Easy Homemade Lasagna Recipe - Classic Dinner

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 lasagna with spinach leaf garnish

Don't be afraid of the number of ingredients. This is the most simple Lasagna recipe you can find. Really. Give it a chance. It's just some layers of noodles combined with white sauce, meat sauce, and cheese that can be a great dinner for a special day.

Ingredients

250 gram Béchamel sauce
10 2 oz Lasagna sheet
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
250 gram minced meat
1 tsp salt
0.25 tsp black pepper
0.5 tsp paprika
0.5 tsp oregano
0.5 tsp thyme powder
1 tsp rosemary
1 cup Canned tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup chopped tomato
0.5 cup water
0.5 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

1
 Sautéing onion in a steel pan

Chop the onion and sauté with some oil over medium heat.

2
 Sautéing onion and garlic in a steel pan

Peel and crush the garlic and add it to the sautéing onion.

3
 Add the minced meat to the onions while sautéing

When the color of the onion changes, add the minced meat.

4
 Sautéing meat in a steel pan

Sauté the minced meat with onion and garlic until the color turns.

5
 Sautéing meat and spices in a steel pan

Add salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, and thyme, then sauté them amidst the mix.

6
 adding tomato sauce to the meat sauce

Add tomato paste, chopped tomato, and mashed tomato to the meat and mix well.

7
 cooking meat sauce for lasagna

Add half of the water and mix again.

8
 meat sauce while cooking

Put the lid and let it cook over low heat.

9
 Béchamel sauce in a steel dish

While cooking the meat sauce, you can prepare the white sauce according to the recipe linked in the ingredients list.

10
 the prepared meat sauce for lasagna

Finally, the meat sauce of the lasagna is ready, and you can start the next steps.

11
 dipping the sheets in the water

I used semi-finished lasagna noodles, which I only had to put in water for five minutes to soften. If your lasagna (according to its recipe) needs cooking, then do as it says on the package.

12
 Béchamel sauce at the bottom of the dish

Rub one or two tablespoons of white sauce on the bottom of your dish with the back of a spoon.

13
 picking the sheets a the bottom of the dish

Cut the noodles to your dish's size and place a layer on the bottom of the container.

14
 meat sauce in the lasagna dish

Pour a few tablespoons of meat sauce atop the noodles and spread.

15
 Béchamel sauce on the meat sauce

Pour two tablespoons of béchamel sauce over the meat.

16
Pizza cheese on the meat sauce

Add a layer of grated cheeses.

17
 the last layer with béchamel sauce

Repeat the previous four steps until your dish is full or you run out of lasagna noodles.

18
Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on the last layer of lasagna

After putting in lasagna noodles as the last layer, add enough sauce to cover the whole top and cover the sauce with cheeses.

19
 Wrapping the foil around the lasagna dish

Cover the container with aluminum foil and place it in a preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 50 minutes.

20
 lasagna in a rectangular container

Remove the aluminum foil after 40 minutes and let the top layer roast for the last 10 minutes.

21
Photograph of lasagna garnished in a white dish

Finally, let it cool a little bit before you cut it.

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Cook Detail

Servings 4
Calories per serving 906 Cals
Prepare Time 50 min
Cook Time 50 min
Total Time 100 min

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Tips and tricks

  • Covering the top layer with aluminum foil ensures the cheese remains soft and elastic since it protects it from overheating and getting too dry.
  • Be careful. It's impossible to cut the hot lasagna as soon as you take it out of the oven and get a beautiful shaped slice. Because the hot molten cheese between layers let the noodles slide with ease. To have a lovely lasagna, be sure to let it cool, and the cheese is a little bit solidified.

Background & History

Lasagna has made people happy to discover it for centuries. My lasagna has always been delicious since the first time I made it. So do not doubt this command and make it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 906 Cals
Calcium, Ca 391.15 mg
Carbohydrate 119.94 g
Cholesterol 92 mg
Fat 26.2 g
Fiber 7.19 g
Folate 61.33 ug
Iron, Fe 4.87 mg
Magnesium, Mg 124.15 mg
Niacin 6.72 mg
Protein 46.26 g
Sodium, Na 981.49 mg
Sugars 10.02 g
Thiamin 0.24 mg
Vitamin A 1634.71 iu
Vitamin B6 0.64 mg
Vitamin C 15.98 mg