Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Delicious Cheats Lasagne

I love homemade lasagne :)
but lets be honest it's a bit of a pain to make

So this is my cheat

First make a Bolognese, how ever you like it
at the moment i'm favouring turkey mince and lots of peppers :) but it's up to you

Then cook some pasta, again any will do here I've used Penne but i've also used tagliatelle in the past

I always use fresh pasta but you can use dried, it'll just take a bit longer to cook
you want it just cooked as it's going in the oven anyway
when it's cooked drain and add it back to the saucepan and mix in your bolognese until all the pasta is coated

put it into an oven proof dish and spread evenly, it doesn't need to be flat

Then add some b├ęchamel sauce I used shop bought, I'm cheating remember :)

Here it is half done, you can see that i'm not covering it all just most of it

Then in a sperate bowl mix some grated cheese, a good handful with some breadcrumbs again a good handful

This is for the topping

Sprinkle all over 

Until it's all covered
the breadcrumbs make it really crispy and you use less cheese :)

I cook for 20minutes at gas mark 6 
then 10 minutes at gas mark 9 

Finally leave to stand for a few minutes, this makes it easier to cut and portion out 

And enjoy!
We just did :) 


  1. This looks great, I have been wanting to make a veggie one for ages. :)

  2. What a brilliant idea! I also am using and enjoying turkey mince a lot. Trying to cut down the red meat a bit.

    I nominated you blog for a Leibster award. Just a bit of fun.

  3. This does look delish. I may make a veggie one too, Don't know ther last time I had lasagne!