Lasagne Recipe

Lasagne Recipe

Lasagne Recipe



1 tbsp olive oil

250g/9oz beef mince

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, grated

75g/2½oz butter

75g/2½oz plain flour

1 tsp English mustard - optional

750ml/1⅓ pint milk

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 x 400g/14oz tin tomatoes

250g/9oz lasagne sheets

Salt and pepper

Topping of grated cheese - optional



  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas
  2. Put a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the mince with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and brown the mince for 5-6 minutes until coloured all over. Remove the mince from the pan and set to one side
  3. Add the diced onion and grated carrot to the frying pan with a pinch of salt. Cook very gently for 10 minutes, or until everything is softened
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. When melted, add the flour and mustard, stir to mix well. Leave to cook over a medium heat for two minutes, or until the mixture makes a paste
  5. Pour the milk in batches into the saucepan, whisking as you add to create a smooth white sauce. Once all the milk is added season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, turn the heat down and leave to simmer very gently for approximately seven minutes
  6. When the onions and carrots are softened, add the garlic to the frying pan and cook for two minutes. Return the meat and its juices to the pan and add the tomatoes. Mix everything together, cover with a lid and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes until thickened slightly
  7. To assemble the lasagne, place a quarter of the meaty tomato sauce into the bottom of a small/medium baking dish; top with a layer of lasagne sheets; spoon over another quarter of the tomato sauce and top with a third of the white sauce. Repeat this twice more, and finish at the top with the last layer of white sauce. (You should have three sets of layers of lasagne, meaty tomato, and white sauce, all on a bed of meaty tomato sauce.)
  8. Place into the preheated oven, cover it generously with grated cheese if required and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling and the top is golden-brown. Cut in squares or slices and while piping hot.

So nice you’ll want another slice!