Lovingly Homemade Lasagne

Hi guys and Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ I know this is a bit more of a wintery dish, but I love making lasagne when I have a bit of time on my hands. The key is getting the bolognese sauce bob on ๐Ÿ™‚

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Bolognese recipe: 

Mince (I used Quorn mince)
1 small onion (chopped)
1/2 a pepper (sliced)
1 large carrot (chopped)
3 large mushrooms (or 6 button mushrooms)
1 chilli for a kick (chopped)
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)

200g fresh lasagne sheets

Cheese sauce

50g mature cheddar
40g parmesan cheese
570ml milk
50g flour
40g butter
cracked black pepper

To make the filling:

Make your Bolognese sauce as normal. The key to a great lasagne is to cook the bolognese sauce for as long as possible. I usually aim for minimum 1 hour. Just place the lid on and make sure it doesn’t dry out. 

To make your white sauce:

1) Into a non-stick saucepan pour in the milk, then add the flour, butter and seasoning and bring everything gradually up to simmering point over a medium heat, mixing continuously until the sauce has thickened. 
2) At this point reduce the heat right down and add the cheddar and grated parmesan, keep mixing until the cheese has melted.

At this point place your lasagne sheets into soak for a few minutes before assembling the lasagne.

Putting the lasagne together:

1) Preheat the oven 180ยบC (fan)/375ยบF/gas 5
2) Ladle one-third of your Bolognese into the bottom of a baking dish, spreading it out into an even layer, cover with a layer of lasagne sheets and top with one-third of the white sauce. Repeat the layers twice more, so you finish with a layer of white sauce on top. Sprinkle over with some grated cheese.
3) Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes. Served with a crisp green salad.

What is your favourite comfort dish? 


Lots of love, 
Hels xoxo 

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