Fancy asparagus lasagna

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Fancy asparagus lasagna

This white lasagna is simple and elegant. A decadent bechamel sauce marries segments of steamed asparagus and smoked ham, baked to perfection till golden brown.
Servings 6 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • bowl
  • baking pan 9×13
  • Sautee Pan
  • aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 10 oz lasagna flat, uncooked
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1/2 lb smoked ham sliced
  • 2 cups bechamel sauce please, refer to the Stuffed zucchini Moussaka style, for the bechamel recipe
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
    Ingredients gathered on a wooden tray.
  • Wash and cut the asparagus into 1/2 inch segments; steam them in the microwave for 3-5 minutes; meanwhile, preheat the saute pan with 1 tbsp of butter; sautee the asparagus for an additional 3 minutes.
    1 lb asparagus, 2 tbsp butter
    Steamed asparagus served in a rectangular yellow baking pan.
  • Preheat the over at 375 degrees; heat the bechamel sauce and cut the ham into 1/4 inch strips; prepare to assemble your lasagna.
    2 cups bechamel sauce, 1/2 lb smoked ham
    Ham strips, warmed bechamel and sauteed asparagus in their own containers.
  • Grease the baking pan with the remaining butter and place a couple of tablespoons of bechamel on the bottom of the pan; add 3 sheets of pasta, crosswise; top with the asparagus and the ham and add more bechamel; sprinkle with Parm and continue building your lasagna layers until all the ingredients are gone; sprinkle remaining Parm and thyme on top of the lasagna.
    10 oz lasagna, 1/2 lb smoked ham, 1 tbsp thyme, grated Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper
    First lasagna layer with the ingredients combined in the baking pan.
  • Cover your lasagna with foil and place in the oven; bake for about 45 minutes and then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden.
    Final dish ready to go into the oven.

Notes

Lasagna is a very versatile dish made with lasagna strips layered with different ingredients, combined with a sauce and then baked for a decadent, indulgent and festive pasta that everyone will love.
Traditionally made with a tomato and meat sauce, this particular version utilizes fresh asparagus, for a lighter texture and flavor.
This version of lasagna is often prepared around the holidays, when asparagus are not in season and, therefore, this makes it even more special.
So, if you’re looking for a twist on a traditional Italian holiday dish, this is it!
Calories: 319kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: asparagus, asparagus recipe, bechamel, bechamel sauce, easy lasagna recipe, how to make lasagna, lasagna, lasagna recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg

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