Lasagne

Prepare this easy lasagna ahead of time and save in the freezer, uncooked, for when you need it during a busy week. Then just bake for an extra 45 mins.

Lasagna - Passione Italiana

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 750g lean beef mince
  • 90g pack prosciutto
  • 800g passata di pomodoro
  • 200ml hot beef stock
  • a little grated nutmeg
  • 300g pack fresh lasagne sheets
  • 520g Béchamel sauce
  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into thin strips

Preparation

To make the meat sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the beef in two batches for about 10 mins until browned all over. Finely chop 4 slices of prosciutto, then stir through the meat mixture.

Pour over our basic tomato sauce and stock, add the nutmeg, then season. Bring up to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins until the sauce looks rich.

Heat oven to 180C/fan/160C/gas 4. Lightly oil an ovenproof dish (about 30 x 20cm). Spoon one third of the meat sauce into the dish, then cover with lasagne sheets. Drizzle over about one quarter of our classic white sauce.

Repeat until you have 3 layers of pasta. Cover with the remaining white sauce, making sure you can’t see any pasta poking through.

Scatter the mozzarella over the top of the lasagna. Arrange the rest of the prosciutto on top. Bake for 45 mins until the top is bubbling and lightly browned.

Most importanly, don’t forget to head to our YouTube channel to find all of Silvia’s ricette (recipes): https://www.youtube.com/user/italianpassione/playlists?view_as=subscriber