Homemade lasagne!

My hubby is a massive fan of Garfield the cat! And just like Garfield he loves his lasagne! This makes a very large dish, enough to feed 12 with a salad. It can be frozen in portions, and heats well. Because of that, it is my go-to cooking for a friend meal because they can store it away for the days they need a little love. It also happens to be the dish my hubby asks for frequently…. Have a go! I promise it is easy, and fresh, full of taste!

               

Meat sauce ingredients

4 button mushrooms, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 red onion, diced

1.3Kg premium lamb or beef mince

2 sprigs rosemary, chopped

4 sprigs parsley, chopped

700 g passata sauce

Salt and pepper to your liking

 

White sauce ingredients

125 g butter

½ – 3/4 cup plain flour

4 cups of milk

Salt and pepper to your liking

Other ingredients

250 g box of lasagne sheets

Salt and pepper

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

 

Method

Splash a little olive oil in a pot and saute your onions, then add your carrot and mushrooms. After a few minutes on medium heat, add the mince and cook until mostly brown. Add most of the herbs (I leave a little for sprinkling on the top later), and the passata (a pure tomato sauce). Simmer on low for fifteen minutes or so. Whilst that’s simmering heat the butter in a saucepan. Once melted add the flour and whisk. If you like your sauce really thick add the ¾ cup flour, if you like it as viscous as honey, add only ½ a cup of flour. Add the milk and season to your liking. Constantly stir the milk into the butter mix until it seems combined. Leave without stirring on medium heat for a few minutes and it will start to thicken. Once it starts to bubble a little, whisk again and keep on heat until it is the thickness you like. Take off the heat.

And now for the build! Place one layer of pasta sheets on an olive oil sprayed deep rectangular oven dish. Then spoon about a third of the mince on top, then pour some white sauce on top, then cover with another layer of pasta. Repeat this twice more. This means you end up with three layers of everything, ending on the white sauce. Sprinkle your cheddar and parmesan cheeses on top and place your lasagne in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes. Serve with a lovely salad and it will be a scrumptious meal!

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Homemade lasagne!

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