Lasagna for Christmas Dinner

Lasagna for Christmas Dinner

This is a great dish to serve for Christmas Dinner. It's a perfect meal for guests. Both the meat sauce and the white sauce are homemade. It's my family's favorite recipe.

Ingredients: 4 servings (18 cm x 18 cm x 5 cm heat resistant dish)

8 sheets
Olive oil
A small amount
A small amount
Melting type cheese
60 g
Parsley (optional)
As needed
(Meat Sauce)
Ground meat
300 g
Grated garlic
1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
As needed
A small amount
★Canned tomatoes
400 g
★Red wine
2 Tablespoons
★Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
★Salt and pepper
A small amount
Grated cheese
To taste
(White Sauce)
4 Tablespoons
Cake flour
5 Tablespoons
500 ml
Salt and pepper
A small amount


1. (Meat Sauce) Heat oil in a frying pan and saute the garlic. Add ground meat and cook until the color changes.
2. Remove the meat from the pan. Add minced onion and salt to the pan from Step 1 and saute until tender.
3. Return the meat to the pan in Step 2 and sauté the onion. When cooked through, add the ingredients marked with ★ and simmer for 15 minutes on medium low heat. Lastly, mix in grated cheese.
4. (White Sauce) Melt the butter over low heat. Add sifted flour and use a wooden spatula to mix while sautéing.
5. Heat milk in the microwave (600 W) for 1.5 minutes. It should be slightly warmer than room temperature.
6. When Step 4 has cooked through, add the milk in three batches, keeping the heat on low. Mix well with a whisk. Once it begins to steam, temporarily raise the heat to medium high.
7. Return the heat to medium low and, preventing clumps, mix with a wooden spatula and bring to a slight boil (about 15 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste.
8. (Lasagna) Add salt and olive oil to a pot filled with water. As the lasagna boils, stir. (Boil the lasagna for the amount of time indicated on the package)
9. When the lasagna has cooked completely, cool in ice water. Pat dry with a paper towel. (Be careful not to get the paper towel stuck.)
10. (Finishing the Lasagna) In a heat resistant dish, coat with butter (not listed) and lay out 2 sheets of lasagna. If you overlay the middle edges of the 2 sheets, it will look nice.
11. *If you want to move the lasagna from Step 10 to a plate before eating, I recommend cutting out a sheet of parchment paper into the shape of the pan for easy removal.
12. On top of the lasagna from Step 10, add 1/4 of the meat sauce⇒ 1/3 white sauce⇒ in that order.
13. Using this procedure, make 3 layers, finishing with 2 sheets of lasagna; spread on meat sauce (It will make 4 layers of meat sauce and lasagna).
14. On the very top, add melting cheese and bake in a preheated 200℃ oven for 20-25 minutes until browned.
15. I tried this with a lot of different types of lasagna but "De Cecco No. 1 Lasagna" was the least sticky and most manageable.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat this lasagna at home so I've made this many times.