Recipe: Lasagna Bolognese From Cafe Vico

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Chef Marco Vico from Cafe Vico Ristorante is known for his lasagna. Made with fresh pasta and a thick, creamy sauce, there is no question that this dish will make you a kitchen star to your diners. 

The recipe, after the jump.

Vico Cafe Ristorante's Lasagna Bolognese


4 pieces of fresh pasta sheets, about 14x11 in
1.5 lbs of sliced mozzarella cheese
Bolognese sauce (below)
ground Parmesan cheese
Alfredo sauce

Bolognese sauce ingredients:

1/2 cup of olive oil
3 lbs lean ground beef
3 cups ground carrots (use food processor)
3 cups ground white onions (use food processor)
3 cups ground celery (use food processor)
2 cups marinara sauce
2 cups alfredo sauce
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground pepper
2 tbsp corn starch

Bolognese sauce preparation:

Start heating the olive oil in a large cooking pan at medium heat, add the celery, onions, and carrots, and sautá for 5 minutes. Then add the ground beef and let cook for an additional 10 minutes, until browned.
Drain the liquid and add the marinara, Alfredo sauce, salt, and pepper; mix well; and cook for 20 minutes. Add the corn starch and stir until it becomes thick.

Lasagna Bolognese Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Use a baking pan approx 11x14.  To assemble, spread 1 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of the pan.  Arrange one pasta sheet lengthwise over the sauce, spread a third of Bolognese sauce and top with 1/3 of mozzarella cheese slices. Top with second sheet of pasta, second third of Bolognese and so forth. Finish by covering with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil that has been greased or sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

To finish, cut the portions, topped with Alfredo sauce and some Parmesan cheese.

Location Info

Cafe Vico

1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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