Thursday, December 13, 2012

Simple Cheesy Lasagne Recipe

Lasagne is a huge family favourite, especially crisp-topped lasagne oozing with the goodness of hot melted cheese. I might have captured my hubby's heart with this dish when I made it while we were dating ;)

It is a staple at our Christmas table {actually, most parties at home!}. On cold days, I love eating it piping hot with a dash of cayenne pepper to warm up the tummy. There's no winter here in Singapore, but we definitely still get chilly days when the rain pours!

Prep time:
About 1.5 hours

Ingredients:
500g dry lasagne sheets
1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom condensed soup {this replaces the béchamel sauce}
10 slices of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2-3 pieces of plain biscuits / crackers {crushed}
Favourite tomato-based pasta sauce ingredients

Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Prepare your tomato-based pasta sauce {see my go-to recipe}.
  3. In an ovenproof dish {I used a 1.5L Corningware casserole}, dish a layer of pasta sauce to cover the base. Cover with one layer of dry lasagne sheets. Spread a layer of Cream of Mushroom condensed soup completely over the lasagne sheets and 2 slices of cheddar cheese on top of that.
  4. Repeat Step 3 until you have 4 layers.
  5. For a crispy top, put a final layer of dry lasagne sheets. Lay 2 slices of cheddar cheese on top, and sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese and crushed plain crackers.
  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes uncovered.
  7. Take out of oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  8. Serve hot.
Tips
  • For even more cheesy goodness, add shredded mozzarella to each layer.
  • Lasagne tastes great even when made ahead. Bake it the night before your party / meal and reheat it for about 40 mins when ready to serve. Saves you some time on the party day!
  • For healthier lasagnes, use slim cheeses or lean meat. You can even remove the meat all together for a veggie lasagne.

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    6 comments:

    Rina said...

    That surely looks delicious! I love lasagna but the preparation time is so long, I'd rather buy haha...

    Dana's Mommy said...

    I'll love to try this yummy lasagna recipe soon! Looks too delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ai Sakura said...

    Rina: haha actually not that bad since it's baked! just have to prep the ingredients and shove it in the oven ;p

    Dana: no worries hope you will like it!

    Theresa said...

    I love lasagna! I have never heard of using cream of mushroom in a recipe for it though. I will certainly have to give it a try on my next round of lasagna for dinner!

    Julie Maloney said...

    Sounds easy enough, I'll try it!

    MamaJ said...

    I always thought lasagna was difficult to do, didn't know you could rope in cream of mushroom to simplify it!