FAQ About Lasagna

one year ago | gizem

How do I make lasagna without an oven?

If you don't have access to an oven, you can still make a delicious lasagna using alternative cooking methods. Here's a recipe for stovetop lasagna:


  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef or vegetarian meat substitute
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cups (480ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)


  1. Cook the lasagna noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the sauce: In a large skillet or saucepan, brown the ground beef or vegetarian meat substitute over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Layer the lasagna: In a separate deep, large skillet or Dutch oven, begin layering the lasagna. Start with a thin layer of sauce at the bottom, followed by a layer of lasagna noodles. Spread a layer of sauce over the noodles, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
  4. Cook on the stovetop: Cover the skillet or Dutch oven with a lid and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the lasagna is heated through. Check periodically to ensure the bottom doesn't burn. You can also create a makeshift double boiler by placing a heatproof dish inside a larger pot with a little water in the bottom, then placing the lasagna inside the dish and covering with a lid.
  5. Serve: Once the lasagna is cooked, remove it from the heat. Let it cool for a few minutes before garnishing with fresh basil leaves (if desired) and serving.