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Lasagna with White Sauce and Bolognesa

For Chileans, the right lasagna is with white sauce. Try it!

  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8



meat sauce,

  • 1 pound of 85% ground beef
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced small
  • 1 carrot, peeled, diced small
  • salt, pepper, oregano or basil

white sauce,

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg

to build,

  • 1 package of lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 6 cheese slices to cover or more grated cheese


  1. Put water in a large pot and cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions.
  2. Make the meat sauce in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the finely chopped onion, carrots, and occasionally cook, stirring until golden for 5-8 minutes. Place ground beef in one layer, let brown 3-4 minutes without stirring, turn, and brown the other side. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, mix and season with salt and pepper. Let reduce over low heat while you cook the white sauce.
    Meat for meat sauce Adding the tomato sauce
  3. For the white sauce, in a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, add the flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Get out of the heat, add the milk in a continuous thread, continuously stirring. Return to the heat, let boil, and thicken—season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
    Butter for white sauce white sauce
  4. Preheat the oven to 375F or 190C.
  5. To assemble the lasagna: Grease the baking pan slightly. Place a layer of meat sauce, a layer of noodles overlapping so there are no gaps, a layer of white sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, another layer of noodles, a layer of meat sauce, repeat. Finish with a layer of noodles, white sauce, and cover with laminated cheese.
    white sauce and cheese meat sauce lasagna ready for the oven
  6. Bake at 375F or 190C for 25-35 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.
    Baked lasagna Lasagna with White Sauce and Bolognesa
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Chilean


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 508
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 688.8 mg
  • Fat: 22.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 27.3 g

Keywords: White sauce lasagna, chilean cuisine