Pasta Recipes: Lasagne

G1 has turned into Garfield the Cat. He loves his lasagne. G2 was a little slower to get on board, but he recently decided that he likes it, too. I figured it was time I stop being lazy and learn how to make it.

Lasagne

Cheese Sauce AKA Bechamel

Ingredients:

  • 40g butter
  • 40g flour
  • 400g milk
  • 1 packet of Tatua cheese sauce or grated cheddar cheese and parmesan
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper

Method:

  • Melt butter and add flour.
  • Stir until well mixed and add milk slowly. Keep stirring until smooth.
  • Add cheese/cheese sauce, salt and pepper.

I got lazy and used Dolmio’s Bechamel sauce and found it back-fired on me because it made the lasagne too gloopy. Even though G1 had no issues with it, G2 refused to eat it. Note to self: don’t be lazy.

Update: if you’re still lazy and don’t want to make your own cheese sauce, Tatua Cheese Sauce is your “go to” alternative.

Lasagne

Bolognese Sauce

You can make your own sauce. I use this cheat recipe.

Lasagne

Ingredients:

  • Grated cheese – we use Pizza Plus from Perfect Italiano
  • Bolognese sauce
  • Bechamel sauce
  • Pasta sheets – we use Barilla oven-ready pasta sheets (just means you don’t have to cook it before using it – it can go straight into the oven). We’ve also San Remo Instant Lasagna, but it takes longer to cook through.

Method:

  • In an oven-proof dish, alternate layers of bolognese, bechamel, and pasta sheets. You can sprinkle a bit of grated cheese in between as well – if you want to, or not.
  • Top it off with a layer of grated cheese.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190C for about 45 minutes.