Red Sauce Lasagne

I didn’t know what to call this recipe, so I kept it basic with red sauce lasagne. I don’t like Béchamel sauce, and the kids have never had it. So to stay safe I opted to keep it with just the tomato based sauce.

I haven’t had Lasagne for years, so this was like a new one for me. So for this recipe I used a pre-made Dolmio lasagne sauce, but next time I would make it myself.



750g mince beef

1 box of lasagne sheets

I jar Dolmio lasagne sauce

1 onion sliced

2 cloves of chopped garlic

2 sticks of sliced celery

A handful of sliced mushroom

1 tsp italian seasoning

1 tsp basil

grated cheese and/ or mozzarella

Let’s go

  1. Preheat oven to 180, and brown off the mince in a large pan.
  2. Brush a large rectangular ovenproof dish with oil.
  3. Add the onions, mushrooms, garlic, celery and herbs to the mince.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for a further 20 mins.
  5. At the same time you can boil your pasta sheets for a few minutes, although this isn’t strictly necessary.
  6. Layer the bottom of the dish with the mince, then add the sauce and finally layer on the pasta sheets.
  7. Repeat this process twice more or however much you can with your dish and ingredients.
  8. layer the top with grated cheese or mozzarella and parmesan.
  9. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

Cerise and I are the only ones that like cheese, so I didn’t go to mad with it. I also had our oven at 2oo by mistake and so the corners had just started to crisp up, but the rest was fine.

I was really surprised when everyone liked it, I honestly thought this would be one of those that never gets cooked again, but it was a hit and I’m really glad. I would know next time how to make my own sauce. I also wasn’t sure what to have with it. Chips seem a bit too carb heavy and veggies didn’t feel right either, so we went with a salad and it was just enough.

I can’t wait to make this one again.

See you soon

               Kelly x



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