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I have cheesy pasta things to share today!

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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Because really, who doesn’t need cheese filled lasagna on the Monday after Thanksgiving? It’s clearly just the right thing to do. After a whirlwind weekend, I think we could use a meal like this to help ease us back into the work week. Plus, there’s some spinach involved, so I mean it’s kind salad…ish?

Right, right!

But guys let’s talk about our Thanksgiving weekends, how was everyone’s? Mine was pretty awesome. No major drama to report, good food was had, family stories were shared, and the house is now decked out with Christmas! Thanksgiving day was spent cooking up a storm, celebrating my brother Kai’s, 21st birthday and making a heck of a lot of cocktails. Finished the night off with about ten minutes of a Christmas movie before my eyes gave in and I went to bed at the earliest hour I have in months, YES! Friday was spent doing zero black Friday shopping, instead I was back in the kitchen cooking and photographing. I have a crazy month ahead, but despite my slightly overwhelming to do list, I am surprisingly, not too stressed and more just excited for Christmas time to finally be here. Other highlights of the long weekend include decorating the Christmas tree, watching Home Alone while putting together these Cookie Decorating Kits and listening to all the Christmas music! Oh, and it’s been snowing since Sunday and I could not be happier about it!

I’ve already shared not one, not two, but three Christmas inspired posts and there are SO many more to come. Dying to know what you guys are excited about this holiday season. Any recipes you’d love to see? Homemade crafts? What? Let me know!

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

While your brains are all thinking upon Christmas recipes and things you might want to see on the blog this season, let me tell you all about this here crispy prosciutto cheesy white lasagna. It’s one of my favorite white lasagnas, probably because of all that crispy prosciutto on top…okok and of course all the CHEESE. This is beyond delicious and I could not think of a better recipe to kind of kick off my holiday inspired entertaining recipes. Whenever I think of December dinners/recipes, I always think of lasagna. This traditional one is typically my go-to, but when my family comes into town for Christmas, there are so many people in the house that I typically need to make two. So I make one meaty lasagna and one white lasagna. While I keep the meat one very classic, I always have fun with the white. Since the boys only care about the meat lasagna, I don’t have to worry about what “weird” ingredients go into the cheesy white lasagna.

So while every year the way I make this slightly different, I’m currently loving this year’s version. It’s extra, extra cheesy, filled with a creamy Béchamel sauce and layered with spinach, ricotta, provolone, and then topped with prosciutto just before baking, which allows it to get nice and crispy in the oven. Perfection.

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Of course, if you’re a vegetarian, you can leave the prosciutto off, but if you don’t mind a little ham, please, please, do not skip this part. It adds a saltiness that pairs really nicely with the sharp cheeses, and of course, the crispness adds another layer of awesome texture…which you guys know I love!

The rest is pretty simple and straight forward. I used no-boil pasta noodles to keep the recipe quick and easy, but if you can only find regular lasagna noodles, those will work great too. Just cook them according to the package directions and bake as directed according to the recipe.

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And with that I think I am going to close out this post! Hoping this lasagna is the perfect start to your week! I know it can be hard getting back into the grind after Thanksgiving weekend, but cheese and pasta make everything better.

Or at least they do in my house anyway!

PS. I cannot believe I forgot to mention this, but I did watch the first episode of Gilmore Girls while editing photos, and OH MY GOSH!! I am dying. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who has yet to watch, but it was SO GOOD (and Christmasy!). I’m saving the Spring, Summer and Fall episodes for after the holidays so I can attempt to squeeze in watching all the Christmas movies. Yes,  I am totally the most annoying person ever. #sorrynotsorry

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestCrispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crispy Prosciutto White Lasagna.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 655 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk I used 2%
  • 2 cups chicken broth vegetable broth can be used
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cups whole milk ricotta
  • 2 cups shredded provolone
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 1 box no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 3 ounces prosciutto torn

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Slowly add the milk and broth. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is fully melted and the sauce is smooth. Set the cheese sauce aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the ricotta, provolone and spinach.
  • Spread 1/4 of the cheese sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with 3-4 lasagna sheets. Spread with 1/2 the ricotta cheese mixture and then another 1/4 of the cheese sauce. Place another 3-4 lasagna noodles on top and then top with the remaining ricotta cheese mixture and another 1/4 of the cheese sauce. Add the remaining lasagna noodles and pour the remaining cheese sauce over top. Top with a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Arrange the prosciutto on top. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until the top has bubbled up and browned a bit. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

For real though, how could you not LOVE this plate full of all the good things in the world. Gimme.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi – you say put grated Parmesan on top, but the picture looks like shredded. Which one should we use? Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    This was the perfect late summer dinner party meal! Next time I’d add a little bit more prosciutto and probably use salted butter. Served with an arugula, parm, lemon/olive oil salad and the acid was the perfect compliment. All the guest wanted the recioe!

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Sunday! I love to hear this recipe was enjoyed and I truly appreciate you giving it a try! xxTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Maybe I’m the only person commenting who actually made the recipe? Anyway, it’s very good. I will confess to a few small changes… I used fresh thyme in the bechamel rather than dried herbs, and added some fresh nutmeg at end as it is the Italian way to use it with “besciamella.” I didn’t have provolone so I added some additional parmesan (reggiano, baby) and a tiny amount of mascarpone that was leftover to the spinach mixture. And I was generous with the prosciutto. Yum! I make a variety of lasagne recipes, but this is a new one for the rotation. Another winner from Tieghan!

  4. 2 questions! Can I add ground meat to this for more protein? And can I assemble and then throw it in the fridge to bake the next day?
    This looks insanely delicious!

    1. Hey Kaitlyn,
      Yes to both! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    I can’t thank you enough for your recipes. You have single handedly taught me how to cook with your blog. Half Baked Harvest is literally my go-to every night.

    1. HI! I would add ground turkey. That will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and I hope you had Merry Christmas! Sorry my response is a bit late! xTieghan

    1. Yes, making the night before works great. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan ?

  6. Hi,

    This looks incredible! I was wondering if it would just a well with fresh homemade lasagna noodles?? I can’t think of a reason why not but just wanting to make sure!
    Thanks!

    1. HI! Homemade lasagna noodles will be amazing! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    My step daughter is allergic to tomatoes and in searching the web I found your recipe. It was a big hit over the holidays. Now she and her husband are coming to visit to celebrate his birthday and he requested that I make this dish. Thank you, it’s delicious and simple to make.

  8. made this last night for a crew of ten! normally I would never serve a new recipe to guests but you’ve never done me wrong! followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. I served it with a side of asparagus in the cast iron pan. for dessert I did your ice cream banana bread from the cook book. was also a huge hit! thank you!!!

    1. Hi Kristen! I am really glad this turned out amazing for you and your guests! I hope you had a great night! Thank you!

    1. That is from anthropologie, but a couple years old. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! ?

      1. Thanks, I am thinking of entering an Italian dish competition, seems like this would be nice but of course the first step is make it at home!

  9. 5 stars
    Just made this last night for my very picky eater boyfriend and he LOVED it! I am obsessed with prosciutto and next time I want to double the amount! lol
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!

    1. hi! I use 10 ounces packages, but 8 will work too! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Made this yesterday and it was really good. The prosciutto gives a nice salty touch to the richness of the cheese sauce. I made homemade ricotta using an instant pot recipe and a 16 oz. package of chopped spinach. Worked perfect. Will definitely make again. thanks.

  10. 5 stars
    This is a great dish my kids ask me to.make this every year. I do make it a little different I add the prosciutto ham and also cooked shredded chicken in the layers. It’s a winner with my family!

  11. Do you think I could substitute the noodles for thin eggplant strips? How would I keep it from getting too soggy?

    1. I am not sure as I have not done this. I would salt the eggplant to draw out the moisture, then blot them with a paper tower. Then layer like the noodles. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  12. Hi Tighan! I really want to make this! If I sautéed fresh spinach instead of used frozen how much should I use? Thanks! I have made one of your amazing breakfasts every Christmas morning since 2015, I loved the Gingerbread Waffles! I’m excited to see something new and amazing for my family!

    1. HI! I would use about 6-8 cups fresh spinach. that will be great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

      Also, this makes me so happy! 🙂

  13. Made this today with a couple additions. Added artichoke hearts into the ricotta mixture. I also saute pancetta with rosemary and thyme. Remove from pan and saute sliced mushrooms in pancetta grease and a tbsp of butter. Added this to the layers. Awesome!

  14. hi, any idea of the calorie content per slice. I am logging all my food and having this for dinner tonight!

  15. Hi!

    LOVE all of your recipes!

    Making this over the weekend for a New Years party. Did you use fresh oregano on top and did you bake it on or just add after baking. Love the presentation!

    Thanks a million!

  16. I tried this for our Christmas day meal yesterday. After letting it rest and serving it I realized I had left the proscuitto off (I was tired). We tasted it and it was good but I paid for that proscuitto and it was going on the lasagna. I took everyone’s servings back, fit them back in the pan, topped it with the torn proscuitto and popped it under the broiler. Oh. My. Goodness. This was amazing! The ham took the dish from, “that’s good” to “oh my gosh, can we keep eating this”. Thank you for this recipe. I’m a fan.

  17. Do you think it would be ok to pre-assemble and bake the next day? I want to take it to a holiday pot luck but won’t have time to do everything the day of.

    1. Hey Kit! Yes, pre-assembling works great! Just let the lasagna sit on the counter to come to room temp while the oven preheats. Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love this!

  18. Also, in your directions it goes sauce, lasagna, spinach/ricotta, sauce, lasagna, spinach/ricotta, sauce, lasagna then remaining sauce. However, your pictures do not reflect that? Wondering, if it should be made according to pictures or directions? Thank you 🙂

    1. the order is really not very important. If you can keep track, layer according to the directions. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you!

  19. Hello! I saw above that you can prepare this in advance and then bake. Can I refrigerate it once prepared before baking??

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Kaitlynn, yes you can keep this prepared in the fridge before baking. Let it sit on the counter to come to room temp while the oven preheats. Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love this! Thanks! 🙂

  20. I made this last week- BIG SUCCESS!
    Even my special needs daughter who is the pickiest person on earth tried it & liked it. Wow- that is saying something! So far every recipe I’ve tried from you (6 & counting) has worked & been delicious enough to add to my rotation- so glad I found your blog- Thanks!
    I’m making this for a special extended family party this week, it’s that delicious.

  21. This looks AMAZING. Does this reheat well? I am hoping to make this weekend and then have for lunches throughout the week!

    1. Hey Heather! Yes, it reheats great! 🙂 Let me know if you have other questions. hope you love this and Merry Christmas! Thanks!

  22. Thanks for the recipe! I have the same question as a couple of people above. I was hoping to put this together at home, then drive for a 1.5 hours for a weekend getaway and bake once we arrive that evening. At what point in the process do you think I should travel? Can I layer it and drive – or will it get messy? Should I bake a bit first and then reheat?

    Your advice would be much appreciated!!

    1. Hey Blake! So sorry, I am a little behind on comments right now. Yes, preparing this in advance works beautifully and I do it often! Just assemble, cover and then bake when you get to your getaway! 🙂

      Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

  23. This was so so so good! Even my super picky kids loved it! I would eat the whole thing if I could. 🙂 can’t wait for leftovers!!

  24. Wow! This was simply amazing, and so easy to make! Earned rave reviews from my husband too. I split this into two 8×8 pans and froze one. When I’m looking for decadent comfort, I know what’s for dinner!!

  25. This looks delicious! Not used to eating such rich foods, but I may have to try this. My question I have is, could I use fresh spinach instead of frozen? Also thinking about how I might toss in a few more veggies to make me feel better about indulging ?

    1. Hi! Yes, fresh spinach will be great. Just cook it before adding to the dish. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Katie! I have never tried that, but I don’t see why it would not work. Let me know if you have questions and I hope you love this!

  26. Wondering how well this dish travels. I’m hoping to put it together in morning and baking it in evening…and worry about lasagna..what’s your best advice?

  27. Made this for dinner last night–HUGE hit! Many thanks for the recipe–it’s now going into my “Tried and True” Pinterest board.

    I think I’m also going to try this with the addition of maybe some…sliced tomatoes? Sliced creminis? A little nutmeg in the sauce? Delicious as is, but you could really add some things and make it your own. I love recipes like that!

      1. Hi! So I’m doing a Lasagnapalooza this year (a different lasagna each month) and I’ve had this one on my Pinterest board for ages. This Sunday’s the day! Just wondering — if I wanted to use fresh spinach as well, how much would I buy and do I just saute in oil before adding it in? Thanks for your help. I’m so excited to try this!

          1. That sounds like such a blast! I hope you have a great time! I am glad you found the answer to your question and hope this turns out amazing for you! Thank you!

        1. HI! I would use 4-5 cups fresh spinach, saute in 1 tablespoon oil, then use as directed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  28. Holy Cow this looks amazing. And I have most of the ingredients on hand, score! Thanks for sharing!

  29. White lasagna is like a big plate of comfort!! Plus the husband isn’t a big fan of red sauces! Proscuitto, creamy sauce, and spinach sound like the perfect comfort food! This would be so great on a snow day!! Its supposed to snow here next week, fingers crossed it does!

  30. Oh my gosh, this looks like comfort food heaven! Love love love! Yes you’ve got to have the prosciutto, I mean that’s just a given to this awesome lasagna, right? lol I will probably have to try this with the regular lasagna noodles because for some reason I don’t have any luck with the no-boil ones! 😛
    I’d love to see how you guys decked your house for Christmas because I bet it just looks so perfectly rustic and magical! And no, you’re not annoying, just genuinely funny! lol

  31. Wow, Tieghan, this dish looks absolutely incredible. You can’t go wrong with cheese and prosciutto!!!

  32. This looks amazing!! Also, I’m
    with the other person who said you should just watch all the Episodes of Gilmore Girls!! I have a feeling if you don’t your going to find some things out that you might not want to know!

  33. Love the little change up to the classic lasagna Tieghan! My son Sean adores prosciutto, so I’ll need to make for him when he comes home to visit!

  34. When does your book come out?? All I want to do all weekend is read your recipes and look at your food photos!

    PS. I made the cranberry brie pull-apart bread last week, my guests were over the moon!

    1. AWE! THANK YOU! You literally just made my day!!

      The book will be out fall of 2017, so still a little ways away, but hopefully worth the wait! 🙂 Thanks again!

  35. This looks amazing!!! I would love to make this for my family on Friday! I was wondering…..my husband and kiddos don’t like ricotta cheese is there anything I can replace it with? Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try this!!!!

    1. Hey Lindsay! You can’t really tell there is ricotta, it just adds creaminess. That said, you can certainly use any other cheese your family loves! Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you guys love this! Thanks!

  36. I will make this with the following changes:
    1. Delete spinach
    2. Use either my own cured (11 months), smoked country ham slices OR my cured, smoked, Lonzino (like prosciutto).
    3. Double or triple the amount of meat……
    4. Maybe add some cheese! 😉 😉

  37. You should really just watch all the gilmore girls episodes now. Don’t let it get spoiled for you!

    Also, I made your crock pot chocolate pretzel/butterscotch bars and my husband has declared them the best thing I’ve ever made and he did not believe that I just threw everything in the crockpot.

  38. I love cheesy pasta things!!! This looks great! And yes!!!! I was like a little kid watching GG this weekend!!! I have one more episode left! (i couldnt help myself) SO EXCITED!!!!

    1. HI! Yes, zucchini would be great, but make sure to get rid of the extra moisture before adding it to the lasagna. Let me know if you have questions. I hope you love this! Thanks!

  39. I completely agree, cheese is just the right thing to do today!!! This lasagna looks killer, Tighan! I seriously need some.