Ricotta and Mozzarella Lasagne

    3 hours

    Even the picky kids in my family love this recipe. It's a bit time consuming to make but totally worth it.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 kg lean beef mince
    • 2 tablespoons Italian herbs
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 (800g) tin whole peeled tomatoes
    • 2 (185g) tins tomato paste
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 125g margarine
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 cups (1 litre) milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 500g lasagne sheets
    • 400g ricotta cheese
    • 400g mozzarella cheese, grated

    Preparation:2hours  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:3hours 

    1. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Saute onions until soft. Stir in beef mince and cook until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Season with Italian herbs, rosemary, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and water. Simmer 1 hour, or until sauce has thickened.
    2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion until soft and translucent. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese then milk. Cook, stirring, until thick. Allow to cool then stir in egg. (Sauce will be very thick.)
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Lightly grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    4. In prepared baking dish, place a layer of pasta, meat sauce, cheese sauce, ricotta and mozzarella. Repeat layers. Build to your desired thickness, or make another smaller pan for freezing.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

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    I always add in a tablespoon of flour after it's simmered awhile to make the white sauce a little thicker. Also, on top I add in either swiss, havarti or cheddar cheese on top... mmmmm (underneath is moz cheese as the recipe states)  -  17 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a very yummy lasagna. I used italian sausage instead of ground beef. It was a perfect dish to make on a cool weekend and the house smelled great will it was cooking and cooling. I will make this dish again!  -  25 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this was a great lasagna. The white sauce sets it apart from others and makes it creamy and delicious. I used a pound of ground turkey (I always use this instead of red meat) and a pound of italian turkey sausage. I think the red sauce would be a little bland without some sausage. I didn't realize I was out of eggs so I left it out of the white sauce and it was still fine, not missed. My family loved this. The kids ate it right up. I will make this my new standard recipe.  -  19 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)