Bacon Wrapped Lasagna

  • Who could say no to bacon wrapped lasagna? Once you have a bite of this, you will won't want to make lasagna any other way! This is such an awesome, decadent spin on the classic and traditional lasagna!

    Who could say no to bacon wrapped lasagna? Once you have a bite of this, you will won't want to make lasagna any other way! This is such an awesome, decadent spin on the classic and traditional lasagna!

    When is bacon wrapped lasagna NOT a good idea? I mean, it’s practically calling your name and I know you’re dying to try it.

    A friend of ours told me about this one day when I walked into her house to pick Winston from up daycare. The smell was intoxicating and I knew bacon was cooking but then she told me she wrapped a lasagna in bacon, I was like wait. WUT?!

    Who could say no to bacon wrapped lasagna? Once you have a bite of this, you will won't want to make lasagna any other way! This is such an awesome, decadent spin on the classic and traditional lasagna!

    She nonchalantly said, ‘yeah, I wrapped a lasagna in bacon.’ She then pulled it out of the oven to show me.

    Omg. My world stopped.

    It was such a brilliant (and decadent) idea. She told me I ‘must’ make it. Honestly, she didn’t have to tell me twice because I already knew I was going to make it.

    This is one of those dishes where it’s the dead of winter and you just want a dish that will stick with you for a long time. Not only will it absolutely warm you up but it’ll fuel you for the entire day. I guess you could eat it for breakfast haha, after all, it has bacon in it LOL

    Who could say no to bacon wrapped lasagna? Once you have a bite of this, you will won't want to make lasagna any other way! This is such an awesome, decadent spin on the classic and traditional lasagna!

    But in all seriousness, really — I used an entire pack of bacon and wrapped my lasagna in it. Just like a pretty little package. With bacon all over.

    The best kind of present if I do say so myself!!! This would make anyone happy. Bacon + carbs + cheese = LOVE.

    Math is so easy when it has food involved.

    Who could say no to bacon wrapped lasagna? Once you have a bite of this, you will won't want to make lasagna any other way! This is such an awesome, decadent spin on the classic and traditional lasagna!

    SERIOUSLY. Can you even? Go grab your favorite pack of bacon and make this now! Your house will smell like bacon and Italian heaven!

    Big props to Serena for coming up with this recipe. Brilliant, I say! Bloody brilliant!

    Bacon Wrapped Lasagna
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    55 mins
     

    Lasagna is better with bacon wrapped around it! This bacon wrapped lasagna will change the way you traditionally make it!

    Servings: 4 -6
    Calories: 653 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 12 ounce pack of your favorite sliced bacon
    • 6-8 lasagna noodles, cooked to al dente
    • 1/2 pound ground beef
    • 1/2 large onion, diced
    • 2/3 cup marinara sauce
    • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
    • 3/4 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
    • Chopped fresh basil, for topping
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

    2. In a 9x5" loaf pan, lay bacon into the bottom of the pan with the sides hanging off the edges on either side. You will have to overlap some of the bacon pieces on top of each other and it's totally okay!

    3. If your bacon keeps slipping, use clips to secure them to the side of the pan.

    4. Add the lasagna noodles to the boiling water and cook until just tender/al dente. They will finish cooking in the oven. Put them directly into a ice water bath when done so the cooking process will stop and they will be cool enough for you to handle with your hands.

    5. While the noodles are cooking, brown ground beef and onions together in a skillet then pour the marinara sauce into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside. 

    6. Pat dry 1 lasagna noodle then place into the bottom of the loaf pan. Add a bit of the ricotta cheese in a thin, even layer, then add some of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle a bit of the mozzarella cheese on top then repeat with the next layer.

    7. Repeat until you have filled the loaf pan all the way to the top. Then, take the overhanging edges of your bacon and lay them on top of the lasagna, overlapping is okay.

    8. Bake lasagna for 30-35 minutes or the bacon is crisp and cooked through.

    9. Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes before removing and slicing to serve.

    10. Sprinkle freshly chopped basil on top.

    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Wrapped Lasagna
    Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
    Calories 653 Calories from Fat 261
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 29g 45%
    Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 43g 86%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Cory says:

    Holy sh*t…that is all I have to say! I am definitely making this if it ever gets cold again in CA.

    • Julie says:

      Hahaha! That is what I said when I saw our friend pull it out of the oven!!

  • Deb says:

    Oh my goodness this Bacon Wrapped Lasagna looks heavenly!! As they say, Everything IS better with Bacon!! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ☺

    • Julie says:

      It truly is!! I can’t wait for you to make it! xx

  • Arzanah says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I love how seemingly simple it is with ingredients I already have. Can’t wait to try it soon! :D

    • Julie says:

      Hooray! I hope you love it!

  • Julie says:

    Say whaaaat? I need this in my facehole STAT!

    • Julie says:

      Omg, you do!!

  • lori says:

    What happens to the grease from the bacon? I don’t see that you put it on a rack

    • Julie says:

      It just sits at the bottom of the pan and helps crisp up the bacon during cooking. Once you slice and serve, the bacon grease just stays in the pan.

  • Rebecca says:

    How is flavor with the bacon… Does it coincide with the tomato sauce?

    • Julie says:

      The flavor is amazing! Yes, definitely goes together well with the tomato sauce.

  • Mary says:

    Can you use oven ready lasagne noodles?

    • Julie says:

      I personally haven’t tried it that way but it *should* work; I can’t say for sure though.

  • Megan says:

    I came across a video for bacon wrapped lasagna but no recipe (still seems simple enough) but I found your actual recipe as well. I find that when I wrap food like this with bacon, it never gets crispy enough. Have you tried to slightly pre-cook the bacon first?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t have a video for this so must have been someone else’s but glad you found my recipe instead! Mine got super crispy!! The grease of the oil basically cooked it to a crisp. I haven’t tried pre-cooking it first because I feel like it might be too hard to form but certainly give it a shot. Maybe cook it like halfway so it’s still pliable?

      • Megan says:

        Sorry, didn’t mean to confuse. I found a video (unrelated to your recipe) and in my search then came across yours. Was only thinking to slightly get the bacon going, found the bottom doesn’t usually crisp up. Thank you for your thoughts! Definitely plan to try and will have to let you know!

  • Greg Busch says:

    I wasn’t able to get my bacon to cook on the bottom? Tips?

    • Julie says:

      You could try to flip the lasagna halfway through. Be careful!

  • Barb says:

    How does it not end up sitting in bacon grease ?

    • Julie says:

      I mean, it sort of does but that it what cooks the bottom of the bacon. Additionally, you pull the lasagna out of the pan when it’s done cooking so it’s not just sitting in it while it cools.

  • Stephanie Fagerhaug says:

    We have a huge Foodie Cookoff Fundraiser next Sat (4/7/18) btwn Veterans Organizations vieing for best cook-of-the-month bragging rites! Only rule: make anything, so long as it has ?! We are members of all groups;however, we decided to represenr the DAV. Minimum people to cook for: 50. Can this be made in cupcake tins? If so, how?

    • Julie says:

      I honestly have no idea. I didn’t intend for this recipe to be made into cupcakes so I didn’t test for it. Sorry!

  • Gina says:

    Just made this with a couple twists of my own but otherwise followed the recipe and omg its divine! My house smells amazing!

    • Julie says:

      Awesome!!

  • Dawn says:

    2nd time making it! We absolutely love it! It is truly amazing!!!

    • Julie says:

      Amazing!! So glad you guys love it so much!

  • Wayne says:

    I have been here twice (as my dad would have said), this is my first and last time. The pop up ads are an annoyance and to turn them off I have to visit their individual websites? No, I don’t!

    • Julie says:

      Hi Wayne, not sure what you are describing. I don’t have popup ads that force you to go to another website to turn them off. The only popup “ad” on this site is the new GDPR consent for EU readers and it seems like you are located in Canada so I’m not sure popup ad you are seeing that is behaving this way. Just so you know, recipes on this site are all free and just like other online publications you may read, there are ads on their site too to support the website for giving readers free content.

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