Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comThe first time I made this lasagna, I made 6 layers. It was very nice but in subsequent cookings I decided to simplify it into 3 layers. You can add more layers if you wish and more cheese if you wish. You can also omit the peas if you don’t fancy them. Our schools are closed today…SNOW DAY…but the sun is actually out and it’s much more pleasant now.  I wish you a pleasant day. I am planning to make lasagna for dinner tonight.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.com

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comPreheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC) ten minutes before using.. Brush or spray the inside of a 9 x 13 inch (23x 33cm) baking dish with olive oil. Cook the 14 lasagna sheets (noodles) in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions, until al dente. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain again.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comCover the bottom of the baking dish with 4 lasagna sheets (noodles).

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comTop with ⅓ of the mozzarella, then a ⅓ bolognese sauce, then ⅓ the peas, then ⅓ of the Romano or Parmesan cheese.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comCover with 5 overlapping lasagna sheets. Layer the top of the five sheets with ⅓ of the mozzarella, then ⅓ of the bolognese sauce, then ⅓ of the peas, then ⅓ of the Romano or Parmesan cheese, then another 5 overlapping lasagna sheets.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.com_8549Top with the remaining ⅓ of bolognese sauce, ⅓ of the peas ⅓ of the pecorino Romano or Parmesan, ⅓ of the mozzarella, and the parsley. Cover the dish with aluminium foil and ensure it doesn’t touch the lasagna. Bake 20 minutes covered, then remove the foil and bake a further 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas myfavouritepastime.comServe.

Simple Bolognese Lasagna with Peas

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 35-45 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 14  dried lasagna sheets (noodles) (for three layers)
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar or both, divided into three parts
  • Make the bolognese sauce, and divide into three parts (the sauce should be warm or hot not cold and can be made all in advance)
  • 1½ cups grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, divided into three parts
  • ¼ cup finely shredded flat leaf parsley
  • 1½ cups peas, divided into three parts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC ten minutes before using.. Brush or spray the inside of a 9 x 13 inch (23x 33cm) baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Cook the 14 lasagna sheets (noodles) in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions, until al dente. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain again.
  3. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 4 lasagna noodles. Top with of the mozzarella, then a  bolognese sauce, then  the peas, then of the Romano  or Parmesan cheese. Cover with 5 overlapping lasagna sheets.
  4. Layer the top of the five sheets with of the mozzarella, then ⅓ of the bolognese sauce, then of the peas, then of the Romano or Parmesan cheese, then another 5 overlapping lasagna sheets.
  5. Top with the remaining of bolognese sauce, of the peas ⅓ of the pecorino Romano or Parmesan, ⅓ of the mozzarella, and the parsley.
  6. Cover the dish with aluminium foil and ensure it doesn’t touch the lasagna. Bake 20 minutes covered, then remove the foil and bake a further 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Serve.

Points to Note

  1. The first time I made this lasagna, I made 6 layers. It was very nice but in subsequent cookings I decided to simplify it into 3 layers.
  2. You can add more layers if you wish and more cheese if you wish. You can also omit the peas if you don’t fancy them.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

12 thoughts

  1. Excellent recipe. Looks delish! I’ve followed you as your page is very inspiring. I hope you do the same, as you may find mine the same, I practice naked cooking like jamie oliver, I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

  2. Hi Liz – how much snow did you get? We have bunches, at least 6 inches on the ground and more coming tonight. My kids would like this ricotta-less lasagna, they are not big fans of what they call “sandy” cheese. -Kat

    1. Hi Kat
      I took a long break! We have had three huge bouts of snow…today it was raining the whole day. What a slushy and irritating mess. The roads were cleared so I now have a smile on my face!
      Liz

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