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Giada De Laurentiis Classic Italian Lasagna

Last Modified: 02/17/08
First Published: 12/11/07
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Like most classic lasagnas, this dish is quite expensive to make as well as high in calories. There are just so many high-calorie, high-cost ingredients in this dish and it's difficult to really take anything away. Perhaps this dish really makes up to 8 servings, in which case the calories content would be slightly reduced.

 

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Servings: 6
Total Cost: $21.46
Cost Per Serving: $3.58
Total Calories: 7,629
Calories/Serving: 1,271
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Butter, Unsalted (for the bechamen sauce) 5 Tablespoons 70.00 Grams $0.31 500
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 1/2 Cup 2.13 Ounces $0.07 228
Milk, Whole 4 Cups 960.00 Grams $0.97 600
Nutmeg, Ground 1 Pinch 0.15 Gram $0.03 1
Tomato, Pasta Sauce, Generic 1 1/2 Cup 381.00 Grams $0.50 270
Salt, Table 1 Teaspoon 6.00 Grams $0.01 0
Black Pepper, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.13 Grams $0.02 5
Butter, Unsalted (for the lasagna) 2 Tablespoons 28.00 Grams $0.13 200
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin 1/2 Cup 108.00 Grams $1.60 955
Beef, Ground * 1.00 Pound $4.05 567
Ricotta Cheese, Whole Milk * 1.50 Pounds $6.27 1,237
Eggs, Chicken (3 eggs) 1 1/8 Cup 149.46 Grams $0.50 233
Pasta, Lasagne * 1.00 Pound $1.38 1,601
Spinach, Frozen (thawed) * 20.00 Ounces $1.91 133
Mozzarella, Whole Milk Cheese (shredded) 3 Cups 336.00 Grams $3.00 1,008
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese (grated) 1/4 Cup 22.73 Grams $0.72 91

6 servings

Bechamel Sauce:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons for the lasagna
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk at room temperature
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional

Salt and white pepper

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound ground chuck beef
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds ricotta cheese
3 large eggs
1 pound lasagna sheets, cooked al dente
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 cups shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Full Recipe at the Food Network



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