The traditional Italian recipe for Lasagne, with classic ingredients & special tips that will make it a success everytime


  • Makes 1 Tray

  • Meat

  • 2 tbs oil

  • 600g veal mince

  • 1 tbs tomato paste

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 x 700g jars passatta Tomato puree/sauce

  • salt and white pepper

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • White Sauce

  • 500ml milk

  • 100g butter melted

  • 4tbs flour

  • 1tsp salt

  • 1tsp nutmeg

  • sprinkle white pepper (not cracked pepper)

  • 1 handful parmesan grated cheese

  • Dried Lasagne Sheets

  • 250g shaved mozzarella & parmesan


  • 1.

    Meat Steps

  • 2.

    Cook mince until browned

  • 3.

    Add tomato paste, sugar, jars of sauce, salt, white pepper and nutmeg

  • 4.

    Allow to simmer for 25-30 mins until some of the sauce has reduced

  • 5.

    White Sauce Steps

  • 6.

    Pour milk in non stick sauce pan on med heat

  • 7.

    melt butter in microwave

  • 8.

    Add melted butter to milk & add nutmeg salt and pepper

  • 9.

    Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time and stir inbetween each spoonful - keep stirring in SAME direction all the time! (If it goes lumpy strain it)

  • 10.

    once thickens add the cheese, stir and leave to sit.

  • 11.

    Once Meat and White Sauce complete, assemble in baking tray

  • 12.

    Add layer of red sauce to the base of the tray

  • 13.

    Lay out dried pasta sheet flat on top of sauce

  • 14.

    Layer of red sauce

  • 15.

    Layer of white sauce

  • 16.

    Sprinkle mozzarella & parmesan all over

  • 17.

    repeat for at least 3 layers

  • 18.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes covered until golden brown on top


Dried Lasagne sheets are better than fresh in this recipe (and much quicker!)
If the White Sauce goes lumpy, you may need to strain it
You can use combination of minces eg veal, pork, lamb, beef

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