Freezing Lasagna Bolognese w/ Homemade Pasta

I make a lasagna Bolognese with homemade pasta sheets. I usually assemble it in the morning to bake later that day. I’m looking to make a freezer version for a couple who will need some assistance with meals. I’m just not sure how best to freeze and bake.

I par boil the fresh pasta for 10 seconds before assembling. Would it be okay to freeze after assembly? Then what instructions should I give for baking? Should they defrost first or bake from frozen? And if baking from frozen, any suggestions on temp/time?

Thank you for any help!

  • Posted by: JJ
  • April 29, 2019
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  • 3 Comments

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Madeeha April 29, 2019
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Nancy April 29, 2019
When I do this (as a support to either ailing or mourning friends), I cook all the parts that need it (usually pasta and sauce, sometimes sturdy extra vegetables), then assemble and freeze.
That way, when they cook the dish it still has some fresh taste and texture (not having been baked twice), and doesn't risk burning of drying out if they cook it too long to get the inside done.
As to cook from frozen or from defrosted? Both work well. Cook from defrosted same duration as original recipe. Bake from frozen about 1.5x original duration, test center for doneness and bake longer if needed.
Btw, nice thing you're doing.
 
JJ April 30, 2019
Thank you!
 
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