Lasagna Deluxe and Sautéed Summer Squash With Onions and Garlic

Published on July 23, 2012

Lasagna Deluxe



1 box regular or gluten free lasagna noodles, or cook homemade lasagne noodles for 40 seconds.


Cook the pasta according to directions on box, drain. I use a large pot for boiling lasagna noodles and after I drain the noodles I hang them along the rim of the pot.

Mornay Sauce


Melt butter in a heavy sauce pan, add flour and cooking for one minute to remove raw flour taste, then add milk and whisk until smooth and thickened. Stir in parmesan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Meat Sauce


Brown meat and drain. Stir in sauce.

spinach layer of Lasagna Deluxe

Ricotta Cheese Layer


Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Remaining Ingredients

noodle layer of Lasagna Deluxe


Quick reference:
  1. 1st layer:  morney sauce
  2. 2nd layer:  lasagne noodles
  3. 3rd layer: 1/3 of meat sauce
  4. 4th layer: lasagna noodles
  5. 5th layer: ricotta cheese mixture
  6. 6th layer: spinach
  7. 7th layer: 1/2 of the mozzarella
  8. 8th layer: lasagna noodles
  9. 9th layer: 1/3 meat sauce
  10. 10th layer: lasagna noodles
  11. 11th layer: remaining 1/3 of meat sauce
  12. 12th layer: remaining 1/2 of mozzarella plus the asiago cheese
  13. optional topping: sautéed mushrooms and garlic

Spread the mornay sauce in a 15 by 10 inch casserole. Line four noodles next to each other and cut a fifth one for the end to cover all the sauce. Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce over the noodles and then another layer of noodles. Next spoon on the ricotta mixture and spread it evenly over the noodles. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and drop the spinach evenly over the cheese. Then do another layer of noodles, another 1/3 of the meat sauce, layer of noodles, and the remaining meat sauce. You can put the cheese on now or at the end of the cooking. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and the asiago cheese. Bake 15 to 30 minutes more. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

mushroom topping on Lasagna Deluxe
cooked Lasagna Deluxe
jars of pasta sauce
unbaked lasagne

Serve the lasagne with…

summer vegetables in a bowl

Sautéed Summer Squash



Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the squash and onions and sauté until tender. Sprinkle with garlic salt and after it’s plated, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

>summer squash at the farmers market
spinach at the farmers market
uncooked Lasagna Deluxe