Lasagne is the single most favourite meal in my household. Seconds? “Yes Please!” they all shout. This is one of those meals where I have to make it big or hear the moans that there isn’t enough for all.
It is a rather simple recipe really. You just need to know how to make a white sauce, and bolognaise. Once you have them down, you are well on your way to making the perfect lasagne.
For more information on how to make a bolognaise please see my earlier post Spaghetti Bolognaise.
For the Bolognaise:
- Minced meat (or vegetarian alternatives)
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 courgette
- 1 onion (i used red)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pepper (I used a yellow pepper)
- handful of mushrooms (or as many as you like)
- tinned tomatoes
- 1x veg oxo cube
- 1x beef oxo cube
- mixed herbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Tomato puree
For the White Sauce
- 1x knob of butter
- 2 tbsp Plain Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Cup of Milk
To Make Up
- Lasagne Sheets
- Grated Cheese
How to Make
- Preheat Oven to 200c/ 180c fan
- Make the Bolognaise as per my post (Spaghetti Bolognaise)
- Fry onions, and garlic together, add peppers and meat. Once Meat is almost cooked add mushrooms. Once softened make red sauce by adding tomatoes, stock and herbs. Finish with adding in courgettes, carrots and puree.
- To make the white sauce. Melt butter over medium heat, whisk in flour, small amounts at time until smooth.
- Gradually whisk in Milk, and bring to boil. Simmer until thickened. Take straight off heat.
- Make up the lasagne. Put 1/3 of meat mix into an oven proof dish. Add a layer of lasagne sheets, then top with 1/3 of white sauce.
- Repeat the above until all meat and sauce mixtures have been used.
- Top Lasagne with grated cheese, place in oven for around 30mins, or until golden on top.
Serve this up with a side salad or garlic bread for the perfect meal. Healthy and simple.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe. If you wish for more information on how to make it then please feel free to contact me anytime.
I hope you enjoy this meal as much as we do.
Much love x