This is also a great dish to make and can last you for a few days if you make it in large portions.I remembered that it took me 3 times before I actually manage to bake one that hold all the layers up, i.e not watery. Simple as it sounds, I just had to leave the lasagna to cool for 10minutes before cutting into it. Haha, can't believe that took 3 attempts :P

Anyhoo, this is my simple version of making a lasagna. Thanks to D, he loves lasagna so I get to keep practicing!

Serves 4

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped into fine pieces
  • 1/4 onion, chopped into fine pieces
  • 250g mince beef
  • 250g Mozzarella
  • 1 bowl grated Parmesan
  • 170g - 1 packet dolmio brand tomato and basil sauce
  • 150g baby button mushrooms
  • Italian herb for spice
  • Dried Basil for spice
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt plus extra for taste
  • 250g of Sainsbury white sauce / béchamel sauce mix with sprinkled parsley
  • 3 Layers of lasagne sheets (ones that you don't need to dip in water)
  1. Cook the garlic and onions in a pot/pan together. Add the mushrooms and 2 tbsp of water and cook until the mushrooms shrink. 
  2. Add the mince and fry until 3/4 cooked before adding the tomatoe sauces. This can be seen when the meat colour turne from red to brown.
  3. Add seasoning to the mix and let it simmer for a bit. Add cornflour if mixture is too watery. Allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 200degC. Prep up a square 25cm x 25cm square pan.
  5. Add dried parsley to the white / bechamel sauce and mix. Set aside.
  6. Layers consist of (starting from the bottom): 
  • 1/2 Beef and mushroom mixture
  • Lasagna sheets (break it to cover the tin entirely. Don't overlap the sheets on top of each other.)
  • 1/2 White sauce
  • 1/2 Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese
  • Lasagna sheets
  • 1/2 Beef and mushroom mixture
  • Lasagna sheets
  • 1/2 White sauce
  • 1/2 Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese (gives a nice chewy top)
Cover the tin with an aluminum foil and bake for 20 mins. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 mins or until the top layer browns to your suit.

Here's a nice video clip as well by Kraft if you're more of a visual person:


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