Traditionally lasagne is a layered dish made using beef mince but in this recipe I’ve opted to use chicken mince. I also chose to only do one layer to make this recipe straightforward to follow.
This is a warm hearty meal that is suitable for amateur cooks and is tasty. Perfect with garlic bread or a salad.
- Serves 6 people
- 500g Chicken Mince
- 1 Brown Onion, Finely Diced
- 1 Handful of Mixed Frozen Vegetables (Optional)
- 125g Mozzarella
- Lasagne Sheets
- Oil for cooking (I used sunflower oil)
For the ragu:
- 400g Passata
- 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Diced
- 100ml Water
- 1 Chicken Stock Cube
- 1 Tablespoon of Mixed Herbs
- 1 Tablespoon of Basil
For the white sauce:
- 30g Butter
- 30g Plain Flour
- 300ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 356°F
2. In a large pot add the passata, basil, mixed herbs, garlic and chicken stock cube. Add 100ml of hot water and heat sauce over a medium heat. Heat until the stock cube has been fully dissolved.
3. Whilst the sauce is cooking, in a large saucepan, heat a tablespoon of oil over a medium heat. Once the oil has been heated, add the chopped onion and sauté until the onion has softened.
4. Once the onion has been softened, add the chicken mince to the same saucepan and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
5. Whilst the sauce and meat is cooking we can make the white sauce. In another saucepan, heat the butter until melted. Once melted, add the black pepper and plain flour. Mix together until combined; add the milk and whisk until you have a smooth but thick sauce.
6. Now all our elements are cooked we can construct the lasagne. In a large ovenproof dish, layer the bottom with lasagne sheets. Then add all of the chicken mince, then the sauce. Then add another layer of lasagne sheets and lastly the white sauce.
7. Finish it off by adding mozzarella cheese on the top.
8. Place it in the oven and leave it to cook for 45 minutes (or until lasagne sheets are soft). Lastly, remove from oven using oven gloves, serve and enjoy this hearty meal!
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