Decadent French style lasagna #DimancheSoir

Need I say more? This is such a delicious classic and if you know me, I love all things French when it comes to cooking and baking for my family.

This meal is so simple.  Make or buy fresh lasagna noodles, get good quality ground beef and my secret weapon is the newly discovered Stefano Faita Tomato & Basil at Sobeys(not sponsored).   It is so fresh, no sugar added and it’s my new go-to whenever I need a good tomato sauce.

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My kids loved this meal served with a good crusty Italian garlic bread and glass of whole milk to wash it down, the kids were full and happy.  So here is how we do lasagna at our home.  I mean, come on, I’m talking meat sauce and bechamel and a mix of mozzarella and Comte cheese.  It all comes together quickly so I hope you’ll enjoy.

French Lasagna
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Ingredients
  1. For the bechamel sauce ( I usually double up this is a single recipe for the bechamel)
  2. 2 tbsp of butter
  3. 2 tbsp of flour
  4. 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  5. For the meat sauce
  6. 1 pound of ground beef
  7. Stefano Faita tomato sauce, I add as much as needed. I eye ball it. Sorry.
  8. 6 Sheets of lasagna noodles. I like to make fresh but when pressed I'll buy the premade fresh lasagna noodles.
  9. 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella and 1/2 cup of Comte shredded
Instructions
  1. It's so simple. Just saute the ground beef( feel free to add onions and garlic) and add the tomato sauce. While that is cooking on low I'll start the bechamel.
  2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add flour, be sure to whisk. Do not allow flour mixture to brown. Gradually whisk in the milk. Keep whisking and add your salt and pepper and a dash of nutmeg. Season to your taste. Keep whisking. Cook and stir until it comes together and thickens about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside once thick.
  3. I like to double up this recipe.
  4. I used the tomato sauce from the jar to spread on the bottom of the pan and placed lasagna noodles on top.
  5. Add the meat mixture, spread the bechamel on top and sprinkle cheese, layer again with noodles, meat sauce, bechamel and cheese and layer again if you have the room. Top with remaining sauce, bechamel and cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes. Cover loosely with foil during the last 10 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
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17 COMMENTS

  1. Kristen | 12th Sep 18

    Talk about a delicious comfort meal!!!

  2. Nell | 12th Sep 18

    I’ve never heard of Stefano Faita Tomato sauce?! I know his show though!

  3. Jasmine | 12th Sep 18

    Making this tonight and I’ll grab his sauce next time! You always have excellent taste! xx

  4. Lynda Cook | 17th Oct 18

    I just made a lasagna with bechamel sauce, and what a different taste, it was very good and one that I will probably make again!!

  5. Kam | 19th Oct 18

    This looks so good!!! I’ve never heard of the Stefano brand…wonder if I can find it in Vancouver??

  6. Anne Taylor | 19th Oct 18

    This looks absolutely scrumptious! We’ll definitely be trying this!

  7. Debbie White-Beattie | 19th Oct 18

    Your recipe looks incredibly delicious and I love your ingredients but I’ve never seen Stefano Faita tomato sauce before.

  8. nicky | 19th Oct 18

    These photos are making my mouth water! Looks like a delicious recipe.

  9. kathy | 21st Oct 18

    Stefano brand? that’s certainly new to me I will have a look next trip out.Looks totally delicious !

  10. wendy hutton | 21st Oct 18

    never heard of Stefano brand but this looks so delicious

  11. ivy pluchinsky | 22nd Oct 18

    This sounds so good

  12. kristen visser | 22nd Oct 18

    oh wow! this dish looks absolutely delicious! i have it bookmarked cause i am definitely giving this one a try!

  13. Silvia D | 19th Nov 18

    a delicious twist on lasagne! love to try the recipe!

  14. Janet Meisner | 24th Nov 18

    Thank you for the lovely recipe. It looks delicious.

  15. Sarah | 25th Nov 18

    This sounds so good! I have never had comte cheese before but I love to try new things.

  16. Lynda Cook | 25th Nov 18

    I used to watch Stefano on tv when he had his own half hour show, I see he has grown!

  17. kathy downey | 29th Nov 18

    Finally have all the ingredients,hoping to make this tonight!

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