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Lasagne is a classic that everyone loves. Make this easy lasagne recipe to share with the whole family and everyone will love this classic Italian dinner.



Serves 4
For the lasagne:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stick (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 500g beef mince
  • 200ml red wine
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml beef stock

For the béchamel sauce:

  • 50g butter
  • 50 plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 12 sheets of dried pasta sheets
  • 100g grated parmesan cheese


For the lasagne:

  • Gently heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chopped onion and fry until soft
  • Turn up the heat, add the celery and cook for 10 minutes
  • Now, add the garlic, tomato puree and mixed herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes
  • Add the mince beef to the pan, stirring until browned
  • Add the wine and reduce by half and then pour in the chopped tomatoes
  • Now, add the stock, reduce the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 1 hour
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further 30 minutes to reduce the sauce
  • Pre heat the over to 180°C

For the béchamel sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour stirring with a wooden spoon to make a thick paste
  • Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the milk
  • Cook for 2 minutes making sure you whisk constantly and until the sauce has thickened
  • Now, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta for 1 minute, cooking in batches to avoid them sticking together and set aside on an oiled plate to dry
  • Spread a third of the meat over the base of a baking dish. Spoon over a quarter of the béchamel sauce and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of parmesan
  • Place 3 sheets of pasta on top repeating this process twice
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes until golden
  • Serve with a green salad and garlic bread