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Lasagna with White Sauce


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 10 to 12 uncooked lasagna noodles


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon and seasonings. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan; stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in half of the cheese; set aside.
  • 3. Pour half of the meat sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half the lasagna noodles and remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles. Pour white sauce over noodles. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until bubbly and noodles are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 232 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Chris
    May 1, 2018

    I have made this quite a few times over the years. My family loves it. So easy and so good.

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    The white sauce is a unique twist on classic lasagna! Love it!

  • rllewis7
    Dec 19, 2016

    Fantastic recipe! My family loves this white sauce version. Quick, easy and full of flavor!

  • Rosestar17
    Sep 23, 2015

    I have been making this dish for years, my family loves it, it's just me and my husband now and he wants only this lasagna recipe!

  • Sue Zappa
    Dec 31, 1969

    My family of eight has been asking for this delicious & easy dish since it was first published in TOH in 1994. They just asked for it for New Year's Day! Because it's filled with ingredients I always have on hand, I can always satisfy their request. Sometimes I add sliced pepperoni to make it a little more special. And, I always use a full cup of mozzarella cheese in the sauce & for the topping. We like lots of cheese in Italian dishes.

  • kshea
    May 25, 2012

    Make this once in a while. Everyone loves.

  • jeankr
    Apr 15, 2010

    My family loves lasagna, and never have ricotta cheese on hand, this recipes uses staples that I always have on hand and it is delicious.

  • mapzd1
    Jan 10, 2010

    you have to try this! It is our favorite lasagn recipe and it is so easy.. I did double the amount of tomatoes, tomato paste, beef granules, and Italian seasoning. The first time I doubled the cayenne and regular pepper it was a bit hot so I don't double those anymore. I doubled the sauce because it didn't seem like there was quite enough of it for this many noodles. Very good you'll know why it won the blue ribbon!

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