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Cheats Lasagne


My lasgne made using fresh pasta (see basic pasta dough recipe) but bought bechamel :) The pasta takes around 50mins to make including waiting time on top of this.

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  • 200g Freshly Made Pasta Dough
  • 250G Beef Mince
  • 1 Jar Red Pesto
  • 1 Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • 1 Jar shop bought Bechamel Sauce
  • 2 Beef oxo
  • 2 Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • pepper


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat a little oil in a large pan and add a clove of chopped garlic. After oil has infused with the garlic add the mince and gently brown.

Step 2

After the mince has browned add the chopped whole onion and allow to soften before sprinkling over the two oxo cubes and a generous grinding of fresh pepper..

Step 3

To this add the two tins of of chopped tomatos and the whole jar of red pesto and allow to simmer for 10-15 or until the mince is throughly cooked .

Step 4

Lightly flour a clean work surface. Havig cut your pasta dough into small chunks workthough the pasta machine or with a rolling pin until the sheets are 5mm or less.

Step 5

In an oven proof dish layer up the meet and pasta sheets and until you reach the top of the dish. Cover with a layer of the bechamel sauce and grated cheese and back for 20-30 or until the cheese is golden


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