Speedy Lasagne

A good lasagne is a thing of wonder and even a pretty mediocre one makes many of us nostalgic of childhood. This recipe doesn't use a traditional white sauce as I often find lasagne a little too sloppy which makes it pretty much impossible for a child to consume without most of it ending up in their lap.. on the floor... somehow on your clothes... Anyway, this delicious mascarpone based cheese sauce makes it a little more 'stable' and  also makes the recipe super fast to put together- especially if you make big batches of our beefy bolognese and freeze in 500g portions ready to go.


Makes 2 adult and 2 small child portions


1/2 x beefy bolognese

125g mascarpone cheese

50ml full fat milk

25g Parmesan cheese

freshly ground pepper

125g fresh lasagne sheets

30g fresh baby spinach leaves, optional

35g cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 200oC.

Whisk together together the mascarpone, milk, Parmesan and a good amount of freshly ground black pepper.

To assemble: use a medium ovenproof dish and spread approximately a third of your bolognese over the base. Top with a third of your spinach, follow with a sheet of fresh pasta and finally, with a third of the cheese sauce.

Now use another third of spinach, followed by bolognese - lasagne - cheese sauce.

Repeat the above and top with cheddar cheese and a little black pepper.

Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden. Serve immediately.