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Barilla® Wavy Lasagne with Ricotta Cheese & Spinach


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Barilla® Wavy Lasagne with Ricotta Cheese & Spinach
PREPARATION TIME
55 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Medium

TYPE
Main course

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TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 9 people


1 box Barilla® Wavy Lasagne
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
½ cup onion diced
2 10-ouncce packages of frozen spinach thawed
2 pounds Ricotta cheese
3 cups milk gently warmed
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese grated and divided
Salt and black pepper to taste



Preparation 20 minutes preparation + 35 minutes cooking
1. Pre-heat oven to 375˚F

2. In a large skillet sweat the onion in olive oil over moderate heat for 4-5 minutes

3. Add spinach and season with salt and pepper; sauté for 5 minutes

4. Remove from heat to cool down Ricotta mixture:  Combine ricotta and ¾ cup Parmigiano cheese; season with salt and pepper

5. Prepare béchamel sauce:  In a sauce pan melt butter and add flour, cook for 2-3 minutes

6.   Add warm milk and bring to a simmer, whisk well so there are no clumps, season with salt and pepper

7. When the sauce comes up to a simmer cook for an additional 5 minutes

8. Pan spray a 13” x 9” Lasagne dish

9. On the first layer spread ½ cup béchamel sauce

10. Top with 4 Lasagna sheets, 1 cup ricotta mixture and a sprinkle of Parmigiano cheese Continue the same procedure for 3 more layers

11. For the top layer spread remaining béchamel and ricotta mixture, sprinkle with Parmigiano cheese; bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly on top

12. Before slicing the Lasagne let it rest for 5 minutes