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Making Lasagna for Large Groups

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Trying to calculate the ingredients and serving size for a large group can be confusing. This is a guide about making lasagna for large groups.


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March 4, 2010


  • 6-8 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt to taste
  • 2 cans (8oz. size) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans tomatoes (1lb. size)
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz. pkg. broad lasagna noodles
  • 4-6 pkg. Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese, for topping


Brown meat, then add everything, except noodles and cheese. Cook noodles until done and drain. Use very large pan, 12x18 inches; put in layers; noodles, meat mixture and cheese. Repeat, ending with meat mixture.

Top with Parmesan cheese, and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Serve 10 people easily.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 8, 20100 found this helpful

Only one pound of noodles? And eight pounds of meat? No size on cheese. Oops?

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April 18, 2017

I am making lasagna for 150 people. I need to know how much ground beef, tomato sauce, and cheeses to buy.
Your help is very appreciated!

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April 18, 20171 found this helpful

Check out this recipe for "lasagna for 50" and multiply by three. :)

http://comfyint … ing-for-a-crowd/

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April 18, 20171 found this helpful

This recipe serves 90. http://www.reci … 05/OCT/1069.html

I would make one whole recipe and 2/3 of the recipe to get enough for 150.

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April 18, 20171 found this helpful

that five cheese lasagna for 150 looks like the way to go-you're a VERY generous person because it will cost about $500-for a cheaper version skip the meat and use spinach-mix it into the ricotta before spreading

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you all for your answers.

I agree the five cheese lasagna ,will help me out alot.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Are you dishing this out, or are the 150 people each dishing out their own? If they dish out their own, you will want a little extra, as there are some who eat very large servings (especially teen boys if there are any)

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

No I am dishing it out .it is a charity dinner I am doing at a club.

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December 1, 2009

I am making lasagna for 150-175 people. I am using 16 1/8 X 11 3/4 X 2 7/8 inch pans. Do you know how many I need to make?


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December 3, 20090 found this helpful
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If your pan is roughly 16 X 12, you're going to get twelve 4" squares out each pan, right? A 4" square sounds about right for a serving. So 175 divided by 12 = 14.5 pans. Sounds like about 15 pans to me! Good luck with that!

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December 3, 20090 found this helpful

How many servings do you get from one recipe? Then just divide that into 175. Your pans seem quite large, so perhaps no more than 4 pans should do it depending on how large you cut the lasagna and also depending on what you're serving with it.

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December 1, 20090 found this helpful

I'm looking for an easy recipe for lasagna. I will be feeding about 175 people and I'm not sure how much to prepare.

Dana from Griffin, GA


Making Lasagna For 175 People

I would figure that a normal sized lasagna pan would serve 6-8 people depending on the portion size, I would figure 6 so you will probably need 38 or so regular size pans, that way you have a little extra for anyone who wants to take some home. (06/19/2008)

Making Lasagna For 175 People

Google "recipes for a crowd" or large quantity recipes - you'll find a number of choices. Best wishes! (06/19/2008)


By aardvark

Making Lasagna For 175 People

Lasagna can be very expensive to make. When I feed large groups of people (I've cooked for 375 at a time) I buy pre-made frozen lasagnas. You should sample a few brands to determine which one you like best. They usually make about 12-16 servings, so you would need to purchase 15 pre-made lasagnas to have 182 servings or 11 for 176 servings. Best of all, clean-up is a "toss" away. (06/19/2008)

By mrs.flinn

Making Lasagna For 175 People

I've made lasagna for 150 people. What I do is use ziti instead of lasagna noodles. In a huge disposable baking pan, I mix the cheeses into the cooked ziti, add the sauce and meat mixture.

Mix up all the items together and bake it for 30 minutes. Pull it out, add cheese on top, bake for another 10 or so minutes and it's done. Tastes just like lasagna without all the fuss. It has always been a huge hit at parties and potlucks! Good luck! (06/19/2008)

By Jenn

Making Lasagna For 175 People

The following is on site with a scalable link to change the recipe for different numbers of servings.

World's Best Lasagna: (06/20/2008)

By lynnt

Making Lasagna For 175 People

I would consider checking a catering service for their pricing. Even using a pan that serves 25 you would need 7 pans. That could be a problem baking so all are done and still hot at the same time. I figure it costs about $8.00 to make a 9 X 13" pan. When you consider your time and cost of ingredients and having the oven on you may come out ahead. You also have to gather the pans, or buy them. (06/22/2008)

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