Lovingly Homemade Lasagne

Hi guys and Happy Sunday 🙂 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 🙂

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 melt the butter, add the flour to make a roux.
2) Take it off the heat and add the milk.
3) Once there are no lumps, put it back onto the heat.
4) Then add the cheese, mixing continuously until the sauce has thickened.

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 180ºC (fan)/375ºF/gas 5
2) Ladle one-third of your bolognese sauce 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.
3) Repeat the layers twice more, so you finish with a layer of white sauce on top.
4) Sprinkle over with some grated cheese.
5) Bake for between 35-45 minutes, until it turns golden brown on top.

Served with a crisp green salad and some garlic bread.

What is your favourite comfort dish? 
 
 
Lots of love, 
Helen xoxo 

 

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