I’ll just straight up say it. I am not a big fan of lasagna. I do not NOT like it, but I don’t particularly love it. To some of you this might seem strange, as I have just confessed my undying love for pasta in the previous hearty post. However, I finally found out why I do not like lasagne as I used to eat it.
Years ago, when my siblings and I were still really young, and my parents were busy working and taking care of us, cooking was something that had to be quick and easy. After a long work day, no one wants to spend hours cooking their dinner, especially when you have three sometimes cute, but sometimes very loud, kids. So you are looking for something easy, and tasty.
In Holland, we have like tons and tons of brands that try to satisfy the need of easy dinners. Meaning that they either have prepared meals, or they have boxes which provide for everything – especially seasoning – and leaves you with the ease of putting A together with B, and done.
Which is fine.
It’s just not something that you can make me very happy with. As I slowly started to develop my own taste in food, I found that every box of sachets with dried seasoning and mixes tastes the same. Literally every single one of them. It doesn’t matter that you’re eating Chicken Tandoori, or Enchiladas, or Lasagne. And that is not how your dinner should be. Besides that, it is not cooking, which is something that I think everyone should and could do, if you have the right recipes.
So when I started cooking for my family, these boxes were not to be seen in the kitchen. Much to the dismay of my brother, who absolutely loved the Lasagne.
So, my dear brother, especially for you I have made this easy and flavourful Lasagna al Forno. I hope that eating this will leave you and your taste buds happy. It sure makes me a very happy girl.
To make it even healthier, I left out the bechamel sauce. Mainly because cream does not like me very much, which is a mutual feeling. You could ofcourse add it, or substitute it for ricotta cheese, or Hüttenkäse.
I’d love to know what you think, and if you’ve made the recipe!
Ingredients Ingredients for the sauce Used kitchen appliances Preparation
Lasagna al Forno
Ingredients for the sauce
Used kitchen appliances