Growing up Lasagna was also another one of my favourites! In my opinion there is nothing better than a homemade Lasagna! Let's be honest restaurant ones do suck!!!
Since I moved into my house I have been able to explore much more with cooking and put my own little twist on things! After attempting this 3 or 4 times, only now am I ready to share how I do it, as it can take a few goes to get it just right!
One thing that used to bug me was the lasagna sheets on top they would either be too hard, too crispy and just not taste right! I even tried soaking them before cooking but in the end I gave up with this!
Top tip: What I do now is layer the mince right on top and top it off with cheese instead! I highly recommend doing it this way for better results and taste!
You will need:
Fry light cooking spray
Seasoning; I used Salt, Pepper, Italian Herbs, Paprika, Chilli powder and Garlic.
x1 Dolmio Jar Tomato Bolognese/Onion/Garlic or you can make your own sauce
x1 Dolmio Jar Cream Sauce or you can make your own
x1 Red Onion chopped
500g-1kg 5% fat beef mince or you can use vegan/vegetarian mince (season the day before if you can)
2 handfuls of frozen veg (be generous)
1-2 slices of garlic bread or you can make a flatbread and cut yourself a little 1/4 for serving
1 rectangle glass baking dish
1 cooking dish
1 tbsp Mr.Naga
Few dashes of Worcester Sauce
1 beef stock cube
1-5 tsp tomato puree
Spinach or your favourite salad/veggies covering 1/2 plate
1/4 serving of garlic bread or 1 slice
Portion up a square serving of the lasagna you may need a knife to make a precision cut and then use a flat utensil to dig it out and plate it up & enjoy!
Step 1- Add your frozen veggies to the dish and spray with fry light do this for about 5-7 mins. From here add your mince and cook until brown. From here add in the chopped red onion and cook for another 5-7 mins on a medium heat. Try to cover the dish with a lid if you can as it locks in the heat better!
Step 2- Once this is done lay out your glass baking dish and open the tomato jar sauce. Using a spoon use a small spoonful and spread this onto the bottom of the dish, from here you are then going to cover that sauce with 3 lasagna sheets. (Refer to diagram below picture 4)
Step 3- Next open the Dolmio cream jar and you are going to layer a little bit over the top of the lasagna sheets. (Refer to diagram below picture 5)
Step 4- Going back to the mince mixture make sure you now add the rest of all the tomato sauce, the stock cube, tomato puree, Worcester sauce, mr naga and a dash seasoning of Italian herbs. Stir and leave to simmer for 5-7 mins. Then remove the lid and allow the mixture to absorb some air for 5-10 mins.
Step 5- Going back to your glass baking dish you are now going to add some of the mince mixture on top of the cream coated lasagna sheets. From this stage you are going to start creating the layers. It goes mince, lasagna sheets, cream, mince, lasagna sheets, cream and keep going until you reach the top; the last layer should be the mince. (Refer to diagram below picture 8)
Step 6- Once the final layer is the mince, grab out your mozzarella and you are going to coat this all over the mince layer for the top of the lasagna. You can use other cheese if you prefer but mozzarella is my fave which is why I use it! (see diagram below picture 9)
Step 7- Pop your lasagna in the oven and set the temp to 180 for 10 mins. After 15 mins turn it back down to 160 and leave for 20 mins. (This will prevent the cheese from burning too much!) 10-15 mins before your lasagna is done you will need to pop the garlic bread in too (follow instructions for garlic bread on the back of the packaging).
Step 8- Once your lasagna is done take it out the oven and let it sit for 5 mins or so. Get your veggies and fave salad ready and pop this onto your plate. From here cut a 1/4 portion the size of your fist from the dish and plate up! Add a mini slice of garlic bread and enjoy!!!!
This one is super tasty and trust me when I say it is something I make on a weekly basis!!!!
By batch cooking this you can get a good 3-4 meals out of this!!! You're welcome!!! :)