Cheesy Pinoy Lasagna

Cheesy Pinoy Lasagna
Cheesy Pinoy Lasagna. This is my version of a cheesy Pinoy lasagna which is made up a meat sauce similar to the Pinoy spaghetti. The white sauce is made up of generous amount of cheddar cheese that most of us love. The lasagna thickness defends with the dishpan to be used. You may use a couple of smaller baking dish and adjust accordingly on the amount of layer ingredient.

Pinoy Lasagna

Here is the recipe of my Pinoy version of lasagna.


1/2 kilo lasagna pasta, cooked as per package instructions

Meat Sauce:

1 kilo ground lean beef
6 to 8 pieces hotdog, finely diced
1 large size bell pepper, finely diced
1 big can mushroom, finely diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 small size carrot, finely diced
1 medium size onion, finely diced
1/2 head garlic, finely chopped
4 250g/packet tomato sauce
1 tsp. sugar
salt and pepper

White Sauce:

1 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups evaporated milk
3 180g/blocks cheddar cheese, grated

Cheese Topping:

1 180g/block cheddar cheese, grated

Cheesy Pinoy Lasagna - Cooking Procedure
Cheesy Pinoy Lasagna - Cooking Procedure

Cooking Procedure:

To cook the meat sauce, in a big saucepan sauté garlic and onion until fragrant, add in the ground meat and stir cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Add in the tomato sauce and hotdog, continue to stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add all the vegetables and sugar, stir cook for another 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When done remove from heat and keep aside.

To cook the white sauce, in a medium size sauce pan heat and melt the butter in low to moderate heat. Stir in the cornstarch until fully blended. Stir in the milk and continue to cook stirring occasionally until almost boiling. Now stir in the cheese and cook stirring occasionally until melted and fully blended. When done keep warm, keep aside.

To bake the pasta, coat a rectangular pyrex dish with butter. Arrange the pasta sheets at the bottom. Add in a layer of meat sauce over the pasta sheets. Then pour in a layer of the white sauce. Now arrange the second layer of pasta, meat sauce and white sauce until a total of 4 layers is formed. Top with grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 350°F to 375°F for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Let cool down for about 5 minutes before serving.


  1. i will try this , wahhhhhhhh i am craving now

  2. i love lasagna!!!!!!!!!its another twist for Pinoy taste....

  3. I have made this last night for dinner. It was divine! Superlicious! It was one great meal for the family and it's so easy to make with very simple yet low cost ingredients. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Hi Rita,
    I am glad that this recipe works with others, thank you for the nice compliments.

  5. hindi ba too much lng ang 1cup butter for the white sauce?

  6. The recipe requires a lot of white sauce.

  7. I will try to make lasagna.

  8. bakit yung white souce n nagawa ko e namuo sya hindi katulad ng nasa picture? sinunod ko nmn ang naandito????

  9. Hi Cathy,
    Maaring sa cheese ang problema meron din kasing brand ng cheddar cheese na talagang matigas, just adjust na lang sa quantity ng milk.
    I hope our readers who have tried the recipe already could help you also.

  10. hello OPC,


    i-confirm ko lang po, did u used cornstarch or flour? na confuse lang :)) kasi in your list of ingredients - you mentioned flour, pero sa cooking method ng white sauce it's cornstarch?

    thanks very much!

  11. I used cornstarch, salamat po sa pagpuna.

  12. Hi can i use a turbo broiler?

  13. Hello!

    Can i use a turbo broiler instead of the oven?

  14. Sorry, I have not tried it :(

  15. ano po pwedeng substitute sa oven kung d po cya available....tnx!

  16. Kailangan sa oven po talaga sya...

  17. hi, I'm planning to follow your recipe.And It'll be my first baking lasagna. I'm just wondering,basing on the list/amount of your ingredients, approximately how many servings will I be able to make?

  18. hi chef utman!!
    ask ko lng if anong size ng baking ware an ginamit mo dito sa recipe at saka ilan kaya an taong possibling ma iserve in this making??! ty=D

  19. Gumanit ako ng dalawang 9" X 12" na Pyrex pan siguro good for 12 to 16 generous serving ito.estimate ko lang po.

  20. wow just now i go on this web, nice one opc, im a cook but i learn many things here. Godbless you all.....chard qc

  21. Thank you also Richard, happy cooking.

  22. I'll try this recipe once all my academic essays are done. It looks yummy.. Appetite skyrocketing!

  23. Honestly, I don't know how to cook but I love lasagna. I tried this recipe last October 4 and my oh my, I love the taste and it made me proud of myself, LOL.

  24. Can i use regular baking pan instead of a pyrex dish???
    And also i dont have cornstarch? Can i use corn flour or something else??? Help! Thanx.

  25. @Cathy: 100% sure kaya namuo ang white sauce is because of the flour (kung flour man ang ginamit mo, which is nagkamali lang, cornstarch dapat tla). I also used the flour on my first try, naging mas thicker sya pero hinabol ko by adding more milk as needed, and additional butter na rin. So i suggest maybe you can do the same.

    Thank you so much for this recipe. Now it became my specialty like now this Christmas and New Year.

  26. Can I use Oven Toaster and How long will I cook it? Thanks!


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