5-ingredient cheat’s beef lasagne

Sep 05, 2020
This mouthwatering lasagne is perfect for any occasion! Source: Getty.

Lasagne can often seem like a massive mountain to climb in the cooking world but it doesn’t actually have to be as tricky as you might think. In fact, this cheat’s version is easier than most basic pasta dishes!

With just five simple ingredients, you can whip this meal up with just 10 minutes preparation time making it absolutely perfect for serving up to family and friends when you’re under the pump for time! Serve it with a side of garlic bread and you’re good to go!


  • 500g beef mince
  • 700g jar Italian tomato & basil passata
  • 6 lasagne sheets
  • 490g jar bechamel sauce
  • 1 cup (120g) shredded pizza cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until the mince changes colour. Add the passata and stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 mins or until the mince mixture thickens slightly.
  2. Spread one-third of the mince mixture over the base of a 6-cup (1.5L) ovenproof dish. Top with 2 lasagne sheets, trimming to fit if necessary. Spread with one-third of the bechamel sauce and sprinkle with one-third of the cheese. Continue layering with the remaining mince mixture, lasagne sheets, bechamel sauce and cheese.
  3. Bake for 35 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly.

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