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Classic Lasagna with bechamel sauce is the lovely comfort food for family and friends’ dinner gatherings! Flavorful layered pasta with rich bolognese meat sauce, white bechamel sauce, and full of melted cheese.

Classic Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bechamel, bolognese, lasagna, white sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

Bolognese Sauce

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 14 oz Canned Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Beef Stock Powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper

White Sauce (Béchamel)

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • cup Flour
  • 3 cup Milk
  • cup Parmesan Cheese

Lasagna

  • 9 sheet Lasagna Sheets
  • ½ pound Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

Bolognese Sauce

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion then sauteed until translucent for about 3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, ground beef, and a pinch of salt. Sauteed for 3 minutes.

  3. Add tomato paste, stir and cook for 1 minute until caramelized.

  4. Add canned tomato, Italian seasoning, beef stock powder, and sugar, and then mix well. While stirring, crush the tomatoes using a spatula.

  5. Adjust salt and black pepper to your taste. Then add water.

  6. Cook for 1 hour in low heat and occasionally mixing until the sauce has thickened. Add more water in the between if necessary. Turn off heat. Set aside.

White Sauce (Béchamel)

  1. In a pan, melt butter over medium heat. After melted, add the flour and toast until the flour turns a little bit golden.

  2. Reduce heat down to low, add 1/4 part of the milk while mixing so there is no lump on the saucepan. Once blended, add the remaining milk in 1/4 part increments, mixing well after each addition, until all the milk is used and sauce is free from lumps.

  3. After the sauce thickens, add parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese is melted.

Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.

  2. To assemble, add a layer of 1/4 part of meat bolognese sauce to a 7.5x9.5x2-inch glass rectangular dinnerware. Add lasagna sheet.

  3. Add a layer of 1/4 part of meat bolognese sauce again. Then a layer of 1/3 part of béchamel sauce on top of bolognese sauce, then cover with lasagna sheets, thrice following with the order. Lastly, top with mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure the Lasagna topping ingredients use the best quality beef.
  • Use whole milk mozzarella and ricotta whenever possible.
  • Use at least 2 inches deeps skillet to make lasagna. Then, make sure to put a little sauce first in the pan so that the first layer of pasta doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Should you boil the lasagna noodle or not? Some lasagna sheets have to boil. We use lasagna sheet that don't have to boil.