Filipino Lasagna Recipe

November 6, 2014 (Last Updated: November 15, 2014)

How to cook Filipino Lasagna

In every Filipino special occasion like birthdays or get together parties, the most popular pasta served during these gatherings is usually the spaghetti. But since it has become as a stereotype kind of food many of us just leave it there on the table. So here is another appetizing dish that you will surely want to have on your plate when it’s served on the table, it is the Filipino Lasagna Recipe. It is baked with layered wide-flat pasta, meat sauce and creamy white sauce also known as bechamel sauce which makes the lasagna rich and flavorful in every bite.

Try this Filipino Lasagna Recipe, served it along with garlic bread.

filipino lasagna recipe

Filipino Lasagna Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 kilo Lasagna

Meat Sauce:

  • 1/2 kilo Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (16 oz)
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoon Canola cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh Basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • spiced ham sliced into small cubes

White Sauce:

  • 1/2 stick chopped Butter,
  • 1/3 cup All purpose Flour
  • 4 1/2 cups fresh milk
  • 75g finely grated Parmesan cheese,
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)

filipino lasagna recipe

Filipino Lasagna Cooking Instructions:

To Make Meat Sauce:

  • Soak the Lasagna in water for 18 minutes.
  • To make the meat sauce, heat up frying pan then add the cooking oil.
  • Sauté the garlic and onions
  • Add the ground beef and cook until color turns brown, about 10 minutes.
  • pour the tomato sauce, crushed tomato and tomato paste then mix well with the meat.
  • add the fresh parsley, fresh basil leaves, sugar, and salt.
  • Stir and simmer for 60 minutes.
  • Add the ground black pepper and then set aside.

To Make White Sauce:

  • Melt the butter using a saucepan in a medium heat until it foams.
  • Add the flour, constantly stirring until bubbling for about 2 minutes then turn off the heat.
  • Slowly pour the milk while constantly whisking until the mixture is smooth.
  • Turn on the heat again then cook the mixture, using a wooden spoon keep on stirring for about 12 minutes or until the white sauce is thick and coats the back side of your wooden spoon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle the sauce with parmesan cheese, nutmeg and salt then set aside.

To Assemble and Cook Lasagna:

  • Spread the White sauce into the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch Pyrex baking dish, .
  • Arrange the pasta sheets side by side, covering the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Add in a layer of meat sauce over the pasta sheets, sprinkle spiced ham.
  • Then pour in a layer of the white sauce.
  • Arrange the second layer of pasta, meat sauce and white sauce until a total of 4 layers is formed.
  • Top with remaining White sauce and Parmesan Cheese.
  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place lasagna dish on top, cover and put on the middle rack of the oven and Bake at 350°F to 375°F until top is bubbling, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove cover and continue to bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

filipino lasagna recipe

Filipino Lasagna Recipe is baked with layered wide-flat pasta, meat sauce and creamy white sauce which makes the lasagna rich and flavorful in every bite.

filipino lasagna recipe




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    kathi bennett

    January 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Would love to try something different, this is a good recipe. Looks tasty!

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    alicia szemon

    August 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    yes! That white sauce looks very good!

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    Katie Ellis

    December 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    This lasagna looks very good. I love lasagna! Thank you for sharing a new recipe for me to try.

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    Melanie Salazar

    November 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I love lasagna..I’d like to know if it is ok to use pork instead of beef..

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    Erica B.

    April 25, 2015 at 11:51 am


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    Sara Trojaniello

    April 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! A new way to cook lasagna! 😀

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    Sherry Compton

    April 16, 2015 at 5:59 am

    My husband really likes lasagna. I think he’d enjoy this white sauce, too. Butter, parmesan…great!

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    Susan Emery

    April 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I love lasagna – especially the Italian way. This is a lot like the lasagna I make except for the white sauce. LOVE THE GARLIC!!!

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    April 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I love lasagna. I’ve never made it with white sauce. I use a tomato based sauce with ground beef and hot Italian sausage. This sounds good, but too heavy on the garlic for me.

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    lovely joy merced

    April 15, 2015 at 2:43 am

    looks yummy! i will definitely make this for my family, thank you very much for the recipe!

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    wen budro

    April 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Mmmm….that looks delicious. I would especially love it with the white sauce.

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    Amanda Morris

    April 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This recipe looks really yummy 🙂

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    Heather Kaufman

    April 10, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Yummy! I love lasagna. This recipe looks like it would be good.

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    Melissa M

    April 10, 2015 at 7:44 am

    This looks so good!

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    March 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I love the Idea of using Diced Ham in your Filipino Lasagna. Must give it another Great Added Flavor

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    Lisa Brown

    March 10, 2015 at 5:27 am

    love lasagna, looks great 🙂

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    Eric Aparri

    March 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I love <3 Lasagna 🙂

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    Liberty Floro

    March 2, 2015 at 11:54 am

    It look Yummy and I love lasagna! I try this.

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    April 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    That lasagna looks delicious!1

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    Erin S.

    April 14, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I love lasagna and this looks really good. Thanks for the recipe!

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    C Skog

    April 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I been to the Philippines numerous time, never heard of Filipino Lasagna. Thanks for bring this to my attention.

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