By The Nosh Team -Posted on 9th Oct 2013  
Lasagna (2) copy

Recipe info

Cost: £1.34/Person

Serves: 4

Ease: *****

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes


Bolognese Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil to fry
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g pack of minced beef, lamb or Quorn
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper
Quick Cheese Sauce
  • 2 mugs grated cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 mugs milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 25g butter (measure using packet)
  • salt and pepper
  • 250g packet of lasagna strips
  • 1 mug grated cheese (for the topping)

Once you have mastered Spaghetti Bolognese and the Quick Cheese Sauce, try this recipe when you have a few friends around.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/200ºC/Gas 6.
  2. Put the 2 mugs of grated cheese, flour and nutmeg in a saucepan and mix well. Add the milk and stir well. Gently bring to the boil, stirring frequently. The sauce should thicken.
  3. Make the Bolognese Sauce.
  4. Use an oblong casserole dish. If you only have a round one, you will need to break up the pasta strips to fit. Firstly, put a layer of Bolognese sauce on the bottom of the dish and cover with some lasagna strips, making sure they do not overlap. Next, put a layer of cheese sauce, then pasta strips, then the rest of the Bolognese sauce. Lay more pasta strips and then the rest of the cheese sauce. Finally, top with some grated cheese.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes. Test the pasta with a fork to see if it is cooked through. If it is not, reduce the temperature of the oven to 160ºC fan oven/180ºC/Gas 4 and cook for another 5–10 minutes.
  6. Serve with salad or garlic bread.

add your comment or request a recipe:

  • The Nosh Team - Sorry about that Mary, thanks for commenting, we have amended the recipe now so it is correct now. The 2 mugs of grated cheese go into the cheese sauce and we have added another mug for the topping now. The butter is added into the sauce when you add the milk, the instructions have been updated. I hope you were able to work it out when you made it last. Thanks
    20 Mar 2015
  • Mary Grafton - In 'quick cheese sauce' for lasagna... What do you do with butter.. When is it added? And is grated cheese at the end in addition to the 2 mugs, or saved from it.?
    02 Feb 2015

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