I had originally planned on making just a very traditional style lasagna, simple enough. I saw a container of ricotta and immediately started prepping. The last thing I expected was to open the container halfway through layering to find dried fruits instead of cheese hehe. Luckily we still had a a lot of mozzarella, so problem solved. Not having butter was a different story. I wasn't sure if you could make bechamel sauce any other way. I figured fat is fat and bacon fat was the best solution hehe.
In the end, I did not make a traditional style lasagna, but a lasagna nonetheless. It's funny because I don't even like ricotta cheese. My favorite lasagna recipe is by the Neely's. I posted about it a while back. I wasn't sure f the mozzarella on it's own would just taste bland, but the bacon flavor in the bechamel sauce made everything taste better. I also added fresh basil to cut through all the meatyness.
This is a great recipe to welcome the new season! Happy Fall!!
I posted some pictures of the process. Hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Prepare bacon bechamel sauce and meat layer
(browned ground beef and spahetti sauce)
Step 2: Prepare pasta sheets (Homemade Pasta Recipe)
Layer 1: Spaghetti Sauce
Layer 2: First pasta sheet
Layer 3: bechamel sauce and mozzarella cheese
Layer 4: FRESH BASIL! yuummmm
REPEAT LAYERING PROCESS!
Final Layer: Sprinkle top with extra cheese.
Get Your Feast On!