Creamy bechamel and rich delicious meat sauce are layered with lasagna noodles and cheese for an easy and delicious weeknight meal.

Barilla
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • For the bechamel, bring the milk to a simmer in a saucepan. Meanwhile in a separate pan, melt butter; stir in flour and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir the hot milk into the butter-flour mixture. Whisk vigorously and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and 3/4 of cheese.

  • Pour 1/5 of the Barilla sauce and 1/5 of the bechamel into the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish; top with basil. Cover with three noodles and repeat for 3 layers. For the top layer add the remaining Parmigiano cheese and basil. Cover with foil.

  • Bake until the corners are bubbling and slightly brown, about 20 minutes. Let the lasagna rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

496 calories; 20.8 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 882 mg sodium. 55 g carbohydrates; 19.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2014
My family decided I could cook after I fixed this! I use Italian sausage with a little extra Italian seasoning garlic and rosemary. I bake it about 40 minutes instead of the recommended 25 because when I tried 25 the center was still cool. You could always check it with a food thermometer before setting out to cool for 15 minutes. Also I bake homemade bread with italian seasoning garlic and rosemary in it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2014
My kids enjoyed this dish but my husband and I weren't as impressed. The bechamel sauce was great - I plan on incorporating that into our regular lasagna recipe in the future. But the rest reminded us too much of the pre-made lasagna you purchase from the store. I added some cooked ground beef to this (per reviews here) and I'm glad I did else I'm not sure we'd have liked it at all. For the baking dish size I couldn't quit fit in 5 layers (I'm chalking that up to the meat.) The dish seemed like it needed a lot more tomato sauce as well in comparison to how much bechamel sauce there was. I also had to cook it for an additional 20 minutes and believe another 10 wouldn't have hurt it. Read More
(6)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2014
My family decided I could cook after I fixed this! I use Italian sausage with a little extra Italian seasoning garlic and rosemary. I bake it about 40 minutes instead of the recommended 25 because when I tried 25 the center was still cool. You could always check it with a food thermometer before setting out to cool for 15 minutes. Also I bake homemade bread with italian seasoning garlic and rosemary in it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2014
My family decided I could cook after I fixed this! I use Italian sausage with a little extra Italian seasoning garlic and rosemary. I bake it about 40 minutes instead of the recommended 25 because when I tried 25 the center was still cool. You could always check it with a food thermometer before setting out to cool for 15 minutes. Also I bake homemade bread with italian seasoning garlic and rosemary in it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2014
Quick easy and flavorful. Loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2014
My kids enjoyed this dish but my husband and I weren't as impressed. The bechamel sauce was great - I plan on incorporating that into our regular lasagna recipe in the future. But the rest reminded us too much of the pre-made lasagna you purchase from the store. I added some cooked ground beef to this (per reviews here) and I'm glad I did else I'm not sure we'd have liked it at all. For the baking dish size I couldn't quit fit in 5 layers (I'm chalking that up to the meat.) The dish seemed like it needed a lot more tomato sauce as well in comparison to how much bechamel sauce there was. I also had to cook it for an additional 20 minutes and believe another 10 wouldn't have hurt it. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
How easy is this...I started making my Lasagna with Béchamel sauce a while back to cut down on ingredients. You really don't need anything more it's filling and healthier than some recipes. This is a 2 thumbs up thank you. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2014
Very easy and very tasty! I did however make a few changes...I opted to use Barilla's marinara sauce that I added a little wine garlic and seasonings along with some ground beef ground sausage and a 14.5 oz. can of seasoned diced tomatoes. I did two layers as the meat sauce was quite thick. I baked it covered for 25 minutes and uncovered for an additional 25 minutes. Overall very good with warm garlic bread a fresh garden salad and a nice glass of wine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
I'm not sure what I did wrong but my sauce looked a little orange. The Bf loved this because it did not have ricotta or cottage cheese. I could not get meat sauce so I added ground beef. I did use some fresh mozzarella that I shredded and added when I added the parmesan. I love how easy it was and will be making this again with a little less milk next time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2015
First time making a sauce like this for lasagna. I made a half version in a 9x9 pan. I also added a little shredded mozzarella with each layer. The flavor is good but I think I still prefer a 'regular' lasagna with ricotta. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2014
After reading other reviewer's suggestions and making some adjustments this is a good recipe. I'm not a huge fan of jarred sauce but this is really good! I added in extra garlic crushed red pepper onion garlic and Italian sausage. Before a lot of people write in and complain that I totally changed the recipe I'll tell you that you are right. As it stands it is bland and blah. I mean just looking at the photo it doesn't appear to be a 5 star recipe. SO BECAUSE of my changes I felt like I really needed to be honest. Not hating it but the only way I will make this again will be with the adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2014
I have been making lasagna for many years so I am a bit of a lasagna snob this was just plain to us it needed more sausage meat not sure - I also miss the ricotta cheese. I did make my lasagna after this using the bechamel here and it was delicious - a great addition so the recipe did some good for us. I wont make it this way again. Read More
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