Trattoria al Forno Lasagna Bolognese Recipe

UntitledLasagna Ingredients:

1 box no-boil lasagna noodles
2 cups shredded whole-milk mozzarella, divided
1 cup shredded Parmesan, divided

Ricotta Filling Ingredients

1 (32-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
3 eggs
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Ricotta Filling Preparation:

1. Combine ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir until well combined.

Turkey Bolognese Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup diced onion
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation For Turkey Bolognese:

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, and garlic and saute, breaking up turkey, until turkey is cooked through.
  2. Drain any grease from pan and add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.
  3. Use water to rinse tomato can and add to pan, stirring well. Add sugar, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper, stirring well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer 30 minutes, covered, stirring often.

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:

1 1/2 quarts half and half
6 cloves garlic, minced
12 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation for Alfredo sauce:

  1. Combine half and half and garlic in a large saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in water; whisk cornstarch mixture into boiling half-and-half, whisking constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture 3 minutes, whisking frequently. Stir in Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Preparation for Lasagna:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ladle half of Alfredo sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass-baking dish. Top with 3 lasagna sheets. (Pasta will expand to cover filling.)
  3. Ladle half of turkey Bolognese on top. Top with 3 lasagna sheets. Gently spread half of ricotta filling over lasagna sheets and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with 3 lasagna sheets.
  4. Top with remaining Bolognese and 3 more lasagna sheets. Spread with remaining ricotta mixture and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella.
  5. Top with 3 lasagna sheets, remaining Alfredo sauce, and shredded Parmesan.
  6. Wrap pan tightly with a double layer of aluminum foil.
  7. Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more. Let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing.
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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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