Mac & Cheese Lasagne: Recipe

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RECIPES | There’s nothing quite like a hearty lasagna recipe. It’s a favourite comfort food for many people, including us. For our mac & cheese lasagne recipe we use a mac & cheese sauce instead of a classic Béchamel which makes the lasagne very creamy and incredibly delicious. Once you’ve tried our mac & cheese lasagne recipe, you might never be able to go back to a traditional lasagne again!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes / Cooking Time: 5 hours 40 minutes / Serves: 6-8


Ingredients

  • 20ml olive oil
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 brown onion, diced (~125g)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced (~15g)
  • 690ml jar of passata
  • 1g dried oregano
  • 1g sweet paprika
  • 2g dried basil
  • 1g dried parsley
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 500g dry spaghetti
  • 70g grated Monterrey Jack cheese (or Gouda)
  • 70g grated cheddar cheese
  • 30g Queso Quesadilla cheese (or Mozzarella)
  • 30g Asadero cheese (or Provolone)
  • 45g unsalted butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • 450ml full cream milk
  • 250g box of instant lasagna sheets
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Add 20ml of oil to a medium pot, place on a moderate heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onion has softened and is translucent. Don’t overdo this step – you don’t want to caramelise the onions.
  3. Add the mince to the pot, breaking it up and combining it with the onion and garlic. Continue until the mince has browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the passata, herbs, spices, salt and pepper to the pot and stir.
  5. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Allow the bolognaise sauce to simmer for 5 hours, until it’s a thick consistency that’s not too watery.
  6. As the sauce is nearing completion, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  7. Add the flour and stir to combine into a ball, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add 100ml of milk to the saucepan and stir constantly until all the milk is incorporated.
  9. Repeat step 9 until all the milk has been added.
  10. Add the four cheeses to the saucepan and continuously stir until all the cheese has melted.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Place a layer of lasagna sheets on the base of a baking dish.
  13. Add one third of the cheese sauce and top with another layer of lasagna sheets.
  14. Add a generous portion of meat sauce and place another layer of lasagna sheets on top.
  15. Repeat step 14.
  16. Add one third of the cheese sauce and top with another layer of lasagna sheets.
  17. Finish the lasagna off with the last third of the cheese sauce and bake for 30 minutes at 200°C.

Notes

You can extra cheddar cheese to the top of the lasagna before baking if you like your lasagna extra cheesy.

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Lauren has travelled extensively, allowing her to experience different cultures around the world. This has fed her desire to travel and try as many cuisines as possible. Lauren's appreciation for food is grounded in the philosophy that food has a unique way of telling a story about family, friends or struggles. She believes food is a way of preserving culture and the stories of the people behind them. This has inspired her to create recipes and design events that ensure food from different cultures is accessible at home.

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