, of course! :)

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  10. I have never tried the no boil noodles and I love that this has two different sauces. I must try this!! thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I tried them when they first came out and never looked back!

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  11. I'm all about those no boil noodles! Best invention ever. Your dinner looks amazing. #TOHOT!

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    1. Without a doubt, Stacey! They are the BOMB!! :)

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  12. I love givign dinner parties! This does indeed look like a killer one!
    Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things!
    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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    1. It's just the best feeling to look around your table and see friends gathered enjoying the fruits of your labors.....and laughing, chatting....the best!

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