Oven-Ready Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Béchamel


This lasagna with béchamel and meat sauce features creamy and delicious layers of noodles and cheese for an easy weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • 1 quart milk

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Barilla® Meat Sauce

  • 8 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, julienned

  • 1 (9 ounce) box Barilla® Oven Ready Lasagne


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk hot milk vigorously into butter-flour mixture and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt, and pepper into bechamel until smooth.

  4. Pour 1/4 of the meat sauce and 1/4 of the béchamel into the bottom of a 9x13-baking dish; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons basil. Cover with 3 noodles and repeat for 3 layers. Spread remaining meat sauce and béchamel on top; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons basil and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are bubbling and slightly brown, about 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
21g Fat
55g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 882mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 349mg 27%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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