How to layer a lasagne

Bolognese, pasta, white sauce, bolognese, pasta, white sauce… Learn how to layer a lasagne with our simple steps – including an easy video tutorial.

And if you’re in need of the perfect layered lasagne recipe too, then we have plenty of lasagne recipes for you to choose from, including classic and vegetarian versions, as well as the ultimate vegan lasagne.

How to layer a lasagne

How to layer a lasagne…

The trick to creating a structurally sound bake is all in the layering. This is a time when you need to be organised, so make sure you have all three elements of the lasagne laid out in front of you before you start:

The bolognese sauce.

The béchamel sauce.

The pasta sheets.

  1. First, spread an even layer of bolognese sauce over the base of an oven-proof dish.
  2. Then, place a single layer of pasta sheets on top. You may need to break up some of the sheets into smaller pieces to ensure they fit.
  3. Next, spread over a layer of the white sauce (or béchamel) and repeat the process until both sauces are used up.
  4. Finish with a layer of bolognese or white sauce – whichever you have left – and sprinkle with cheese (we like parmesan and cheddar).

Tip: take care not to be too generous with each layer of sauce, or you’ll end up with a sloppy mess when you try to serve it.

Tip: want a really rich bolognese sauce? You could try Felicity Cloake’s bolognese version, which contains chicken livers.

Want to see that in action? Check out our easy-to-follow video too, for a tutorial on how to layer a lasagne perfectly.

Remember to take a look at our 15 best-ever lasagne recipes for next time. 

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