How to make lasagna

want to know how to make lasagna? Making lasagna is a rewarding culinary endeavor that can be customized to personal taste. Here's a basic recipe for a meat-based lasagna. If you're vegetarian, the meat can be replaced with vegetables like spinach, zucchini, or eggplant.


For the Meat Sauce:

  • 1 lb ground beef or a mix of beef and pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)

For the Bechamel Sauce

  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Additional Ingredients

  • 12-15 lasagna noodles (pre-cooked or no-boil, depending on the type)
  • 2-3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley (optional for garnish)


Prepare the Meat Sauce:

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in a little oil until translucent.
  • Add the ground meat and cook until browned.
  • Pour in the wine, if using, and allow it to reduce for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer on low for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Prepare the Bechamel Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Continue to cook, stirring regularly until the sauce thickens.

Assemble the Lasagna

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • If you're using traditional lasagna noodles, cook them according to package instructions until al dente. No-boil noodles can be used directly.
  • In a large baking dish, spread a thin layer of meat sauce at the bottom.
  • Place a layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce.
  • Spread another layer of meat sauce over the noodles, followed by a layer of bechamel sauce.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella and a bit of Parmesan over the sauces.
  • Repeat the layers (noodles, meat sauce, bechamel sauce, cheeses) until all ingredients are used, ending with a final layer of cheeses on top.


  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil (try to keep it from touching the cheese).
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.


  • Allow the lasagna to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This helps it maintain its structure when served.
  • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley, if desired, and serve.

This recipe can be customized in various ways – adding vegetables, using different types of meat, or incorporating various cheeses. Now you know how to make lasagna. Enjoy your homemade lasagna!

Category: Cooking

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