Easy Lasagna Recipe

This Easy Lasagna Recipe is simple and delicious. The richness of the white sauce makes the dish taste heavenly.

This particular recipe is only one of the hundreds of Easy Lasagna Recipes around. Although, I would say that this variation is the most popular of all – especially in the Philippines.

Did you notice the rich and tasty white sauce inside your lasagna? That is called the bechamel sauce. It is a simple sauce composed of scalded milk cooked with flour and butter. The bechamel sauce in this Easy Lasagna Recipe gives richness and additional texture to this pasta casserole.

A few months ago, I was also able to publish a lasagna recipe video that makes use of ricotta cheese. If you’ll ask which is better, I would say both. It all depends if you want cheesier lasagna or a buttery one with rich flavor. I think that it will be better for you to try both the original and this Easy Lasagna Recipe and see for yourself.

I enjoy eating lasagna with garlic bread on the side. How about you? What sides do you like best with your lasagna?

Easy Lasagna Recipe

Easy Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lasagna, soaked in water
  • 1 cup romano cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozarella cheese

Meat Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup celery heart, minced
  • 3/4 cups onions, minced
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 28 ounces crushed tomato
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Bechamel Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Make the meat sauce by heating a cooking pot then pour-in cooking oil.
  2. Saute onions and celery.
  3. Put-in the ground beef and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the basil and crushed tomatoes then stir. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle salt and stir. Cook for 2 minutes then set aside.
  6. Make the bechamel sauce by heating a clean cooking pot then put-in butter and allow to melt.
  7. Gradually add-in flour while stirring.
  8. Pour in milk then stir continously.
  9. Add ground nutmeg and salt then stir.
  10. Continue cooking while stirring until texture becomes thick.
  11. Arrange soaked lasagna in a baking pan.
  12. Alternately top the lasagna with meat sauce, bechamel sauce, romano cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  13. Create another layer by arranging a new set of lasagna and other ingredients on top. Note: feel free to add layers as desired.
  14. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  15. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
  16. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6

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Comments

  1. Can I add bell chopped bell peppers with the meat sauce po?

  2. Ive tried this recipe and id say this one of the best lasagnas ive had. I like more cream-based sauces than tomatoe-based. So although this recipe has tomato sauce in it. The Bechamel sauce added the creaminess to it. Love this. I think this is similar to Greenwich style lasagna which i also love.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  3. joyce says:

    nahihirapan ako maghanap ng nutmeg sa mga grocery stores, anong magandang alternative para dun?

  4. thanks for the recipe. I’ve cooked this a lot and my daughter loved it…..Didn’t alter a thing!!!!!

  5. jonalyn says:

    tanong ko lang po pwd ba lutuin sa microwave?

  6. Vanessa says:

    Hi! sana kilos nalang ang gagamitin ninyo instead of pounds para madali by kilos po kasi pag bibili sa tindahan…

  7. shirley says:

    hi i would like to say thank you for sharing your recipe i learn a lot to cook following your recipes.. i prepare lasagna and were so good and delicious my husband liked to much..thank you again and more power.Godbless..

  8. Gud eve po. Can i bake it po ba using an ordinary oven toaster (it has 60 mins timer)? ThNx po

  9. hi! am i to use regular lasagna noodles (the ones that need to be boiled originally) or the no-bake lasagna noodles to soak?

    i also tried mixing ground beef and ground pork (half and half) and it came out good too.

  10. Tiffanie says:

    you did not drain the fat from the ground beef first before adding the remaining ingredients

  11. sir,wala po ako makita na romano cheese here in the philippines.. is it Ok to use mozarella and parmesan? Thanks,id really appreciate a response.

  12. Corrine says:

    Hello po! For the LASAGNA pasta and GROUND BEEF, is the measurement really in lb (pounds) or kg (kilograms) po?

  13. evanee says:

    ok lng po ba sa microwave oven mag bake ng lasagna…

  14. connie idio says:

    ok lng po ba na pakuluan ko yng lasagna noodles?

  15. fritzpil herch says:

    ilang minutes po yung soaking time ng lasagna sheets? Thank you.

  16. ERV style ba yan? :)

  17. Maureen says:

    this looks yummy :)