Lasagne is one of Italy’s most famous dishes and retains a huge popularity around the globe, with people using the traditional recipe all the way through to cooking vegetarian alternatives with spinach. The dish has its origins in the Tuscan city of Florence and the traditional recipe, as always, is among the best.
To make the dish, you first need to boil some water with a little salt and olive oil added to it, and gently place around 7 or 8 sheets of pasta in it, leaving them to boil for 3 minutes. Remove the sheets of pasta and place them onto a tablecloth where they can dry out a little before you place them in the oven dish. Place one or two sheets (enough to cover the bottom) in the oven dish before layering a spoonful of ragu, made from mince, and half a spoonful of béchamel sauce on top.
Once this has been done, add another layer of pasta before repeating the process with the ragu and béchamel. This process can be repeated until all of the pasta has been used up, or the oven dish cannot hold any more food! Ensure that there is a layer of pasta on the top and then generously sprinkle grated cheese, such as parmesan on top. (Parmesan can be added to each layer if you are not on a diet).
The lasagne is now ready to go in the oven. Pre-heat the oven and then place the oven dish in for around 35-40 minutes. The last five minutes of cooking can be done in the grill. Once ready, serve with salad.