The Best Lasagne

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr 40 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr

I have tried so many different lasagne recipes over the years, and have now perfected the ultimate lasagne recipe!  It is not the most traditional but it is very tasty!



0/31 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
    For the tomato sauce
  • For the meat sauce
  • For the cheese sauce
  • For the lasagne


0/9 Instructions
  • Firstly make the tomato sauce. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and add the onion and garlic, fry over a gentle heat until lightly golden. Add the fresh and chopped tomatoes. When the tomatoes begin to release their juices add the sugar, thyme and a splash of Worcestershire sauce and season to taste.
  • Cook over a gentle heat for 10-15 minutes until the tomato sauce is reduced and thick. Remove the bay leaves and set aside.
  • Meanwhile make the meat sauce. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan or wok. Fry the pancetta until golden and then add the onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 3-5 minutes until soft but not coloured.
  • Add the beef and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the meat is browned. Add the tomato puree and stir for 1 minute then add the red wine. Reduce the liquid slowly over a gentle heat until thick. Do not allow to boil so that the meat can fully absorb the wine.
  • Add the ready prepared tomato sauce and beef stock, oregano, bay leaves, sugar and season to taste. Let the sauce cook for 1 hour on a low heat with the lid on. Once cooked remove the bay leaves and stir through.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas mark 6.
  • To make the cheese sauce melt the butter in a large heavy based pan, remove from the heat and add the flour. Replace the pan on to a low heat and gradually add the milk whilst continuously whisking. Once all the milk is in the sauce add the mustard continuously stir the sauce until it starts to thicken. Add the cheese and then season to taste.
  • Now it is time to construct the lasagne. Spoon a fine layer of meat sauce on the base of the lasagne dish then place 3-4 lasagne sheets on top. Spoon a third of the meat sauce on top of the sheets and add 3 spoonfuls of cheese sauce and a third of the mozzarella slices. Repeat this step twice more and then add another layer of lasagne sheets. Add the remainder of the cheese sauce and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan.
  • Place lasagne dish in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and bubbling. Turn off the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes. The lasagne is now ready to serve - enjoy!


  • You can prepare the Bolognese sauce the day before; this will give it extra time for all the flavours to marinade.

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