Lasagna is one of those perfect homemade meals. It freezes really well and is also a perfect leftover option for lunches.

We always made enough to put into our kid’s lunch thermoses – they always came back empty.

Enjoy our family recipe, and make an extra one for the freezer to pull out on a busy week.

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Makes

8 servings

Prep Time:

40 minutes

Cook Time:

75 minutes

Good For:

dinner or lunch

Ingredients

Meat Sauce and Noodles

  • 2 onions diced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 package fresh lasagna noodles – about 6 sheets

    Cheese Sauce

    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 2 cups sharp shredded cheese

      How to make Easy Lasagna

      Check out our easy step by step video

      Step by Step Instructions

      Step 1 – Meat Sauce

      Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until golden

      Add in the beef and saute until brown, breaking it up as you go

      Mix in the stock cube, dried herbs, paprika

      Add ground pepper to taste

      Mix in the ground tomatoes and tomato paste

      Bring up to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes

      Step 2 – Cheese Sauce

      Whisk the cornstarch into the milk in a pot and gently heat stirring all the time

      When it has thickened, cook for another minute

      Turn off the heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese

      Step 3 – Assembly

      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

      In a large lasagna pan, layer in 1/3 of the meat sauce and top with a single layer of pasta

      Repeat 2 twice more ending with a layer of pasta

      Pour the cheese sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese

      Cover with foil that you have oiled on one side with a little vegetable oil so it doesn’t stick to the cheese

      Step 4 – Cook

      Bake for 30 minutes

      Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes to brown the cheesy top

      Tip

      If you are making an extra once for the freezer, once the cheese sauce has been added, don’t bake it in the oven. Allow it to cool, refrigerate, and then freeze. When ready to use from the freezer, allow it to defrost fully and then bake as normal.

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      Easy Lasagna

      Lasagna is one of those perfect homemade meals. It freezes really well and is also a perfect leftover option for lunches. We always made enough to put into our kid's lunch thermoses - they always came back empty.Enjoy our family recipe and make an extra one for the freezer to pull out on a busy week.
      5 from 1 vote
      Prep Time 40 mins
      Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
      Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine Italian
      Servings 8
      Calories 609 kcal

      Ingredients
        

      Meat Sauce and Noodles

      • 2 onions
      • 1 clove garlic
      • 2 tablespoons olive oil
      • 2 pounds ground beef
      • 1 beef stock cube
      • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
      • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
      • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
      • Ground pepper to taste
      • 2 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
      • 1/2 cup tomato paste
      • 6 fresh lasagna sheets

      Cheese Sauce

      • 1 1/2 cups milk
      • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
      • 2 cups sharp shredded cheese

      Instructions
       

      Meat Sauce

      • Saute the diced onion and garlic in a little olive oil until golden
      • Add in the beef and saute until brown, breaking it up as you go
      • Mix in the stock cube, dried herbs, paprika
      • Add ground pepper to taste
      • Mix in the ground tomatoes and tomato paste
      • Bring up to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes

      Cheese Sauce

      • Whisk the cornstarch into the milk in a pot and gently heat stirring all the time
      • When it has thickened, cook for another minute
      • Turn off the heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese

      Assembly

      • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
      • In a large lasagna pan, layer in 1/3 of the meat sauce and top with a single layer of pasta
      • Repeat 2 twice more ending with a layer of pasta
      • Pour the cheese sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese
      • Cover with foil that you have oiled on one side with a little vegetable oil so it doesn't stick to the cheese
      • Bake for 30 minutes
      • Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes to brown the cheesy top

      Notes

      Tip
      If you are making an extra once for the freezer, once the cheese sauce has been added, don't bake it in the oven. Allow it to cool, refrigerate, and then freeze. When ready to use from the freezer, allow it to defrost fully and then bake as normal.

      Nutrition Facts per serving

      Calories: 609kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 34gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 630mgPotassium: 902mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1048IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 334mgIron: 5mg

      This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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