Everyday Meals

Classic Lasagne


Lasagne made just like it should be, with layers of pasta and homemade meat sauce

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:40 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500g beef mince
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 250g jar Leggo's Tomato Paste
  • ¾ cup liquid beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 instant lasagne sheets
  • 250g mozzarella cheese
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 60g butter
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated tasty cheese


Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add beef mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned, breaking up any large pieces.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, Leggo's Tomato Paste, stock and herbs, including bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf.

Step 3

To make cheese sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes without browning. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Bring to the boil stirring continuously until sauce thickens. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts.

Step 4

Grease a 25 x 30cm baking dish. Cover with a layer of lasagne, spread with a 1/3 of the meat sauce and sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat to make 2 more layers. Finish with a layer of lasagne sheets. Pour cheese sauce over the top.

Step 5

Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes, remove foil and cook a further 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese sauce is a light golden brown.

Tasty Tip!

Sprinkle with extra mozzarella cheese over the cheese sauce in STEP 4 for an extra cheesy top.

Classic Lasagne
Average user rating:
  • 4

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  • Tomato Paste 250g

    Tomato Paste 250g

  • Tomato Paste 250g

    Tomato Paste 250g

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