Quick and easy delicious lasagna

Lasagna is a wide, flat sheet of pasta. Lasagna can refer to either the type of noodle or to the typical lasagna dish which is a dish made with several layers of lasagna sheets with sauce and other ingredients, such as meats and cheese, in between the lasagna noodles


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced celery stalk
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 200ml red wine
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • lasagne sheets approx. 10 – 12 sheets
  • 50g Parmesan, grated
  • 200g mozzarella cheese, shredded

For the white sauce

  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 550ml semi-skimmed milk


  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil
  • Fry the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for 5 mins, or until softened.
  • Add the beef mince and fry on a medium heat until golden.
  • Turn up the heat, pour in the wine and stir until reduced.
  • Stir in the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and stock.
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce and simmer for approx 12 minutes or until the liquid has reduced.
  • Season to required taste.
  • Make the white sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and add the flour.
  • Whisk until combined and cook on low for 1-2 mins.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk until you have a loose sauce.
  • Return to a gentle heat and whisk constantly until the sauce thickens.
  • Season to required taste
  • Preheat the oven to gas 6 / 200°C.
  • Layer the lasagne in a baking dish, starting with a layer of the fried mixture, then the pasta, then the white sauce.
  • Repeat this twice.
  • Top the lasagna with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 40-45 min and top is golden brown.

This can be served with fresh garlic bread and a green salad.


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