I made this all by myself – Lasagne for the family

Last friday my family gathered for one of our famous friday night dinners – so I made my favourite dish of all-time: lasagne. But with half of the family eating meat and the other half preferring a veggie option, I made two lasagnes, one with meat and one with Quorn, to satisfy all – and we even had leftovers for the next day!


This recipe makes 1 lasagne for 4 people.


  • 2 x red onions
  • 1 x courgettes
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250g beef or Quorn mince
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • Basil or mixed dried herbs
  • Lasagne pasta sheets
  • 1tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Milk
  • Grated mature cheddar

Method: Dice the onions begin sweating them off in a little olive oil. Quarter and slice the courgette & add to the pan. When the veg has softened add the garlic, tomato puree and herbs and fry for a minute then set aside while you brown the mince. Add the veg and tin of chipped tomato into the mince and allow to simmer then season to taste. In the meantime, make a cheese sauce by melting the butter, stirring in the flour then adding the milk bit by bit to make a thick sauce. Add plenty of cheese to taste (or you can always use a jar of white lasagne sauce!). Layer up the mince, pasta sheets and cheese sauce and repeat, ending with a layer of cheese sauce on top and sprinkle on a little extra cheese – or mozzarella if you have it! Bake in the oven for around 30 mins then check the pasta sheets have cooked through – if not put it back in for another 15 mins or so but keep an eye on it!


Serve with a portion of salad and if you’re feeling cheeky add some garlic bread on the side – I hope you like it!

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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