Who doesn’t love lasagne?
Layers of pasta, thick meat sauce, creamy béchamel and lashings of cheese…. drool.
Unfortunately, as much as we could eat this Italian dish every day of the week we do not have the time it takes to make it.
If you make your meat sauce and béchamel yourself it can take over an hour. Not good.
Luckily, a mum has revealed her trick for a quick and easy lasagne in far less time.
And, all you need is four ingredients.
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Bree, from Australia, didn’t use mince meat and instead bought ravioli – you can use the dried packs in the supermarket or even tinned.
You’ll also need some pasta, cheese and pasta sauce.
Bree explained the method on Facebook, and said: “Spray baking dish with oil, spread some sauce on the bottom, add a later of uncooked ravioli, then some more sauce and cheese.
“Then more sauce, ravioli, sauce and cheese, repeat until you run out.
“I do lots of layers of sauce as I hate dry pasta bakes and the ravioli isn’t pre-cooked.”
She added: “So I try and make sure sauce is touching both sides of the pasta.
“I put it in a 200° oven for 45 minutes or so then remove foil and brown cheese for 10 minutes or so.”
Bree seems to have skipped on the traditional béchamel sauce, but if the creamy layer is your favourite bit simply replace one type of pasta sauce with a jar of lasagne sauce.
To layer it tart with pasta, then ravioli, white sauce and then cheese – repeat until the tray is full.
You can also add some vegetables to your pasta if you want to boost your five a day (did you know a tablespoon of tomato puree counts?).
Make sure you add salt and pepper to the top of your lasagne and even some basil leaves if you’re feeling fancy.
Voila - the easiest lasagne you’ve ever made.
Fans on Facebook raved about the creative, and cheap, recipe.
One person said: “That’s such a great idea and so easy, thanks for sharing I’ll be trying this.”
Another added: “I might try this with the garlic chicken ravioli that my kids love, and a mixture of passata and creamy jar sauce.”
What a fab mid-week recipe.