Classic Homemade Lasagne Recipe

Classic Homemade lasagne: The ultimate crowd-pleaser. Image: Supplied.

Classic Homemade Lasagne: A meal for a hungry family

We love a twist on tradition but we enjoy staying with the roots too. Keep your family fed and happy with our Classic Homemade Lasagne. Comfort food that goes a long way.

Classic Homemade Lasagne Recipe

Classic Homemade lasagne: The ultimate crowd-pleaser. Image: Supplied.

The joy of home-cooked meals needs to be celebrated more every day. The Italians knew how to do this with incredible recipes such as pasta. One of the real treats of the Italian kitchen is lasagne, a hearty family pasta. It takes a bit longer to make than most but every minute is totally worth it. Let our Classic Homemade Lasagne transport your taste buds to a whole new world while keeping to tradition and classic flavours. So many dishes become family traditions and this one will be no different.

You’ll be making a nice, basic bolognese recipe that will become the meaty base of your lasagne. Don’t be afraid of making your own Bechamel Sauce, it only takes a bit more patience and a good amount of whisking so you don’t get lumps. It’s the creamy layer that holds the Classic Homemade Lasagne together while adding something different. You can use fresh pasta but our recipe has ready-made sheets which are still absolutely perfect to use.

We love a twist on tradition but we enjoy staying with the roots too. Keep your family fed and happy with our Classic Homemade Lasagne. Comfort food goes a long way.

Classic Homemade Lasagne Recipe

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Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

This Italian-style dish is a firm favourite. It’s cheesy, meaty and oh so delicious. If you’ve never made lasagne before give this one a try.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet lasagne sheets

  • 1 cup grated cheese, cheddar and mozzarella mix works well

  • fresh parsley to garnish (optional)

  • Meat Sauce
  • 800 g beef mince

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 1 tsp dried organum

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tins tomatoes

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • Bechamel Sauce
  • 4 tbsp butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 3 cups milk, heated

  • salt

  • freshly ground pepper

Method

  • In a large frying pan or pot, sauté the onion and carrots in a dash of oil olive until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the mince and cook until brown.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes, tomato paste, mixed herbs, origanum salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Béchamel Sauce
  • Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Stir in the flour. Stir constantly and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. When the sauce starts to boil, add salt and pepper to taste. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • For the Lasagne
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • To assemble the lasagne, spread a layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the ovenproof dish.
  • Cover the meat with a layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Add a layer of béchamel sauce.
  • Top with another layer of meat sauce, followed by lasagne sheets and béchamel sauce.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. If you have pre-cooked the pasta, bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

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