Lasagna with boletus and red lentil
130 min
8 people
  • 200gr Monte Banato durum wheat lasagna sheets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 Apio rigs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 300g boletus
  • 8 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 200ml red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 450g tomato sauce
  • 150ml vegetable soup
  • 400g lentil
  • 50g butter
  • 50g flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 350g cheddar

Step 1: Hydrate the shiitake mushrooms into hot water for 20-30 minutes.

Step 2: Cook the finely chopped onion, shredded carrots and chopped Apio rigs into a pan with hot olive oil, for about 4-5 minutes, then add the crushed garlic cloves, salt and smoked paprika.

Step 3: Slice the shiitake mushrooms and keep a few slices aside for decoration. You will need about 20-25 slices for the decoration, as the rest of the shiitake mushrooms will be added to the sauce along with the boletus mushrooms.

Step 4: Season with oregano, thyme and pepper, give it a mix and let it cook.

Step 5: Add the tomato paste, red wine, bay leaves, tomato sauce and vegetable soup to the pan and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes.

Step 6: In the end, add the red lentil to the sauce and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. You can use canned lentil for a reduced cooking time.

Step 7: For the sauce, melt the butter in a hot pot, then add the flour and let it fry for a few minutes. Add the warm milk and whisk continuously, cooking the sauce for a few minutes.

Step 8: Season the sauce with salt and pepper, add the Dijon mustard and shredded cheddar and mix well until the sauce starts to thicken, then turn off the heat.

Step 9: For the assembling of the lasagna, you need to use a rectangular thermoresistant dish (approximate dimensions: 25 x 18 cm). Add a few tablespoons of sauce to the bottom of the pan and spread it evenly, then add a layer of lasagna sheets.

Step 10: On top of the lasagna sheets, add a layer of mushroom and lentil sauce, then another layer of the white sauce on top.

Step 11: Repeat the process until the tray is completely filled. Over the last layer, sprinkle cheddar cheese and decorate with shiitake mushroom slices. 

Step 12: Bake the lasagna in the preheated oven at 180°C, for about 35-45 minutes, or until the cheddar cheese reaches a brown colour.