Lasagna Recipe

4 People
55 min

The best beef lasagna recipe with a rich sauce and creamy cheese.

Who doesn’t love a good lasagna? It’s delicious food that can easily feed a crowd. It’s also a great meal to bring to a potluck. That’s because it freezes and reheats well. Plus, the lasagna leftovers can keep you happy for days.

My simple lasagna recipe tastes yummy and is easy to prepare. You surely need a good number of ingredients, but the preparation is not confusing. It’s actually a family recipe that my mother has taught me.

After preparing it once, I liked it so much that I ended up making it almost every month. While it’s a family recipe, I have given it my twist to enhance its flavors. You do not need ricotta to prepare this homemade lasagna.

No matter if you are an expert cook or like to cook once in a while, you can replicate my recipe’s taste. Scroll down to know the recipe.

Baked Lasagna Recipe

Delicious Beef Lasagne

I have always liked eating restaurant-style lasagna. But my mother hated the idea of eating restaurant food. So, she started preparing delicious meat lasagna that I totally love.

This meat lasagna recipe has homemade lasagna sauce, cheese, meat, and spices, which gives a wonderful taste. If you have prepared the dish in large batches, it can be nicely stored in an airtight container.

I like to prepare this easy cheese lasagna recipe for get-togethers, parties, or simply for dinner. The big warm, comforting hugs of tomato sauce, meat, and cheese within the sheets of pasta never fail to impress me.

But it’s not the kind of recipe that you would want to salivate over when you are on a low-carb, keto diet. Although I have added enough ingredients to my healthy lasagna recipe, you can add more to get an extra punch of flavors.

Scroll down to get into the recipe.

Steps to Make Delicious Beef Lasagne

I have divided my homemade lasagne recipe, so you do not get confused.

testy Lasagna Recipe

Step One:

For preparing my lasagna dish, you need some veggies. Take an onion and wash it thoroughly. Roughly dice the onion and keep it aside. Take two garlic cloves, peel them, and mince them. Take a fresh and juicy carrot, peel it, and dice it evenly.

Delicious Beef Lasagne Recipe step one

Step Two:

This step of homemade lasagna food requires you to cook the veggies. So, take a nonstick frying pan, and drizzle some olive oil to cook diced onion and minced garlic. Cook it for some time, add diced carrots and cook everything for a couple of minutes.

Delicious Beef Lasagne Recipe step two

Add in ground beef and cook until the meat has turned brown. After the meat has cooked, you can add chopped parsley and tomato sauce. Cook everything for 5-10 minutes and then set it aside.

Delicious Beef Lasagne Recipe step three

Step Three:

Lastly, you need to take a casserole pan and nicely butter it. At the bottom, add a layer of meat sauce and a layer of lasagna sheet. Then add a layer of meat sauce, bechamel sauce for lasagna, and sprinkle some cheese. Repeat this process a couple of times. At last, add a layer of grated cheese on the top. Bake the dish for 40 minutes at 375F. Enjoy it hot.

Baked Lasagna Recipe

Key Notes:

  • While preparing lasagna, you must never forget to drain beef. Skipping this step can make the meat sauce taste too greasy, which might make you regret it later. Also, the lasagna cheese already has fat. So, eliminating extra fat from the dish will make it taste better.
  • You can either go for store-bought tomato sauce or can prepare it fresh at your home. If you are preparing the sauce home, try adding herbs to get that extra punch of flavors in your lasagna.
  • Baking lasagna for a long time might make the sheet turn firmer. Prolonged baking can make the lasagna sheets turn firmer. After baking, let the lasagna sit for a couple of minutes, so the ingredients get settled.
Delicious Beef Lasagne Recipe step six

How to store the leftovers?

If you have prepared lasagna in a large batch or have leftovers, you can store it in the fridge. Transfer the lasagna to an airtight container to stay fresh for five days.

How to reheat unbaked frozen lasagna?

If you have frozen unbaked lasagna sheets, you can reheat them after unwrapping all the layers of foil. Put the sheets into a casserole dish, cover, and let it thaw overnight. After this, you can directly bake the sheets.

How to reheat baked lasagna?

If you have baked lasagna, you need to transfer it to a casserole dish, cover it, and let it thaw. After a few hours, cook it in the oven at 350F.

What to serve with lasagna?

You can serve breadsticks, tomato feta salad, green salad, chicken wings, or roasted veggies with lasagna.


Recipe details
  • 4  People
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lb lasagna sheets
  • 2 cups bechamel sauce
  • 3 cups grated cheese

Bring the olive oil to medium heat in a nonstick frying pan and cook the diced onion and minced garlic.
Stir in the diced carrot and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes.
Stir in the ground beef and cook until the meat is brown.
Season with dried oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the tomato sauce and chopped parsley.
Cook for about 5 - 10 minutes and set aside.
Grease a casserole pan with butter and add some of the meat sauce, a layer of lasagna sheets, a layer of the meat sauce, bechamel sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese.
Repeat the same process repeatedly, finishing with grated cheese on top.
Bake in an already heated oven at 350F or 180 C degrees for about 40 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
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  • Yvonne Lyons Yvonne Lyons on Oct 23, 2022

    Sounds delicious, I must try it. Since the Red sauce usually causes heartburn can you substitute smthng else? Also I love Lasagna w/chicken & spinach. Can I use this recipe w/those ingredients? If so, how would you do it? Thanks, Yvonne 🤩

    • Cheryle Cheryle on Oct 25, 2022

      For years, I've made chicken, spinach and lasagna noodles in homemade alfredo sauce as a baked dish.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 24, 2022

    Do you cook the lasagna noodles first before layering them with the other ingredients?