This Smoked Lasagna Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It is a delicious twist on a classic that is easy to make.

Smoked Lasagna in a disposable pan
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My family loves when I make Homemade Lasagna. The layers of cheese, noodles, and saucy beef makes the perfect weeknight meal. You are going to love this flavor-packed smoker recipe with simple ingredients.

We have recently starting using our smoker more for making queso, meatloaf, and even our turkey. The smoker does all the work and the smoky flavor is amazing.

Why This Recipe Works

There are many ways to make homemade lasagna, but smoking it has become a family favorite. The delicious layers and flavor makes it perfect to feed a hungry crowd.

This recipe can be made in many different ways and to meet your diet restrictions. If you prefer you can still bake Homemade Lasagna in the oven, but we highly recommend trying this smoke flavor recipe out.

Ingredients

Smoked Lasagna Ingredients - noodles, olive oil, beef, onion, garlic, marinara sauce, Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, ricotta cheese, cheese, egg, fresh basil
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Olive Oil
  • Ground Beef
  • Medium Onion, finely chopped
  • Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Egg
  • Chopped Fresh Basil

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Change Meat – Feel free to use different types of meat to make this smoked lasagna. We recommend substituting with ground turkey, Italian Sausage, or a mixture of both. This makes a delicious smoked sausage lasagna recipe.
  • Pasta – You can make this recipe with whole wheat pasta or keto noodles to meet your diet restrictions.
  • Tomato Sauce – Feel free to use any type of sauce that you prefer.
  • Cottage Cheese – Substitute the ricotta cheese with cottage cheese.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 250°Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2 – Boil the lasagna noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Cooking the ground beef in a skillet

Step 3 – In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned. Drain excess fat.

Cooking the ground beef in a skillet with sauce and seasoning

Step 4 – Stir in the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Combining the cheese mixture in the bowl

Step 5 – In a medium bowl, combine together the ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, the egg, and fresh basil.

Topping the meat sauce with noodles

Step 6 – Spread a layer of meat sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch aluminum foil pan. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top to begin assembling the lasagna.

Layering the noodles and meat sauce in the baking dish

Step 7 – Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, followed by another layer of meat sauce. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of meat sauce on top.

Topping the noodle and meat sauce layers with shredded cheese

Step 8 – Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese mixture on top. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Step 9 – Place the pan in the preheated smoker and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours. Cook until the lasagna is heated through and the flavors have melded.
  • Step 10 – Remove the foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes to allow the cheese to brown slightly.
  • Step 11 – Remove from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Foil Cover – The lasagna is covered with foil for most of the cooking time to retain moisture. Removing the foil earlier or later could affect moisture retention and browning of the cheese.
  • Resting Time – The lasagna is rested for 10 minutes post-smoking to let the juices redistribute. 
  • Noodles – You will need to cook the lasagna noodles before layering in the disposable baking dish.
  • Pellet Grill – We used a wood chips smoker to make this recipe, but you can also make it in a pellet grill.
Smoked Lasagna in a disposable foil pan

Serving Suggestions

This smoked lasagna can be served with many different side dish recipes. We love to serve it with Grilled Garlic Bread and a Side Salad. You can even add a side of Grilled Broccoli or Smoked Green Beans for a delicious meal idea.

Close up image of smoked lasagna in a disposable pan

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftover lasagna in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, this is a great recipe to prepare the lasagna and then place in the fridge until ready to smoke.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, this smoked lasagna can be placed in the freezer. After preparing the lasagna cover with plastic wrap and foil and then place in the freezer. This smoked lasagna will last about 3 months if stored properly.

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Smoked Lasagna

5 from 2 votes
This Smoked Lasagna Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It is a delicious twist on a classic that is easy to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 696

Ingredients

  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 250°Fahrenheit.
  • Boil the lasagna noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, the egg, and fresh basil.
  • Spread a layer of meat sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch aluminum foil pan. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top.
  • Spread half of the cheese mixture over the noodles, followed by another layer of meat sauce.
  • Repeat layers, ending with a layer of meat sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place the pan in the preheated smoker and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the lasagna is heated through and the flavors have melded.
  • Remove the foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes to allow the cheese to brown slightly.
  • Remove from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

– Foil Cover: The lasagna is covered with foil for most of the cooking time to retain moisture. Removing the foil earlier or later could affect moisture retention and browning of the cheese.
– Resting Time: The lasagna is rested for 10 minutes post-smoking to let the juices redistribute. 
-Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 696kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 41g, Fat 41g, Saturated Fat 20g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 161mg, Sodium 1038mg, Potassium 483mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 759IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 523mg, Iron 3mg

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