Best Lasagna Recipes
This page has a collection of some of the best lasagna recipes, in
our humble opinion. We've included several different lasagna recipes
you are sure to find one your family will enjoy including a white
sauce lasagna, lasagna cottage cheese, lasagna roll ups and a few
new lasagna recipes with a twist such as Chicken Alfredo Lasagna and
a lasagna soup recipe. Try any of these versions to learn how to
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White Sauce Lasagna
Tomato Sauce Layer
*If you have a jar or homemade
you can use it in place of this.
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, minced or grated
- 1- 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- small can of tomato paste
- 6 cups diced tomatoes, pureed in blender
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- season with salt and pepper
White Sauce Layer
You'll also need:
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 3- 1/2 Cup of milk
- 8 oz. or 2 Cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 lb. oven ready lasagna noodles
White Lasagna Recipe Directions
To prepare the tomato sauce, add oil to a large skillet and saute
onion, garlic and ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink,
drain fat off and add back to heat. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste,
oregano, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer
15-20 minutes, while you are preparing the white sauce.
To prepare the white sauce, melt butter in saucepan. Whisk in flour
to make a roux
. Whisk in
milk slowly and allow to boil and thicken several minutes. Continue
to stir occasionally. After several minutes add cheese and stir
until melted. Take off heat.
To assemble your white sauce lasagna,
Ladle 1/2 Cup or less of tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking
dish. Layer lasagna noodles over the sauce. Spread white sauce over
the noodles. Continue layering tomato sauce, noodles and white sauce
until the pan is full. Make sure your noodles at the top have a
layer of liquid, either tomato or white sauce covering them.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until noodles are tender.
TIP: The key to keeping lasagna
from getting soupy is to make sure your noodles are thoroughly
dried before assembling.
Cottage Cheese Lasagna Recipe
Cottage Cheese Mixture
- 1 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 Cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
- 2 Cups cottage cheese
- 3/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tablespoons parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 egg, beaten
- pinch of salt and pepper
Reserve some Gruyere and mozzarella for topping. In a mixing bowl,
blend together cheeses, egg, and seasonings. Stir together.
Ingredients for Lasagna
- 12 whole lasagna noodles, cook according to package directions
- 4 Cups spaghetti or tomato sauce
To assemble your easy lasagna recipe, cook your noodles or use ready
to use noodles. Pour a small bit of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of
casserole dish. Layer noodles, cheese mixture and spaghetti sauce.
Continue making layers until mixture is gone. Top with remaining
Gruyere and mozzarella cheese. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and
bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking
15 minutes until cheese is browning.
Whenever I make any of these best lasagna recipes, whether it is the
white sauce lasagna or cottage cheese lasagna, I make an extra to
freeze. Lasagna freezes nicely. They even sell freezer containers
such as Glad ovenware, that can be placed right in the oven.
Wrap your prepared dish in tin foil or place a lid on the container.
When ready to cook, unthaw overnight and bake. You can take the
lasagna right out of the freezer and bake but keep in mind the
cooking time will be 1-1/2 hours or more. Just check periodically
and allow extra time if you prefer this method.
More Best Lasagna Recipes- Lasagna Soup
This lasagna soup recipe is a fun variation on an old classic. It is
great served with garlic bread or cheese bread. You can add more
vegetables or leave out the green pepper however your family likes
their soup. Adding mafalda noodles
which are mini size lasagna
noodles fits the dish perfectly but you can use whatever noodles you
may have on hand.
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- 1 Cup water
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green pepper, diced small
- 1 onion, chopped small or grated
- 28 oz. can tomatoes, pureed or chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 Cups pasta, you can find small lasagna noodles called
mafalda that are fun to use in this recipe or break up large
lasagna noodles into bite size pieces or use whatever noodles
you have on hand
In large stock pot or soup pan, saute meat, green pepper, garlic,
and onions until beef is done. Drain off fat and return to pan. Stir
in tomatoes, tomato paste, water and seasoning. Add pasta and simmer
until pasta is done.
*Serve with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
this lasagna in a mug recipe here.
Best Lasagna Recipes- Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
The idea of chicken lasagna Alfredo is a new variation. Imagine
taking out the tomato sauce with beef and instead using an Alfredo
sauce with chopped chicken mixed in it. Sounds good doesn't it! Our
recipe here still uses a cottage cheese mixture in the lasagna as
Cottage Cheese Filling
sauce, jarred or homemade
- cooked chopped or shredded chicken, (rotisserie chicken works
- ready to cook lasagna noodles
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese,shredded plus extra for topping
- 2 Cups cottage cheese
- ¾ Cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for topping
- 2 Tablespoons parsley
- 2 eggs, beaten
- pinch of salt and pepper
In a mixing bowl, blend together cheeses, egg, and seasonings. Stir
To assemble your alfredo chicken lasagna, add a little alfredo sauce
to the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer with lasagna noodles,
cottage cheese mixture, chopped chicken and more alfredo sauce.
Continue the layers until your ingredients are gone. Top with
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese on top is
browning and mixture is bubbly.
Vegetable Lasagna Recipes
Lasagna Roll Ups
This recipe is similar to a manicotti
, it just uses different noodles.
This is a fun way to change up your lasagna. Cook noodles and allow
to cool. All you do differently from the recipe above is, instead of
layering noodles and cheese, add a spoonful of cheese mixture on a
cooked lasagna noodle and roll up. Place rolled noodle on spaghetti
sauce and continue with rest of noodles and cheese. Top with
spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake as directed above.
A variation on the above lasagna rolls is to use lasagna noodles,
add cheese mixture (we added chopped spinach to this recipe)
then layer in pan with noodle facing up.
cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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