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Pasta la vista, baby – Tuesday Quick Recipe

Today we made lasagne (our favourite pasta).

When it’s the school holidays, trying to keep the kids entertained as well as getting the whole family to eat healthy, can sometimes be a challenge. I like to combine both by getting (bribing them away from staring at a screen is a must at times) them to help me cook some healthy food for dinner. The recipe we used to make our pasta dish is below.

  • 500g beef mince
  • Jar of tomato sauce
  • Jar of white lasagne sauce
  • Dried pasta sheets
  • 1 onion
  • Worcester sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Grated cheese

Chop the onion before browning the mince in a pan.
Once the mine is fully cooked, add the chopped onion and tomato lasagne sauce, I tend to let it simmer for 5 minutes while I grease the lasagne dish with a little olive oil.
Before beginning the assembly I add a few dashes of Worcester sauce and stir it in to the mince.
Then start creating your sandwich, first add 1/3 of the mince into the bottom of the dish, then add a layer of dried pasta sheets (I usually get the kids to do this part) a layer of dried pasta sheets, then lastly a layer of the white sauce.
Add another 2 layers of mince, pasta and white sauce.
Top it off with grated cheese.
I have a fan assisted oven, so I like to bake on the middle shelf for 25 minutes, then move it to the bottom shelf for a further 20 minutes. I use the middle shelf for potato things e.g. oven chips, waffles, part cooked sweet potatoes, etc.