This is the classic lasagne of Emilia Romagna. Its ultimate rendition is with green spinach pasta, but it is unquestionably delicious with regular egg pasta as well. Homemade pasta is essential, however. Take the extra 25 minutes to make your own pasta instead of using the thick, store-bought lasagne sheets. You will be rewarded with an extraordinarily fine and memorable dish.
The lasagne can be assembled completely up to 1 day in advance. Store, well wrapped, in the refrigerator. Take it out of the refrigerator 1 hour before baking. It will also keep in the refrigerator after it is baked for up to 2 days.
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