Mini Lasagna on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

My mom makes a fantastic lasagna. It has been my favorite since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (a little kid, that is!). We make it often, though we do make a slightly different version. Usually we bake it in the oven, but this time we decided to make mini lasagna on the Char-Broil Big Easy using smaller pans. The results were amazing. Fantastic mini lasagna, hot and bubbly in no-time, ready to devour!

Mini Lasagna on a Big Easy

Oh So Good. And Fun, Actually.

The technique for making mini lasagna on the Char-Broil Big Easy is al most the same as how we make big baking pans of lasagna. The difference is that the noodles have to be cut to fit the miniature pans. We found that the best approach was to cut an inch off the end of the noodles, then cut them in half. They fit perfectly!

Mini Lasagna on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Grab A Bunk Bed Basket

We used a bunk bed basket to make 4 mini lasagnas at a time. They cooked evenly and quickly.

We used these disposable aluminum pans. Leftovers can be wrapped in foil and kept in the freezer.

Also try my all-American meatloaf, made on a Char-Broil Big Easy!

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Mini Lasagna on a Big Easy
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Mini Lasagna on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Fantastic lasagna cooked in no time!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 887kcal


For the meat

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large white onion diced
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced

For the sauce

For the lasagna

  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarella torn into chunks, or use shredded


For the meat sauce

  • Crumble the meats into a large pot or Dutch oven and brown over medium high heat. Drain fat if desired.
  • Add the onion and cook until softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add in all of the sauce ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, 1-2 hours.
  • Continue cooking with lid off for another hour, adding a bit more water if the sauce is too thick.

For the lasagna

  • Cook noodles per package instructions. Drain well.
  • Cut 1" off of each noodle end then cut each in half in the middle.
  • First, spread a little sauce out on the bottom of each pan.
  • Then, layer the ingredients in the following order. Try to divide the ingredients evenly between each layer, but you don't have to be picky about it.
  • Noodle halve
  • Sauce
  • Ricotta
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Repeat for 3 total layers.
  • Fire up your Big Easy. You can cook 2 lasagnas at a time in the basket that comes with the Big Easy. With a bunk bed basket you can cook 4 at a time.
    Place loaf pans into the Big Easy basket (and bunk bed, if using). Place in the Big Easy and cook for 15 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Cook the remaining 4 pans while the first pans rest. Alternately, keep them in the oven on low or warm until the final pans are done.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before serving.


Calories: 887kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1422mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1262IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 530mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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