Most lasagne recpies ask for ragu and bechamel. Since I am cooking kosher, what can I substitute for ragu?

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    It can be easier to modify or substitute the bechamel. Either make it with a nut milk, or use a veloute, or use something else entierly (although the ideas for "something else entirely" are frequently also milk based, like a mascarpone lasagna)
    – rumtscho
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 10:36
  • Just don't use the bechamel.
    – Max
    Commented Oct 30, 2018 at 10:26
  • Probably better to focus on the ragu, since there are often other cheeses in a lasagna recipe.
    – Erica
    Commented Oct 30, 2018 at 12:25

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You can either substitute the bechamel or the ragu:



Both are listed as kosher.

Additional ideas/answers already posted here: What can I substitute for dairy products in kosher meat dishes?


I'd personally just go with a mushroom ragu.

You can find plenty of recipes online, such as from Serious Eats or the New York Times.

I can't remember if fish counts as "meat" for Kosher rules, so you may need to avoid recipes that call for fish sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

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