Delicious, elegant, fabulous White Lasagne with Wild Mushrooms

 

It’s very easy to make this elegant lasagne dish and it freezes very well, too.

You can use most any mushrooms, I usually make this with oyster  mushrooms, but I’ve also used morel and chanterelle mushrooms, too

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups standard bechamel sauce
  • 1 large onion, coarse shopped and carmelized
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) mushrooms coarse chopped
  • 2 cups fontina cheese (if you can’t find it, any standard italian blend of shredded cheese works just fine.)
  • 3 cloves garlic (we REALLY like garlic, you may want to use just two cloves.)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (sweet or purple) chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oven ready lasagne noodles (I can make 3 neat layers of 4 each in my pan, adjust the number of noodles needed for the size pan you’re using)

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350
  2. Make about 4 cups standard bechamel sauce, when it is done, melt in 1/2 cup of the cheese
  3. Caramelize the onions while making the sauce
  4. In a large non-stick frying pan, saute 4 cups of mushrooms in olive oil and butter for about 5 minutes than add garlic about 2 more minutes, just until you get that wonderful aroma and it is heated through.

Now you’re ready to assemble.

  1. Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of your lasagne pan
  2. Place a single layer of noodles on top to overlap or not, depending upon your pan
  3. Top noodles with half the mushrooms, half the onions and half the fresh basil
  4. Spread about 1 cup of the sauce on top of that and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup fontina cheese.
  5. Place another layer of noodle.
  6. Top that layer with the remaining mushrooms and onions.
  7. Top with final layer of noodles.
  8. Pour the rest of the sauce over the whole thing, top with remaining basil and cheese.
  9. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, until the cheese on top is nicely golden browned.

Let sit for about 10 minutes and serve with a nice massaged kale salad or steamed broccoli.

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