Classic Lasagna
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
9 servings


Meat Sauce
1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup (125 ml) medium onion, chopped (approximately 1/2 an onion)
1 tsp (5 ml) large garlic cloves, minced (approximately 2 cloves)
3 cups (750 ml) no salt added tomato sauce
Cheese Sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp (30 g) flour
1/8 tsp (0.5 ml) pepper
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
1/3 cup (75 g) parmesan cheese, shredded
12 whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 cups (500 g) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Brown the first three ingredients for the meat sauce in a pan then add the tomato sauce and stir. Set aside.
  3. Stir the first four ingredients for the cheese sauce together in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute then stir. Microwave again for 2 minutes then stir. Microwave once more for 2 minutes then stir.
  4. Stir the Parmesan cheese into the cheese sauce. Set aside.
Layer the following three times in a 9×13 pan
  1. Meat sauce
  2. Cheese sauce
  3. Lasagna noodles
  4. Spread the mozzarella cheese on top of the lasagna.
  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil for the last 5 minutes of baking.
  7. Let the lasagna set for 5 minutes before cutting.