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Easy Cheesy Lasagne


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings

Description

The easiest and tastiest Lasagne to make when you are short of time! With only a handful of ingredients too!


Ingredients

Cheese Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 3 cups of milk
  • Salt and pepper
Mince
  • 500g mince
  • 140g Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups Tomato Puree
  • Salt & Pepper
Ingredients for Assembling 
  • 8 sheets Lasagne – 4 sheets in each layer
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Make the mince first – simply add the entire jar of sundried tomato pesto to a medium sized pan as well as the mince. Cook on medium heat and stir the pesto into the mince. Continue until the mince has cooked through.
  3. Add the tomato puree and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In the meantime, make the cheese sauce. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to form a smooth paste. A whisk is crucial here – secret number 1. Add the milk slowly, a little by little and you will see the sauce thickening (secret number 2 – add the milk bit by bit). Continue to stir the sauce to avoid lumps. The sauce will thicken and then you will add a little more milk and so on until all the milk is used up.
  5. Add 2 cups grated cheese to the sauce and stir to melt the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Now, layer your Lasagne in a rectangular dish*. Start with a thin layer of cheese sauce on the bottom of the dish, followed by a layer of Lasagne sheets (I used 4 per layer).
  7. Now add half the mince mixture and follow that with a layer of cheese sauce and then another layer of Lasagne sheets. Add the last layer of mince and finish off with a layer of cheese sauce*
  8. Sprinkle 1 cup grated cheddar on top
  9. Cook for 35 minutes at 180°C

    * See Notes

Notes

  • My Dish was not much bigger than a 30 x 25 cm dish
  • I have seen various different ways to layer the layers but the important thing is to not place the Lasagne sheets as the bottom layer – put a layer of mince or cheese sauce first. Finish off with cheese sauce always.