Lasagna

Obviously lasagna is not originally Norwegian, I’m sure most people know that. But like so many other people in other places, we’ve taken a liking to Italian food too! 😉 When I moved to the states most lasagna had just marinara sauce, while I’m used to lasagna with a meat sauce and cheese sauce. I always used to joke that since Norway was closer to Italy than the US, ours had to be closer to right, haha. I’ve never been to Italy though, so I have no idea how true that is 😀

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Ingredients:

Meat sauce:

  • 14oz ground beef.
  • 2 tablespoons oil for cooking.
  • 1 onion, chopped up.
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes.
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree.
  • 12 teaspoon pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • About 3 oz water.

Cheese sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter.
  • 3 tablespoons flour.
  • 20 oz milk.
  • 5 tablespoons Parmesan (or other white cheese.)
  • 12 teaspoons ground white pepper.
  • 12 teaspoons ground nutmeg.

Other ingredients:

9 lasagna plates / noodles.
10 oz shredded cheese.

Directions:

  1. To make the meat sauce brown the ground beef on high heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, pepper, and water. Let the sauce lightly boil for about 10 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  2. To make the cheese sauce melt the butter in a different pot and mix in the flour. Add in the milk while stirring and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes. It’s supposed to be fairly thick. Add the cheese and let it melt. Add spices to taste.
  3. Layer the lasagna plates, meat sauce and cheese sauce in a bakeware dish, starting and ending with cheese sauce. Sprinkle grated cheese on the top.
  4. Bake in oven at 435f for about 30-40 minutes. Test with a stick or sharp knife to see if the pasta is done. Let it rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

Serve with salad and bread (Garlic bread is amazing with lasagna, just saying!) and enjoy 🙂

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2 comments

    • Linda says:

      Yes! I was having problems remembering what they were called in the US, so just went with the direct translation of what we call them in Norwegian. Thanks for the reminder, I’ll update the post to avoid any confusion! 🙂

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