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Newlywed or not, this is one to add to your recipe repertoire.  I have been making this lasagna for years, and everyone whose ever tasted it has said it’s the best lasagna they’ve ever had!  Teleme cheese is not easy to find, so I usually just substitute it for an Italian cheese mixture like Asiago and Parmesan.

A Very Special Lasagne
And it really is. It is rich and so delicate in texture and flavors that it becomes an elegant dish for a first course or entree.
.5 lb lasagna noodles
1 lb ground beef
.5 cup onion, chopped
3 clove(s) garlic
1 Tbs olive oil
3 lbs tomato
1.5 tsp seasoned salt
2 Tbs parsley, chopped
2 tsp basil, fresh (1 tsp if dried)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
1/2 cup butter
4 Tbs flour
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 cube chicken bouillon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Ricotta Filling
1 whole egg
.5 lbs ricotta cheese
.25 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 cups parmesan cheese freshly grated
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
4 ounces teleme cheese
  as needed butter
1 Cook lasagne noodles in boiling, salted water until “al dente”, still firm to the bite. Drain and keep them in cold water until ready to use.
2 Sauté ground beef, onion, and garlic in olive oil until meat is no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients and cook a a fast simmer until sauce is quite thick (about 30-40 minutes). Skim fat. Preheat oven to 400.
3 Melt butter, add flour and cook, stirring with a whisk, for one minute. Slowly add milk and chicken broth and bring to a boil, still using whisk. Taste and add chicken bouillon cube, if needed. Add salt.
4 Beat egg in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir well with a fork.
5 In the following order, layer in a lightly-greased 13×9-inch baking dish: a little meat sauce, half of the noodles, half of the remaining meat sauce, 1/2 cup Béchamel, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, half of the mozzarella, teleme, and ricotta, Béchamel, and Parmesan cheeses. Do not butter. At this point, the dish may be covered and refrigerated.
6 From room temperature, bake at 400, uncovered for 30 minutes or more, until bubbly.
Servings: 8Yield: 8 entrees
Degree of Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Oven Temperature: 400°F
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 15 minutesCooking Time: 30 minutes
Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (15.3 ounces).Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726.14
Calories From Fat (61%) 441.52
% Daily Value
Total Fat 49.55g 76%
Saturated Fat 26.92g 135%
Cholesterol 169.58mg 57%
Sodium 1159.37mg 48%
Potassium 797.14mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 37.06g 12%
Fiber 3.24g 13%
Sugar 7.18g  
Protein 33.66g 67%
MyPoints 18  
Recipe Type: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta
TipsThis dish freezes well.
ReviewsThis is the absolute best lasagne I have ever had! Rich and flavorful, the pinnacle of comfort food. – Chris Henry 12/3/2009
SourceAuthor: Junior League of Palo AltoSource: A Private Collection of those truly special recipes, not readily found in other cookbooks.

Copyright: 1980 by Junior League of Palo Alto

Note:  I recently made a vegetarian version of this recipe and I think I may even like it better (my husband still prefers the meat version).  While not as rich, after a day or two the flavors intermingle to make quite a delectable meal.  In place of the beef (all other ingredients stayed the same), I used zucchini, squash, carrots (put them through a food processor because I don’t like too chunky), sliced mushrooms, and peeled and sliced eggplant.  After slicing the eggplant, I put them in a bowl with olive oil and salt while I prepared other items.   I sauteed everything just as if it were the beef – with the garlic and onion and tomato sauce.  All other instructions remain the same.

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