Meatball Lasagne Using Dried Pasta Sheets

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In all likelihood, lasagne are the oldest type of pasta. These long flat sheets can be made by hand or shop bought in the dried form. Here I have used lasagne sheets, meatballs and a béchamel sauce to create the ultimate in comfort food, my meatball lasagne.

A Perfectly Topped Meatball Lasagne
A Perfectly Topped Meatball Lasagne

I have a little red book in which I write down recipes that I have made up, and ones I want to test or try out. I start each page with a new recipe, and once done, I draw a line underneath it, and write down the next recipe. Once the page is full I fold the page inwards, either from the bottom or the top, so that I know that the page is complete. I decided that I would start with a ‘clean slate’ this year and spent a few hours capturing the recipes I still want to make onto a spreadsheet. That way, the year will begin without me having to page through all the flipped up pages to see what is left for me to try out. I am quite excited by this as I thought my recipe testing repertoire was coming to an end, and that is not a good thing for a food blogger. Thankfully I now have a handful of things to make, and share. One of the recipes that has been hanging around since last year is the one for meatball lasagne. I have made this several times, and it has been made by a friend, and to me it spells out the epitome of comfort food. In fact, I thought it was so good I even made it for friends when they came around for dinner. What is your ultimate comfort food?

A Slice Of Meatball Lasagne
A Slice Of Meatball Lasagne


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Meatball Lasagne
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Ingredients
  • 15mls olive oil, plus a little extra for frying the meatballs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g minced beef
  • 5mls dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 10g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 400g tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 portion Béchamel Sauce
  • 4 sheets lasagne
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 80g cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat
  2. Sauté the onions and the garlic until soft
  3. Set aside to cool
  4. Place the mince, oregano and onions into a bowl
  5. Season to taste
  6. Add the Parmesan and mix well
  7. Adjust the seasoning
  8. Form into meatballs using a tablespoon measure for each meatball (approximately 28)
  9. Seal the meatballs in the frying pan, adding a little more oil if needed
  10. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool, leaving the pan juices in the pan
  11. Place the tinned tomatoes into the pan and allow to reduce until all the juice has evaporated
  12. Make the Béchamel Sauce
  13. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  14. Layer a little of the Béchamel Sauce onto the bottom of an oven proof dish
  15. Next layer on 2 lasagne sheets
  16. Then layer on the reduced chopped tomatoes
  17. Layer the meatballs and then cover with the rest of the Béchamel Sauce
  18. Layer on the last 2 lasagne sheets
  19. Layer the tomatoes on top and season
  20. Top with the cheddar cheese
  21. Leave to settle for 10 minutes and then bake for 30 minutes
  22. Leave to set up for 5 minutes before serving

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Left Over Meatball Lasagne
Left Over Meatball Lasagne

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44 thoughts on “Meatball Lasagne Using Dried Pasta Sheets

  1. 2 of my most favourite comfort feeds in 1. #winning
    Totes making one of these bad boys for the freezer, would be wonderful to be able to pull this out midweek when it all gets too much, something about meals like this that are very grounding. Yep, total winner Tandy!

  2. Lasagne is one of the few things I rarely cook at home and prefer to eat in a restaurant than make myself. That’s simply because I’m not god at it. I will try your recipe and see how it turns out 🙂

  3. Love the idea of using meatballs to make lasagne with – it looks great! Just about to make a Cottage Pie with some leftover roast beef – another of my comfort food favourites 🙂

  4. this is like my dreams coming true! Lasagna, which is a perfect dish & my beloved meatballs… terrific idea!

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