Welcome to our food blog, where today, we’re diving into the heart of Italian cuisine with a classic dish loved worldwide – Lasagne. Known for its rich flavors, layered textures, and comforting warmth, lasagne is a perfect dish for family dinners, gatherings, and even impressive date nights. Follow our step-by-step guide to create a traditional lasagne that will transport you to the cobblestone streets of Italy.


For the Meat Sauce:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork (optional)
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Béchamel Sauce:

  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Lasagne noodles (about 12 sheets)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1: Prepare the Meat Sauce

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add ground beef and pork, cooking until browned. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, basil, and oregano. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Béchamel Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk for 2 minutes.
  2. Gradually pour in milk, constantly whisking to avoid lumps. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  3. Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Step 3: Preparing Lasagne Noodles

  1. Cook lasagne noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and lay flat on a clean cloth.

Step 4: Assembling the Lasagne

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a baking dish, spread a layer of meat sauce.
  3. Place a layer of noodles over the sauce.
  4. Spread a layer of béchamel sauce over the noodles.
  5. Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Repeat layers, finishing with cheese on top.

Step 5: Baking

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  2. Let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Tips for Perfect Lasagne:

  • Resting Time: Allowing the lasagne to rest helps it set, making it easier to cut and serve.
  • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality cheese and tomatoes for the best flavor.
  • Béchamel Thickness: The béchamel should be creamy but not too thick.


This classic lasagne recipe is a testament to the timeless appeal of Italian cuisine. With layers of savory meat sauce, creamy béchamel, and melted cheese, it’s a dish that embodies comfort and flavor in every bite. Serve it up at your next gathering and watch as it becomes an instant favorite.

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