Friday, November 30, 2012

Bella Lasagna


Every aspect of this lasagna reminded me of Inverno-Winter and that's why I named it "Bella Lasagna" {or Beautiful Winter  Lasagna} in my own translation.
It is creamy from white sauce or béchamel that is looks like a snow and warm like a winter blanket.
The fact is that it is packed with vegetables, and done in less than 30 minutes is totally different story. It is perfect recipe for you to crawl into somebodies heart.
I am getting all sentimental here, maybe because it's holiday season, or perhaps because this is my way to give a gift from heart to somebody that I love besides saying just "I love you!" 
Beautiful Winter Lasagna
For 2 individual Servings
Ingredients:
  • 6-8 Lasagna sheets, homemade +oil and salt
  • 1/2 Cup Peas, frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Corn, frozen
  • 1 Cup Broccoli Florets, frozen
  • 2 Galic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 1 Portobello Mushroom
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Butter for greasing pans
  • Mozzarella Cheese
Bechamel:
  • 1 Cup Skim Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipped Cream
  • 3 Tbs. Parmigiano Cheese
  • 1/2 Tbs. unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flower + 3 Tbs. Water
  • Pinch of salt
How to make it:
  1. Boil milk and heavy Cream on a low temperature. 
  2. Add Parm cheese and stir, try not to burn the milk. 
  3. Add butter, and mix until melted.
  4. Mix all purpose flour with water until smooth (like Roux or rue)
  5. Add Pinch of salt and stir in roux slowely.
  6. Stir until it becomes a thicker sauce.
Directions:
  1. Cook the Lasagna sheets according to the package. Those are flat and dried homemade sheets. While water is boiling add bit of salt and oil to prevent lasagna sheets from sticking, oil will also made them glossy and salt going to season the sheets.  
  2. In the other oiled pan saute frozen vegetables for 1-2 minutes, just to thaw them. Add Garlic and sliced portobello mushroom and season with just a small pinch of salt and ground black pepper, stir; set aside until ready.
  3. Preheat the oven on 375F and butter the baking pan. 
  4. On the bottom of baking pan put lasagna sheets and add vegetables  spoon over bit of bechamel and add mozzarella cheese, cover with another sheet and so on until you reach the top of the baking pan. 
  5. Pour over few spoons of white sauce (bechamel) and cover it with mozzarella cheese. 
  6. Bake until the top is bubbly, about 15-20 minutes in the hot oven. 

Enjoy!

Note*
  • I used two separate small baking dishes to make this lasagna  however you can use larger pan and if you are serving to more people double the amount of ingredients
  • You can use any vegetables that you like or in season.
  • Addition of cooked/leftover chicken or turkey would go well with this combination. 
  • I added few cooked slices of Portobello mushroom cap on top, but you do not have to do that. 

I wish you Great Friday and weekend ahead!!!

Your friend,

Sandra




All the images and recipes are ©2012 Sandra's Easy Cooking. All Rights Reserved. 
You cannot copy, or republish images without permission of the author. 

Creative Commons License
Sandra's Easy Cooking by sandraseasycooking.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at sandraseasycooking.comPermission contact at secooking@gmail.com

21 comments :

  1. It's been a long time since I made a veggie lasagna and I love your Winter White version, Sandra! Have a great weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this winter warmer lasagna :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you ladies! @Priscilla and @Guru Uru

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love a white lasagna! Add all of those veggies and I'm in heaven :).

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sandra, I've never had white lasagna! It's so pretty, like you said it looks like snow and I love your red/orange baking pan that adds warmth. I have lasagna sheets in my pantry which I recently found. I should make this one!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Creamy and with plenty veggies certainly is something to love, Sandra. Looks so comforting!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mmmm I love me any form of lasagna and this looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you ladies very much! @Nami @Jill @TCA

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your lasagna makes the perfect holiday card!
    Bet it tastes heavenly.
    LL

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aww Thanks Lori, I am glad you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes indeed, your lasagna is beautiful! Perfect food for winter dinner. Very vibrant colors!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you Yelena, I appreciate your kind words!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your lasagna sounds incredible, Sandra! My husband would die for this! :)))

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sandra, This winter lasagna not only looks gorgeous but sounds heavenly. It could easily become a seasonal tradition in my house...and it just might! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This looks simple enough and a nice vegetarian take on a lasagna. All that bechamel is quite inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey Sandra, that's a lovely name for a Lasagne dish! Beautiful presentation :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi there!
    While the lasagna looks beautiful and I'm going to be trying it tomorrow night, please check next time before you post something in another language.
    You want "Bella Lasagna Invernale". What you have now makes absolutely no sense in Italian. Although to make it better you probably want "Lasagna Bianca Invernale" - white winter lasagna!
    I know it's easy to type things into Babelfish just to see and Italian is so pretty that it all sounds good from a foreign point of view, but as someone for whom Italian is their mother tongue it can be quite annoying.
    Having said that, the recipe looks gorgeous.

    Keep up the good work and sorry for the long comment!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Pretty!!!
    Iasagna are always a perfect way to warm up ...
    This sounds Fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful and looks delicious. I love lasagna, I guess it's the bachamel and pasta combined :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Bella, indeed. I'm might even be able to sneak this one past the husband and he wouldn't even miss the meat. I love lasagna in the winter. Hope you have a great weekend.
    -Gina-

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have to agree - that really is a beautiful looking lasagna!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by!