Lasagne alla Bolognese

Lasagne alla Bolognese

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So, what can you do with a bolognese sauce? Very simple, follow this lasagna recipe. Make your bolognese sauce, Bechamel and tomato sauce in advance, this cuts down the cooking and preparation time.

  • Recipe serves:6
  • Preparation Time15 min
  • Cooking Time30 min

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for 10–12 servings:
  • 2tbsps olive oil,
  • 1 quantity Bolognese sauce (see recipe),
  • 500g fresh pasta sheets,
  • 1 quantity Bechamel Sauce (see recipe),
  • A handful of grated parmesan,
  • 2 ladles of Tomato Sauce (see recipe),
  • Ingredients for 4–6 servings:
  • 1tbsp olive oil,
  • 1 smaller quantity Bolognese sauce (see recipe),
  • 175–200g fresh pasta sheets,
  • 1 smaller quantity Bechamel Sauce (see recipe),
  • A handful of grated parmesan,
  • A few tbsp of Tomato Sauce (see recipe)

Method

  • Take a deep baking dish. Oil it with a bit of olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  • Place 2 of the pasta sheets, or enough to cover, on the bottom of the dish.
  • Pour a layer of Bolognese sauce – 2 ladlefuls – and spread to cover. Be generous! Top tip – prepare the bolognese the day before as it will help the flavours to mature.
  • Spoon the Bechamel onto the bolognese layer and distribute evenly.
  • Continue to build up the layers – pasta, bolognese, Bechamel sauce and so on until you have the required depth for your dish.
  • On the top layer, I like to use the bolognese sauce with a layer of tomato sauce for extra richness, the Bechamel and then top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Pop in the oven for 25–35 minutes. Lasagne al forno!
  • You could try adding a grated carrot or courgette to the bolognese sauce, a great way to use up veg and also a good way to get kids to eat them. If you don't have parmesan you can always use Cheddar! For lots more hints and tips to help you make the most of your food, visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com