Speedy Lasagna

  • serves 4
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

Ease of Preparation: Easy
A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

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Directions for: Speedy Lasagna


Tomato Sauce

3 Tbsp of olive oil

2 medium onions, peeled and chopped

10 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 lb(s) ground beef

4 Italian sausages, casings removed

1 28 oz can tomatoes, crushed or pureed

1 small can tomato paste

2 cup beef stock

3 Tbsp dried oregano

2 Tbsp dried basil

3 bay leaves

Salt and pepper

Cheese Sauce

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup 35% cream

475 g (1 pound) ricotta cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper


1 box of ready-to-bake lasagna noodles

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Tomato Sauce

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepot and add the onions.

2. Sauté until they soften and turn golden brown, about 5 minutes, and then add the garlic.

3. Sauté a few moments more then add the ground beef and sausage meat.

4. Chop the meats thoroughly with a spoon to break them up into small pieces.

5. Add the tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, beef stock, oregano, basil, bay leaves, salt and pepper.

6. Stir well and heat until the entire mixture is simmering and heated through.

7. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

Cheese Sauce

1. Whisk eggs and cream together, then stir in the cheeses.

2. Season with salt and pepper.


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Layer the ingredients together in a 9" x 13" x 3" or other baking pan.

3. Follow this sequence: a cup or so of sauce, a layer of noodles, half of the cheese sauce, one third of the grated Parmesan, noodle layer, meat sauce layer, noodle layer, remaining cheese sauce, one third of the grated Parmesan, noodle layer, remaining meat sauce, remaining Parmesan.

4. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour.

5. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of cooking to allow the top to get golden and crusty.

See more: Pork, Italian, Main, Tomatoes, Pasta, Dinner, Quick and Easy, Cheese, Eggs/Dairy, Bake, Beef


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