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Lasagne Verdi

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Lasagne are pretty common all over the world now, for this reason I decided to share this version that is just a little different and is made especially in my region, Emilia Romagna, in Italy.

Verde is the Italian word for green, in fact you have probably noticed that the color is different :D
Egg pasta is very easy to make and also, very easy to "dye" using natural ingredients. You can make it red using tomato sauce, black using squid ink or green adding spinach, like in this case.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 gr (1.6 cups) flour
  • 500 gr (2 1/8 cups) fresh spinach
  • 500 ml (2 cups) bechamel sauce
  • 400 gr (14 oz) meat sauce
  • parmesan
  • olive oil
  • butter
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Step 2:

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First of all you have to prepare your spinach.
Cook it in boiling water like you would normally do and let it cool.
Squeeze it very well so that all the water goes away then chop them up.

Meanwhile prepare your flour on a table and add your spinach.

Add the eggs and a little bit of olive oil: it will make the dough more elastic.
Start to mix them using a fork, then incorporate all the flour with your hands.

Keep mixing until your dough becomes smooth and homogeneous.

Step 3:

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In the meantime, you need to prepare a few things:
  • put your meat sauce in a bowl or pot and add your bechamel sauce to it.

    Mix them together.

    I know that mixing them together is not very common, but that's the way my family has always done it. Honestly I don't like too much bechamel sauce so I prefer it when it's mixed with meat sauce...believe me, it's delicious! :D
  • fill a large pot with water, add a little bit of butter and let it boil.

    Butter will prevent your pasta from sticking while curling in the water.
  • cover your baking tin with butter.
lmnopeas2 years ago
This looks scrumptious!
lindarose92 (author)  lmnopeas2 years ago
Thank you so much! :)
That looks yummmmmmy :) and I love spinach. Thanks for sharing.
lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 years ago
Thank You!! And this is a nice way for people who don't like spinach to eat it too :)
Complimenti! sembrano davvero invitanti :) se ho tempo questo weekend provo a caricare una cassata siciliana. Ciao!
lindarose92 (author)  Peris The Majestic2 years ago
Sì dai!! Dobbiamo farci notare perchè se dai un'occhiata alle entries per l'Italian Food Contest ti vien da piangere.....
it didn't say enjoy so i threw it away
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
lindarose92 (author)  Peris The Majestic2 years ago
Mi sa che qui sono l'unica scema che non l'ha capito...!! haha
What? :O
JCOlivie2 years ago
LindaRose. well!! would be so much simpler to use the ingredients ready and show how to "mount" this delicacy, but ... you've outdone yourself again ... I close my eyes and dream, dream about this delicious lasagna!! Congratulations!
lindarose92 (author)  JCOlivie2 years ago
Aaaw thank you so much!!
Using already made ingredients for this kind of things would be almost as bad as a crime in my country haha :D Plus these taste so much better...you should try it! :)
icsnerdics2 years ago
great recipe even though i'm vegetarian :P

ora mi è venuta fame argggg
lindarose92 (author)  icsnerdics2 years ago
haha I am sorry! Maybe you could try it using tomato sauce instead of meat sauce...

anche tu sei italiano/a?? :D
sì :)
lindarose92 (author)  icsnerdics2 years ago
Che bello, finalmente sto trovando altri italiani qui!! :)
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Sorry, but you are strengthening the stereotype: everything about italians is beautiful, sophisticated and delicious! I WANT!!! :-)
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
haha this makes me so proud, thank you!! If and when I come to Instructables, you are going to eat plenty of this :D
When you come to Instructables, I wish to still be here. My artistic residence finish at May 31st :-(
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Oh no, this is sad :(
Absolutely. But if I don't leave, you can't come :-(

When will you come?
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
I don't know, I sent my application the other day but I haven't sent the CV yet cause I forgot about it...so I am preparing it now! Hopefully I can send it tomorrow...did you send your application long before you actually went there?
The important thing is to planify when do you want to come. I made it with six months anticipation because I had to make american visa paperwork and leave my job. But in your particular case, if you make everything quick, maybe it will take less time.
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
How long are you staying? From what I know, there is no need for a visa if I stay there less than 90 days...at least I hope so! :)
Well, I'm Colombian. I need a visa for entering US. My artistic residence is for 3 months. I have been 2 :-)
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Oh I understand now! Enjoy this month, I am sure it will be great!! :)
Great? I will make it AWESOME!!! :-)

Thanks Linda! Some day it would be fantastic to meet you!
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Oh yes, I would love that!
HAVE FUN!!!! :D
Thanks! You too! :-)
yuhm! suddenly I'm hungry!
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi2 years ago
haha me too! I wish I could start eating all over again now...!!
Mmm, fun! Green noodles :)
lindarose92 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Yes! And they are sooo good :D