Shortcut lasagne

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    This lasagne recipe is super easy, super fast and family friendly. Use your favourite jarred tomato pasta sauce to combine with the browned mince. If you use pre-grated cheese, you'll have this lasagne in the oven even quicker!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g lasagne sheets
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 (500g) jar pasta sauce
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 225g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 550g ricotta cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, brown beef and season with salt and pepper; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and garlic and simmer 5 minutes.
    3. In a medium bowl, combine mozzarella, Cheddar and ricotta; stir well. In a 20x30cm baking dish, alternate layers of lasagne sheets, meat mixture and cheese mixture until dish is filled.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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    It was very good and is great for leftovers too. I did make a key change: I used a homemade sauce instead of a jarred sauce. The homemade sauce already had onion and garlic so I left those out of the main recipe. I enjoyed the cheddar cheese in this recipe, my mother had always used only mozzarella. I recommend this recipe and I look forward to having it again (with my own sauce recipe). Oh yah, add some shredded parmessan after you take it from the oven!  -  24 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is great...what works for me is to add an egg in with the ricotta mixture. It really helps with the spreading, gives it a better texture.  -  22 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had to use more than double the amount of sauce that the recipe called for. I also added some cottage cheese for more filling and flavor. Otherwise, good.  -  18 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)