One of our closest friends had surgery last week and we wanted to do something special for his family, so we packed up a salad, lasagna, French bread, and chocolate chip cookies. And, of course, we were nice to ourselves, too! Lasagna takes a while to make, but if you’re going to the trouble in the first place, it’s just as easy to make two. I used a disposable foil pan for our friends, which was quite large, and made a smaller one for us.
Giada’s recipe involves making Marinara Sauce and Bechamel Sauce. I love it because it reminds me so much of the lasagna I had growing up in Italy. I used San Marzano tomatoes grown in Italy for the Marinara Sauce. It also has a layer of spinach which adds another dimension to the blend of flavors.
We served this lasagna with a simple salad and Asiago Cheese Bread.