Lasagne is total comfort food at its best. However it is often thought to be a total faff to make. This super easy midweek lazy lasagne is my take on this Italian classic. Honestly, it really couldn’t be easier.
Super Easy Midweek Lazy Lasagne
Okay, so why exactly is this super easy lasagne so damn easy? Well I have omitted the layers and the placing of those sheets of pasta. Everything is just bundled in there.
Scruffy, sure. Tasty? Bet your ass it is!
Like most people I love lasagne. Come on, what’s not to love about creamy cheese sauce, hearty beef mince in rich tomato sauce and the tender bite of pasta. Oh yes, good old lasagne ticks all the boxes for comfort food.
It seems a bit mad to be sharing comfort food type recipes when we should be getting into salads and spring/summery food. But honestly at the present moment in lock down I think we all need a bit of good old fashioned comfort food. And my super easy midweek lazy lasagne fits the bill perfectly.
Forget the whole business of carefully layering the cheese sauce with mince and tomato sauce and sheets of pasta. Just chuck it all in together. It’s a two pan job. One pan for the cheese sauce and an oven proof tray that you can both cook your mince sauce in and pop right into the oven to bake.
Less washing up always works for me.
Super Easy Midweek Lazy Lasagne
This recipe will serve four people. I like to serve mine with a simple green salad on the side. It’s such a good midweek meal that you can pull together with your store cupboard supplies and some mince from the freezer. I’ve used beef mince but you can use pork, lamb or turkey mince. You can even use a combo of mince, the choice is yours.
I’ve used fresh lasagne sheets that I had in the freezer. If you have dried lasagne sheets then just boil those guys up as per the packet instructions then let them cool before you rip them up and squish them into the lasagne.
I always think lasagne is a great way to make a relatively small amount of mince go a long way. I’ve used 500g in this recipe.
Can you freeze this?
You certainly can. Just pop it into a freezer proof box and freeze for up to three months. Defrost completely and reheat in the oven making sure it is piping hot when you serve it.
Got time on your hands during lock down and fancy making your own pasta? It’s so easy and great fun for kids to get involved with. Check out my step by step guide to pasta making.
Super Midweek Easy Lazy Lasagne
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 500 g minced beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 400 g tin of tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 6 lasagne sheets
For the cheese sauce
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp cornflour
- 400 ml milk
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 ball mozerella cheese
- 4 tbsp grated parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Heat the oil in your ovenproof dish and brown the mince
- add the onion and saute for 5 minutes then add the garlic for 1 minute
- Pour in the tinned tomatoes, oregano, cinnamon, seasoning and tomato puree and simmer for 10 minutes while you make the sauce
For the sauce
- In a small pan heat the butter and add the cornflower to form a paste then add milk and keep stirring
- Add nutmeg and seasoning and the mozerella all torn up and let it melt into the sauce, stir well to combine
Bringing it together
- Pour the cheese sauce mix over the mince and tomato base and scrunch up the torn lasagna sheets and pop them in all over, some poking out and overs pushed under the cheese. Be random! Sprinkle with parmesan and more dried oregano then pop into the oven for 40 minutes
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