Three Cheese Lasagna Specially Adapted For Christmas

This lasagna uses mainly ricotta cheese and chicken mushroom stuffing in place of the typical minced-beef-in-bolognese-sauce, which makes non-beef eaters like me very happy. It also comes with an additional topping of salami slices – flown all the way from Germany – to make for a perfect Christmas celebration.


  • Ricotta cheese: 450g
  • Parmesan cheese: 1 cup (250g)
  • Basil leaves: 1 stalk, chopped finely
  • Dried oregano: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/4 tsp
  • Ground blackpepper: to taste
  • Marinara sauce (tomato paste): 4 cups (500g)
  • Lasagna sheets (no-boil): 12
  • Chicken mushroom stuffing: 500g
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese: 500g
  • Salami: 10 slices, covering removed


  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Mix ricotta, parmesan, basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Spread oil at the base of the baking tray, followed by a thin layer of marinara sauce.
  4. Place 3 sheets of lasagna sheets side-by-side on the sauce.
  5. Spread 3 tbsp marinara sauce on sheets, followed by 1/3 of cheese mixture & 1/3 mushroom stuffing.
  6. Grate mozzarella cheese on top of stuffing. Spread 3 tbsp marinara sauce on top of this.
  7. Layer with another 3 lasagna sheets.
  8. Repeat steps 5 – 7 two more times.
  9. On the final 3 sheets of lasagna, top with remaining marinara sauce.
  10. Cover tray with aluminium foil. Bake 35 mins.
  11. Remove tray from oven. Top with salami and grate mozzarella to cover lasagna surface.
  12. Return to bake 10 mins till cheese is browned. Sprinkle with more oregano to serve.


  • Placing oil and sauce at the base of the tray prevents the lasagna sheets from sticking to it during baking.
  • Do not add in mozzarella cheese right at the beginning of the baking process as they will burn and harden at the surface of the lasagna very quickly.
  • Covering the tray with aluminium foil helps to cook the lasagna better through and to soften them. The first time I cooked the sheets without the foil, the sheets were cooked but still not soft enough.

6 – 8 persons

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