Lasagna with Applewood Smoked Cheese Sauce

I made carbonara and a lasagna while at my parents house yep we are pasta lovers. This lasagna was tasty with the applewood smoked cheese added to the becharmel sauce. I did struggle a little though as a lot of their herbs were way out of date. I didn't realise how much I depended on all my herbs and spices at home. So be sure to give your spice and herb cupboard a clean this spring, herbs and spices really only last 1-2 years. Also consider planting some fresh herbs in your garden or keep in pots on your deck :-) Or if your not big on using herbs and spices like my parents I would suggest maybe a Chinese five spice, an Italian blend and maybe some parsley.


  • one pack of minced beef
  • one - two teaspoons of Italian herbs or a pinch of parsley, sage, oregano, basil and thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • one chopped onion
  • one can of chopped tomatoes or 5 fresh chopped
  • 5 cloves of chopped garlic
  • one pack of pre cooked lasagna
  • about a tablespoon of butter
  • a tablespoon of corn flour or all purpose flour to make a roux 
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 big slices of applewood smoked cheese

  1. saute the onion and garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes
  2. add the beef and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. now add the herbs, tomatoes and salt and pepper
  4. simmer for 30-40 minutes
  5. meanwhile melt the butter mix in the flour to form a roux and then slowly stir in the milk stirring all the while as not to get lumpy
  6. then layer the meat sauce then lasagna, then becharmel cheese sauce until you fill the dish
  7. bake at 300 degrees for 30-45 minutes and serve with salad

Have a fun holiday weekend all 


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  1. Love lasagne! And yours looks so good!

  2. It can be challenging to cook at someone else's home when you don't have all your trusty gadgets, spices, and herbs. The lasagna looks absolutely amazing though! Never heard of the applewood smoked cheese although it sounds wonderful.

  3. Ooh, this looks delicious especially with the applewood smoked cheese sauce.

  4. yummy looking flavours delicious
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  5. Love lasagna, but hardly ever make it myself. Seems when someone else makes it, it tastes better. Don't know why.

  6. Una lasaña de diez, deliciosa.


  7. This lasagna look absolutely nice! My son adore lasagna, x gloria

  8. I love lasagna. The smoked cheese sounds delicious!

  9. Applewood smoked cheese -- sounds yummy :)

  10. If my son sees this, I'm in trouble. Love lasagna but somehow seldom cook it. Yours look delicious! Have a great weekend!

  11. Is this the lasagna u posted on FB? Agree with you re: herbs and spices. Can't live without them! Happy Memorial Day weekend, Rebecca. xoxo

  12. Anna thanks so much
    Kim i guess its just smoked cheese yep my folks need some herbs he he
    yummychunket thanks
    Belinda so true
    torview will come over and check it out
    Sam come on over will make it for you
    jose thanks
    Gloria oh he has good taste
    savoring time in the kitchen it worked well :-)
    lynn thanks
    Biren go on make it for him hugs
    chef pandita thanks your too

  13. MY husband would love this..he is a big fan of lasagna & anything smoked.Looks so yummy!Have a great weekend.

  14. your eats are so rich! i bet your family loved this recipe!! lasagna is a crowd pleaser for sure :D

  15. My all time comfort food! This looks so great.

  16. Looks really tasty; have never heard of this cheese; but I wrote it down and will check it out.

  17. Applewood smoked cheese? Gosh, I haven't seen that in AGES - I used to adore this cheese. Can just imagine the flavours in that Lasagne. Fantastic.

  18. My family isn't too keen on pasta.....unlike me :( haha
    We don't have a lot of spices at home, and a lot of the time, I buy spices for a specific recipe but then only use them once and sorta forget about it because I don't cook that often! I've been meaning to make lasagne some time soon- I've even bought lasagna sheets! :D This looks super delicious!

  19. I love applewood smoked cheese and never though of using it in a lasagna, but it sounds like it works beautifully!
    Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend :)

  20. Very yummy! Good tip on the herbs too...I may have to take a snoop through my cabinet!

  21. Tanvi oh hope you make it for him
    Junia he he i guess so
    Angie thanks
    Rita hope you find it :-)
    jill :-) thanks for stopping by
    Von oh thats a shame you could make a mini one for you
    Magic of spice :-)
    Parsley sage he he

  22. Lasagna sounds lovely. Good tips about the herbs!

  23. What an amazing sounding lasagna, Reb. Just the applewood smoked cheese alone makes me crave it! That's a great tip about cleaning out your herbs/spices...they definitely lose their potency after too long =) And we are pasta lovers, too.

  24. Rebecca, lasagna is such a labor of love....such a delicious and special pasta specialty. I love the addition of the applewood smoked cheese! Yum!

  25. Now you have me dreaming of a new lasagne. One with applewood smoked cheese... luscious! Even if you didn't have your kitchen at hand.

  26. Doc thanks :-)
    girlichef oh i adore what your family eat hugs
    Roz oh I agree I am making lasagna more also makes good leftovers he he
    Claudia oh thanks

  27. Oh rebecca! That looks sooo delish.. Every family seem to have their own recipe for lasagne.. and i love your tip about fresh herbs. It makes such a big difference!

  28. Beautiful lasagne Rebecca. I am a pasta lover too. Love the smell and taste of applewood smoked cheese. Yum.

  29. That looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious! I love smoky flavors.



  30. daphne thanks and thanks for stopping by
    michael aw thanks
    Rosa thanks so much


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