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Lamb and Porcini Mushroom Curly Lasagna

Chef: Adam Swanson
Serves: 8 Time: 45 minutes


  • 1pkt San Remo Instant Curly Lasagna

  • 3 tbspns olive oil

  • 1 white onion, peeled & finely diced

  • 1 tbspn garlic, crushed

  • 750g premium grade lamb mince

  • 1 cup dried porcini mushroom

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 cloves

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 2x 410g tin chopped tomatoes

  • Salt & pepper

  • Béchamel Sauce

  • 1L full cream milk

  • 1 brown onion, peeled & cut in half

  • 5 cloves

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 6 black peppercorns

  • 300g butter

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 1 cup grated parmesan


  • 1.

    Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Place porcini mushrooms into a bowl and pour enough boiling water until mushrooms are covered. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Heat olive oil in large frying pan on medium to high heat; add onion, garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, without colouring the garlic.

  • 4.

    Add mince crushing any lumps with a spoon, cook until mince is browned.

  • 5.

    Add the bay leaves, cloves, red wine, porcini mushroom and the liquid and reduce heat to a simmer.

  • 6.

    Reduce wine and porcini liquid by half, add tomatoes and stir through .

  • 7.

    Cook for 30 minutes, season with salt and pepper.

  • Béchamel Sauce:

  • 1.

    In a saucepan; place milk, onion, cloves, bay leaves and peppercorns and place on a low to medium heat, making sure milk slowly comes to the boil infusing all the flavours.

  • 2.

    In another saucepan take butter and melt over a low heat. Once melted, add flour and stir together with a wooden spoon continue to cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously to avoid browning.

  • 3.

    Once milk has boiled, turn off heat and strain into another pan. When straining into pan, make sure to continually stir to eliminate all lumps. Stir until the sauce thickens approx 4-5minutes.

  • 4.

    Stir cheese through.

  • Assembly:

  • 1.

    In a baking dish, pour ½ cup of hot lamb sauce over the base.

  • 2.

    Cover with a layer of lasagne sheets. Cover the sheets with enough lamb sauce to cover pasta.

  • 3.

    Next pour ¼ cup of béchamel sauce over lamb sauce.

  • 4.

    Repeat with pasta, lamb and bechamel sauce until 4 layers of lasagne are made.

  • 5.

    Finish with béchamel sauce on top.

  • 6.

    Sprinkle some grated parmesan over the top

  • 7.

    Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 mins.

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