Chris Makes BA's Best Lasagna | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Join Chris Morocco in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as he makes BA's best lasagna. Why in the world would we tell you to make meatballs, brown them, and then break them into pieces-for a ragù? Sounds crazy, but it’s the best way we found to sear a big batch of meat without overcooking it. This MeatballMethod™ yields deep color (a.k.a. flavor) along with tender meat. If you want to use fresh pasta, go for it, you overachiever you. We also tested the recipe with no-boil noodles, but found they soak up a lot more sauce and the lasagna loses its wonderful ooziness; instead, we recommend the regular dried stuff.heck out the recipe here:
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Comments • 80

  • Rylee Goad
    Rylee Goad 15 hours ago

    can someone please make a video on the best way to revive frozen sauces or dishes

  • Huligun 22
    Huligun 22 17 hours ago

    im surprised that they didnt add any parm to the top along with grated cheese. get a nice crust on there

  • TheBlackCat1997able

    You don't add cheese in besciamella, it's not traditional, and you don't put cream in the Ragú, definitely not a traditional take.

  • cupcake ciara
    cupcake ciara 4 days ago

    How is no-one snickering about this gem:
    "Nice gap between the balls"
    The 13-year old boi inside my brain is howling

  • Peachkind
    Peachkind 4 days ago

    15:16 the sound horses make when they're grossed out

  • Justin B
    Justin B 4 days ago

    I've never not had lasagna without ricotta & mozarella... This bechamel offends my Italian heritage.
    I want to make this more than anything though...

  • Nicolas Uribe
    Nicolas Uribe 4 days ago

    Where is the cheese tho?

  • Ainun Khadijah
    Ainun Khadijah 6 days ago

    Uncountable "you know.... " 😏😂😂

  • JimbobVlogs
    JimbobVlogs 6 days ago +1

    I’ve always had a real interest for the more scientific aspects of cooking, like molecular structure etc. I LOOOOVE the way Bon appetite gives you a little of that explanation and understanding. Chris explaining why he adds the oil, then wine, then tomato juice, then tomato 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 YES

  • Kristi W
    Kristi W 6 days ago

    No ricotta?! My nana would die!

  • ajsuflena
    ajsuflena 8 days ago

    Can I substitute the white whine for something else without alcohols as I’m Muslim

    PHOEBE 9 days ago

    Chris is so well spoken, its mesmerising

  • Emily Kieding
    Emily Kieding 9 days ago

    give ! me ! more ! chris ! videos !

  • m m
    m m 12 days ago

    he and andy knew each other?? it's like how mr fantastic and dr doom just happened to be college roommates...well, pre-super-names. i wonder if one got the other one into the company..and which one was the first there...

  • Christine Rose
    Christine Rose 14 days ago

    Very nice

  • Edward Escamilla
    Edward Escamilla 15 days ago

    Drawing pentagrama lmao

  • MrRoisu
    MrRoisu 15 days ago

    Andy & Chris: the teenage years
    Come on BA, make it happen!

  • Perlita Linda
    Perlita Linda 16 days ago

    Now I want to make lasagna....

  • Pocket Picker
    Pocket Picker 16 days ago

    Listening to the cure oml

  • Angelo Marinov
    Angelo Marinov 16 days ago

    What is it with this dude and his cayenne...

  • Simon James Carter
    Simon James Carter 16 days ago

    Chris when he tastes his own bechamel after adding nutmeg 👌

  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams 17 days ago

    No Ricotta? No Mozzarella?

    • First Last
      First Last 13 days ago

      Matthew Williams traditional lasagne doesn’t have ricotta or mozzarella

  • Blacklily Orchard
    Blacklily Orchard 18 days ago

    The italian grandmother did it better :) plus she called her channel the same thing.

  • atam0330
    atam0330 18 days ago

    I’ve made this twice now, this recipe is amazing and Chris does not lie!!! Bechamel is THE WAY TO GO!!!

  • Carollyne W
    Carollyne W 18 days ago

    BaKE RaGu bOlOgNeSe FoR 3-4 hOuRs.
    But but but I wanted to eat this tonight lol

  • Eric Kleinwolterink
    Eric Kleinwolterink 18 days ago

    Not an herb in sight?!
    Huh... Well, I guess a little nutmeg and cayenne, but no fresh or dried leaves of anything?

  • Glenn Camp
    Glenn Camp 18 days ago

    I love the meatballs and then mash them into the sauce. I will be doing that in the future. Really great looking lasagna.

  • Weaponized Anonymity
    Weaponized Anonymity 18 days ago

    Am I the only one who noticed he touched the raw meat then immediately contaminated the bowl of salt?

  • mstreds
    mstreds 19 days ago

    Where’s the cheese?

  • Deerector
    Deerector 19 days ago

    I love seeing Molly just mollying in the background.

  • Peter Nielsen
    Peter Nielsen 19 days ago

    do you really need to cook the pasta ? Normally i just use the dried pasta, compose the lasagna and leave it to rest 30 min before putting it in the oven.

  • CamiillaVanilla
    CamiillaVanilla 19 days ago

    i love how happy he gets when he tastes it

  • Michiko Manalang
    Michiko Manalang 20 days ago

    16:36 BA Nine-Nine??

  • ljoehun
    ljoehun 20 days ago

    he always rolls up his sleeves

  • JennyLS
    JennyLS 21 day ago

    I needed to cook my bechamel longer....mind blown

  • Lexie Madz
    Lexie Madz 21 day ago

    I love that Chris’ tag in the video is “Chris Morocco Senior Food Editor/Supertaster”. Can Chris put ‘supertaster’ on his CV?
    “What did you do at Bon Appetít?”
    “I was their resident supertaster. Oh, also I was a senior food editor, but I was hired to be their supertaster.”
    “Sir, you are hired!”

  • Eden Williams
    Eden Williams 21 day ago

    cough cough my lasagna is better cough cough

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 22 days ago

    ill admit ive never boiled lasagne sheets prior to assembling it...just putting them dry in the layers and putting it in the oven.,.. never failed me

  • SergieMx
    SergieMx 22 days ago

    Like, you know

  • Tucker May
    Tucker May 22 days ago

    watching them touch raw meat and then touch utensils/spices right after shakes me to my core

  • Cicolas Nage
    Cicolas Nage 23 days ago


  • Iroxinping
    Iroxinping 23 days ago

    i don't think i've ever had lasagna without mozzarella or ricotta....

  • Neurochemist
    Neurochemist 23 days ago

    Isn't a Béchamel sauce with cheese added in fact a Mornay sauce? Or is that only when Gruyère is used?

  • Michael Ferreira
    Michael Ferreira 23 days ago

    Black challenger cop car is understated. I laughed.

  • Huss B
    Huss B 24 days ago

    Did Andy and Chris actually spend their childhood together? That’d be sick

  • Anthony Tang
    Anthony Tang 24 days ago

    Take a shot every time Chris says "you know"

  • relativeus
    relativeus 24 days ago

    I could tell it needed salt without even tasting it.

  • Marcio Moerbeck
    Marcio Moerbeck 25 days ago

    If you like this lasagna go watch matty matteson’s

  • Grace
    Grace 25 days ago

    Chris loves béchamel like Carla loves beans

  • Masa
    Masa 26 days ago

    Where is the cheese?!

  • Staafnek
    Staafnek 27 days ago

    Where is the cheese on top?

  • Gavin Koh
    Gavin Koh 27 days ago

    Chris was a teenage Goth!

  • Stephany Hurtt
    Stephany Hurtt 28 days ago

    It's not lasagna without cheese.

    • First Last
      First Last 28 days ago

      Stephany Hurtt this is closer to proper lasagne than what most americans make

  • siri H
    siri H 29 days ago

    Are we gonna talk about how Andy didn't even chew that bite at 16:21

  • Hoosh O'Daddy
    Hoosh O'Daddy 29 days ago

    John Oliver? Maybe Jamie Oliver

  • Emma Rose Patrick
    Emma Rose Patrick Month ago

    if chris made me this lasagna it would cure my depression

  • Heather Heston
    Heather Heston Month ago

    Happy birthday, Chris!!

  • Khalil Hasty
    Khalil Hasty Month ago

    Someone get this man a wooden spoon! that metal on metal is killing me

  • E
    E Month ago

    That flexible spatula name/link please

  • marlin brando
    marlin brando Month ago

    To the BA kitchen. Include your cookware.
    Yeah it makes the biggest difference

  • Cough It Up
    Cough It Up Month ago

    You gotta have ricotta...

  • Vitamin Bjørn
    Vitamin Bjørn Month ago

    God I hate tablespoons as measuring food. Please use grams!

  • Hanna K
    Hanna K Month ago

    I absolutely hate lasagna but this is making me want lasagna

  • She She
    She She Month ago

    Can you teach us how to make ceviche

  • S Phung
    S Phung Month ago

    I'm 31 now and lasagne has been one of my fav foods for as long as I remember. This looks delicious but too bad I'm not much of a cook.

  • Dildo_baggins44
    Dildo_baggins44 Month ago

    Ugh, I hate it when Americans call pasta fiesta sauce sandwiches lasagna.

  • Kevin Williams
    Kevin Williams Month ago

    No mozzarella?

  • shanmarielk
    shanmarielk Month ago

    My husband recently made this. It is LITERALLY the most DELICIOUS thing I have ever eaten. Please make this if you can, all of the time spent is WORTH it! Thanks Chris/Bon Appetit for this video.

  • Richard Wild
    Richard Wild Month ago +103

    At first, I couldn't stand Chris. He seemed so arrogant and dismissive.
    I have come to realize I was wrong, dead wrong.
    I have come to realize what he brings to the channel.

    So to Chris. I'm a huge fan.
    Keep doing you.

    • Bikonito
      Bikonito 18 days ago +3

      I'm a big fan of Chris but I still think he is a little full of himself.

  • SuperTiny98
    SuperTiny98 Month ago

    I love watching the bon appetit videos but the sound quality is so quiet I have my volume cranked up to 100 and can still barely hear

  • jay
    jay Month ago

    then he destroyed it with cream and chicken broth

  • wet cake
    wet cake Month ago

    needs to sit minimum 30 mins out of the oven

  • Frickes
    Frickes Month ago

    I've cooked the meat sauce twice already and will do it a third time right now. Thank you very much for sharing this awesome recepie.

  • MaquiladoraIII
    MaquiladoraIII Month ago

    Can anyone else verify as to whether they've seen Chris & Tim Westwood in the same room?

  • The Cookworm
    The Cookworm Month ago

    Other food channel video comment section: omg that dish looks so delicious!
    B.A's video comment section: omg Andy is fucken delicious

  • PinkiePie86
    PinkiePie86 Month ago

    I love that there’s no ricotta cheese in this

  • Bryce Cream
    Bryce Cream Month ago

    I thought they would randomly sing b lasagna

  • Sophie
    Sophie Month ago

    OMG.... THE SALT?!?!?! Why SO MUCH SALT! Do they NOT KNOW many vegetables naturally have salt?!?!

  • Hoori Rujub
    Hoori Rujub Month ago

    Take a shot everytime Chris says "You know"

  • unknownfancy
    unknownfancy Month ago

    Chris is slowly becoming my crush