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No-bake stovetop beef lasagne

All you need is a stove, a large pan and these lasagne ingredients to brink Italy into your kitchen.

No-bake stovetop beef lasagne  

Serves: 4  //Total time: 1 hour 


Glug of olive oil  
1 onion, chopped 
500g beef mince  
Salt and milled pepper 
1 Tbsp crushed garlic  
2 Tbsp tomato paste  
½ tsp chilli flakes  
1 tsp smoked paprika  
1 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs  
8-10 lasagne sheets, par-cooked 
1 jar (400g) tomato passata or 1 can (400g) tomato purée  
1 ½  cups beef stock  
Juice and zest of 1 lemon  
½ cup each grated mozzarella and cheddar  
Fresh basil leaves, for serving  



  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat and fry onion for 5 minutes or until soft. 
  2. Add mince, breaking into small chunks. Allow mince to caramelise for 5–10 minutes (don’t stir), then season well. 
  3. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, chilli flakes, paprika and herbs, and cook for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add par-cooked lasagne sheets, tomato passata or purée and stock. 
  5. Press the pasta sheets into the liquid to submerge, and bring to a boil. 
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring gently every 5 minutes. (Make sure the pasta is always covered in sauce and not sitting on top.) 
  7. Stir in lemon juice and zest, top with cheese and season. 
  8. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden. 
  9. Serve straight from the pan, garnished with fresh basil. 


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