Monday, 11 June 2012

Greek Style Lasagna

I have been reading the recipe book my SIL gave me. And one recipe I found was this Greek style of doing the lasagna. Think feta cheese, olives, and all the works! Since I have pitted olives sitting in my cupboard, I decided to give this a go.

  • 1 pack of no-cook lasagna sheets
  • 250 g ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 big can of tomato sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water/dry red wine/stock
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

For bechamel sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 5 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Garlic, onion and green olives

Feta Cheese
Oohhh layers of goodness!


1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Saute onion and garlic then add the beef once the onions are tender. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain half the oil.. Add olives, tomato sauce and tomato paste.  Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes then add the stock.

2. Using a sauce pan, melt the butter then add the flour. Mix in the milk and stir continuously until there are no lumps. Add the cheese and let it melt. Remove from heat after 3 minutes.

3. To assemble: Arrange 4 cooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary. Spoon 1/4 of the meat sauce over the noodles. Pour 1/4 of the bechamel sauce and top with 1/4 of the feta cheese. Repeat, ending with bechamel and a bit of feta cheese on top. Sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese.

4. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Cut and serve with focaccia bread.


  1. Oh wow! That looks sooooooo gooood!!! So cheesy!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe sis, I'll definitely give this a try soon! :D

  2. I have always been a huge fan of lasagna! I can never get enough of all that cheesy goodness in every bite. Your pics are making me drool big time!

  3. looks really yummy! how were you able to pit your olives nicely, btw??

    1. Sorry, I only saw this now. I used store bought olives, they were pitted already :D

  4. That lasagna sure looks delicious ! I just love the meaty and cheesy layers ! Mmmmmmmm ..... :D

  5. Look delicious. I want to cook it too. It really make me hungry this early morning.

  6. looks so yummy. i have not cook a lasagna before. I used to tell my mom to cook this one but she will tell us that i need to buy the ingredients. Thought, this will be a great treat for us. lol

  7. Yumminess! I almost tried to cook this dish before but I felt it was a bit complicated. LOL