Cheesy Penne Lasagna
Recipe type: Lasagna
Cuisine: American
No bother fussing to make a béchamel or cooking lasagna noodles! Layered bolognese with creamy coated penne bakes up beautifully for an easy spin on a lasagna!
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ⅓ cup red wine
  • 4 cups passata
  • 500g cooked penne
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella, split
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Chopped parsley
  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add mince, breaking apart with a spoon and brown.
  2. Stir in tomato paste until coated. Cook for 2 minutes. Add red wine scraping the bottom of the pan to release the bits. Let reduce by half.
  3. Add the passata, salt, pepper and oregano. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until thickened.
  4. In a large bowl mix penne, ricotta cheese, half the mozzarella, parmesan, salt, pepper and cream.
  5. Layer bolognese into a dish, topped with pasta, more bolognese and finish with pasta later. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake covered in a 180ºF oven for 30 minutes. Grill for 5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Enjoy!
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