Mama’s Lasagne

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Who doesn’t love a classic and rich in flavour lasagne? Mama’s Lasagne is my recipe that I’ve perfected over the years. It’s really easy to make and I like to prepare it in the morning or night before, to let the flavours intensify and save you time. You can also cook these in advance and freeze them, perfect when you have a busy schedule.

It might look like a lot of steps, but they all take minimal effort. You can also mix it up by adding some grated carrot and celery to the Ragu. That’s a good trick to get the kids to eat some extra veggies. We love serving it with garlic bread and salad on the side.

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Mama's Lasagne

Mama’s Lasagne

Who doesn't love a classic and rich in flavour lasagne? Mama's Lasagne is my recipe that I've perfected over the years. It's really easy to make and I like to prepare it in the morning or night before, to let the flavours intensify.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef Recipes, Cheese, Comfort Food, Easy Meals, Italian, Mince, Pasta
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1136kcal
Author: This German Mama

Ingredients

Bolognese (Ragu) Sauce

  • 500 grams beef mince
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 800 grams tinned, chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 olive oil dash for browning the mince
  • 1 red wine big dash for flavour

Bechamel Sauce

  • 600 ml milk
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams plain flour
  • 100 grams cheese grated
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch black or white pepper

To Assemble

  • 300 grams lasagne sheets

Instructions

Prep Work

  • Heat the oven 180 Degrees or Gas Mark 4
  • Finely dice the onions and garlic
  • Grate the cheese

Bolognese (Ragu) Sauce

  • Dice the onion and garlic
  • In a big cooking pot, heat a little bit of olive oil and brown the mince, onions, and parsley.
  • Add the garlic and tomato puree. Mix it well
  • Add the tinned tomatoes
  • Add a dash (or big dash) of red wine.
  • Let it cook on low heat for at least 30 minutes – don't cover the pot.

Bechamel Sauce

  • In a smaller cooking pot, melt the butter and mix the flour with a whisk until it reaches a lighter shade of yellow.
  • Pour in the milk and whisk it all together, until you have a smooth sauce.
    (Don't worry if you a have a few clumps, that just means you whisked a bit on the slow side. All you have to do is, take a sieve to get rid of the clumps and cook what is left)
  • Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. (Season to taste)
  • Let it cook on low heat for about 30 minutes.

Assemble the lasagne

  • Lightly butter an ovenproof dish
  • Put a layer of bolognese sauce at the bottom
  • Add a layer of lasagne sheets, another layer of bolognese sauce and then top it with bechamel sauce.
  • Repeat the above step until you fill the form. Bechamel sauce should be the last layer.
  • Add lots of cheese as a topping

Cook it

  • For 30-40 minutes in the middle of the oven.

Notes

I like to prep the lasagne in the morning or the night before. It saves you work on the day and the flavours intensify more. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1136kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 1424mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1229IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 480mg | Iron: 7mg
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14 Comments

  1. 19th November 2019 / 8:17 pm

    Sounds delicious, you can’t beat a good lasagne for good comfort food! Its always a winner in our house and I love how I can make it ahead of time in the day and then just pop into the oven when we get from school and clubs etc! Will definitely give your recipe a try, thanks for sharing x

  2. 19th November 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Ooo now this is one of our fav meals. A dish like this when it is so cold outside is a good comfort for sure xx

  3. 19th November 2019 / 9:36 am

    I love a good lasagne, they’re the perfect comfort food! I love the tip of sneaking in extra veggies for the kids too!

  4. 18th November 2019 / 10:32 pm

    This lasagne looks mouthwateringly good. We love lasagne and it is a firm favourite with the whole family. Will have to give this recipe a try.

  5. 18th November 2019 / 10:09 pm

    That looks just incredible, I love lasagne. Unfortunately my kids are less keen so we don’t eat it often.

  6. 18th November 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Lasagne is my favourite meal to both cook and enjoy. Unfortunately I don’t like mince so i use Quorn mince which tastes even better

  7. 18th November 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Ohb yes, definitley prepare the lasagne in advance so it can intensify, I agree. This looks super delicious and I wish I was having it for tea now. Mich x

  8. Rebecca Smith
    18th November 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Lasagna is a dish that always goes down a treat in my house. I will have to give this recipe a try and see what the family think.

  9. 18th November 2019 / 2:08 pm

    Lasagne is such a firm favourite, isn’t it? We make a vegetarian version using quorn and lentils to bulk it out a bit. It’s so good at this time of year as well!

  10. 18th November 2019 / 9:28 am

    Lasagne is a family favourite here, in fact, I made it for Sunday lunch last week as we didn’t fancy having a roast dinner

  11. 17th November 2019 / 7:52 pm

    Lasagne is one of my all-time favourite meals. Although I’m a vegetarian so I make it with Quorn mince and lentils instead of beef. I like the idea of adding nutmeg to the sauce, I need to try that!

  12. 17th November 2019 / 3:12 pm

    Lasagne is one of my favourite dishes to make and eat during this time of year, I am yet to make one and your recipe looks absolutely delicious.

  13. 17th November 2019 / 2:16 pm

    Lasagne is one of my favourite dishes to make . I haven’t made it in ages and keep saying I will add it to the meal plan . You’ve just reminded me 🙂

  14. 16th November 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Oooh I love lasagna I haven’t had it for a while! I will have to try your recipe, sounds delicious! I vote for step by step recipes only because I tend to follow it like a bible ? how you’ve written it, is very clear so I’m sure I’ll be able to follow it ?

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