Smoked Lasagna

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If you love making big family dinners, then you will love this smoked lasagna. Not only is it big enough to feed the whole family, but it's a delicious take on a classic family meal.

Simply layer your favorite sauce, cheese, and lasagna noodles for a hearty and tasty meal that can easily be altered to appease any appetite at your dinner table.

Why This Recipe Works

Even if you've never made lasagna before, it's a really easy dish to make and make changes to, so even if this particular recipe doesn't fit your gluten-free or vegan dietary needs, you can always substitute any ingredient for your favorite alternative.

Ingredients

Pasta:

While this recipe calls for boxed lasagna noodles, you can also make the noodles from scratch yourself using a simple pasta recipe. Or swap out the noodles for your favorite gluten-free or vegan alternative. Whatever type of lasagna noodles you use, ensure that they are al dente before you build the lasagna, as they will continue to cook in the smoker.

Sauce:

If you have a sauce recipe that you prefer to use in your smoked lasagna, you can absolutely make that substitution. You can also change anything in the sauce recipe provided to suit your personal tastes. For instance, you can eliminate ground beef to make a vegan sauce or swap it out for a leaner meat like pork.

Cheese:

This recipe is loaded with different kinds of cheeses that can be swapped out for your favorite vegan cheese, such as vegan ricotta.

Tips

  • To prevent your lasagna from drying out, it's important to have it covered with foil for the majority of the cook time. Only remove the foil when you are ready to brown the cheese on top.

What to Serve With Smoked Lasagna

I love to serve smoked lasagna with some nice bread for dipping in all of that delicious sauce. rosemary bread and gluten-free bread are excellent options.

As an additional side dish to serve with smoked lasagna, try zucchini noodles, stuffed peppers, or a flavorful quinoa salad.

FAQs

Is this recipe gluten-free?

While this recipe is not specifically gluten-free, all you would need to do is use your favorite gluten-free lasagna noodles or make your own from scratch.

How long can smoked lasagna leftovers be stored?

When stored in an airtight container, your smoked lasagna leftovers can be kept in your refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. You can also freeze any leftovers for 2 months.

Do I need a smoker to make this recipe?

In order to make smoked lasagna, you will need to use a smoker. However, the base lasagna recipe can also be cooked in your barbecue or oven. Simply adjust cooking times and temps accordingly.

More Pasta Recipes

If you love a big pasta feast even now and then, check out these other pasta dishes that you and your family will love.

Instant Pot Lasagna

Instant Pot Baked Ziti

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo

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Sauteed Vegetables

Smoked Lasagna

This smoked lasagna recipe is a delicious new spin on a classic pasta favorite.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: smoked lasagna, smoked lasagna recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese shredded and divided into thirds

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 medium onion white or yellow, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach

Cheese Mixture

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ¾ cups ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add your lasagna noodles to a pot of boiling salted water and cook 6-8 minutes until tender. drain and let cool.
  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until aromatic. About 2 minutes.
  • Add baby spinach and cook until wilted.
  • Stir in marinara sauce and basil. Bring sauce to a boil and then reduce heat. Allow sauce to simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the cheese mixture ingredients.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of your lasagna pan and top it with a layer of lasagna noodles. Then spread half of the cheese mixture, followed by ⅓ of the remaining sauce, then ⅓ of the mozzarella, topped with another layer of noodles.
  • Add the other half of your mixture, followed by ½ of the leftover sauce, ⅓ of the mozzarella, and another layer of noodles. Complete your lasagna with the remaining sauce and the last of the mozzarella.
  • Place your lasagna in your smoker and cook at 200F for 10 minutes. Then cover with aluminum foil and cook for another 45 minutes at 375F. Remove the foil land let the lasagna cook uncovered for another 20 minutes at 450F. Remove when the noodles are soft and the cheese has browned. Let it sit for 15 minutes to cool.
  • Serve while hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1279kcal Carbohydrates: 105g Protein: 87g Fat: 56g Saturated Fat: 30g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0.4g Cholesterol: 305mg Sodium: 2575mg Potassium: 1549mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 3044IU Vitamin C: 18mg Calcium: 1042mg Iron: 8mg

Notes

  • To prevent your lasagna from drying out, it's important to have it covered with foil for the majority of the cook time. Only remove the foil when you are ready to brown the cheese on top.
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