Classic lasagna bolognaise

Ok so here is my all time favorite dish - LASAGNA, I loved it as a kid and I still do. Anyone I have ever worked for or cooked for loves lasagna it's the comfort food of all comfort foods, the perfect gift in the freezer for a rainy day, Lasagna is a crowd pleaser for kids, bike riders and everyone in between - so here is my recipe for lasagna success.

You might notice that I am not making the bechamel the classic way - I know shame on me... being a trained chef and all. However, for a lasagna this white sauce does the trick in my opinion. You can of course gourmet it up and make it the classic way if you like - up to you. But i guarantee you this works and it's tasty.

Make plenty, make double make portion sized lasagnas, fill the freezer and thank yourself later.

Classic Lasagna Bolognaise

Yield: 1 lasagna

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

Bolognaise sauce

  • 400 g minced beef or beef and pork

  • 2 onions, minced

  • 2 stalks celery, minced

  • 2 large carrots, grated

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 cans of tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp dried oregano/dried basil/thyme/rosemary (mix as you like)

  • 80 g tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 star anise

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt and pepper


  • 250 ml / 1 cup red wine

White sauce (shame on me)

  • 1 l. milk ( I use almond milk - you can use dairy)

  • 2 cloves (optional)

  • 4 tbsp. corn flour

  • 50 ml cold water

  • salt and pepper

  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg

  • 150 g grated parmesan