favourite

The Best Lasagne

Ultimate Family Friendly Lasagne Recipe

8 - 10

Serves

45 mins

Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

Chelsea Winter

Recipe author

Chelsea Winter

We believe some things in life are worth taking a little time over, and lasagne is definitely one of them. It's one of the world’s most beloved meals, and for good reason; it’s tasty, rich, comforting soul food. This recipe makes a huge lasagne, so it’s great for a crowd – or make two smaller ones and freeze one.

Rate this recipe

Share

tag

Beef,

Family Favourites,

Freezer-Friendly,

Dinner,

Ingredients

Lasange

arrow

1kg Quality Mark beef mince

i

arrow

2 onions

i

finely chopped

arrow

5 garlic cloves

crushed

arrow

1 grated carrot

arrow

2 celery stalks

finely chopped

arrow

1/2 cup tomato paste

arrow

2 cups beef stock

arrow

1 cup red wine

arrow

2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes

arrow

2 tbsp oregano

arrow

1 tbsp brown sugar

arrow

2 Anchovies

finely chopped

arrow

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

arrow

2 cups spinach

chopped

arrow

400g lasagne sheets

Cheese sauce

arrow

100g butter

arrow

1/2 cup white flour

arrow

3 and 1/2 cups milk

warmed

arrow

2 cups cheddar cheese

arrow

1 tbsp dijon mustard

Method

To Make Mince Filling

To Make Cheese Sauce

To Assemble

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2

In your largest frying pan, heat a little oil over a high heat. When the pan is hot, add half the mince, breaking up the big lumps quickly with a wooden spoon.

3

Leave the mince to sizzle until the underside is browned, then stir and brown the other side.

4

Set aside and repeat with the remaining mince.

5

Discard any excess fat from the pan, replace over a medium heat and add a dash of oil.

6

Add the onions, garlic, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes until soft.

7

Add the mince back into the pan with the tomato paste, stock, wine, tomatoes, oregano, sugar, anchovies (if using), and balsamic vinegar.

8

Simmer gently for 25-30 minutes or until reduced to a thick sauce.

9

Add the spinach with 5 minutes to go. Season to taste.

More info

Nutrition Information per Serving (360g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

More info

Energy

2329 (556)kJ

Protein

36.9g

Total Fat

23.6g

Saturated Fat

12.1g

Carbs

42.9g

Sugars

11.2g

Sodium

518mg

Iron*

6mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

Related recipes

Back to all recipes

quick-view
favourite

20 mins prep |

1 hrs 5 mins cook

Mustard and garlic crust roast beef

quick-view
favourite

10 mins prep |

3 hrs cook

Osso Bucco in Red Wine Sauce with Cauliflower Mash

quick-view
favourite

15 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak

quick-view
favourite

35 mins prep |

25 mins cook

Shepherd's Pie