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Not Nonna’s Lasagna


Hi everyone,

I haven’t been posting lately since there’s nothing new to tell.  As for food I keep making the same recipes over and over again so there was nothing to post until now.

My kids love my mom’s lasagna and for those who don’t know Nonna means Grandmother in Italian, hence the name..hahaha  It’s definitely not Nonna’s lasagna but my kids and husband love this.  Hope you like it too.

Not Nonna’s Lasagna

2 cups of homemade tomato sauce or store bought
1 package of defrosted chopped spinach 300 g
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lbs lean ground beef
1 lb lean Italian sausage (casing removed)
1 small chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Bechamel Sauce

2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 cup almond milk
dash of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Bechamel Sauce

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the coconut flour until smooth.  Stir the flour and slowly whisk in milk until thickened.  Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Set aside and prepare the rest of the dish.

In a large skillet, heat oil. Add beef , with a rubber spatula crumble meat and sauté until thoroughly cooked.  Drain fat and set aside in a large bowl.  Do the same with the Italian sausage.  Combing the beef and pork together in the bowl, add garlic powder, salt and pepper.

In the same large skillet, heat oil.  Add onions and garlic and sauté.  Add spinach. Mix the spinach and the meat till thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Spread tomato sauce on the bottom of an 8×8” baking pan.  Layer meat, béchamel sauce, sprinkle ½ of mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.

Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cover with foil and bake 350F for 50 min – 1 hour. Take foil off after 30 mins of baking.

Let rest at least 10 mins before cutting into.

Serves 6

This is a great dish that you can make ahead of time, covered and refrigerate until needed.

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