Broccoli Lasagna

November 23, 2007 at 6:24 pm 1 comment

(Recipe from DesigningDinner | photo from me!)


9 lasagna noodles
3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


> Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
> Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
> In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and nutmeg. Stirring continuously, pour in milk, a little at a time, allowing mixture to thicken. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in parsley. Set aside.
> In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, broccoli, Parmesan, 1 cup of mozzarella and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until well blended.
> In a 7×11 inch baking dish layer: 1/4 cup white sauce; 3 noodles; one-third of remaining white sauce; half the broccoli mixture; 3 more noodles; half remaining white sauce; remaining broccoli mixture; 3 noodles; remaining white sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray.
> Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Husband rating: not yet served

Wifey rating: A
I liked it but it wasn’t my favorite.

Brother rating: A/A-
He liked it but thought it would be better with some protein. Like brother like BIL.

Entry filed under: italian, pasta, veggie.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Nikki57  |  November 25, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Just add chunks of chicken next time… it sounds tasty!


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