I woke up one day with an urge to make little individual lasagna’s and had to try it out! I had an idea in my head of the kind of lasagna I wanted to make, but searched online for lasagna recipes just to get a general idea of what all should go into it. Unfortunately, most of the recipes were elaborate or had a bunch of ingredients that I either didn’t like (mushrooms) or thought were completely unnecessary. So, I just decided to do my own thing and surprisingly it turn out amazing on the first try! Hooray! So here it is, so easy to make and even easier to eat (once cooled, if you can wait that long!). It’s always best if you tweak it to fit your own likes and dislikes (I won’t hold it against you if you add mushrooms) and measurements are always approximate!
You’ll see I’ve used my recipes for meat sauce and white (cheese) sauce because they fit perfectly and taste amazing together!
What you Need:
-1-2 cups grated cheese (white cheddar is my favourite)
-2 balls of authentic mozzarella cheese cut into slices
-lasagna noodles (fresh, hard or uncooked)
What to Do:
Preheat the oven to about 190-200 C (gas mark 5-6) or 375-392 F.
Make the meat sauce and white sauce and set aside with the grated cheese and sliced mozzarella.
If you have hard or uncooked lasagna noodles, boil in salted water until just soft (still al dente), then remove from water and set aside.
If you have fresh lasagna noodles, dip for a few minutes in warm salted water just before layering.
Choose an oven proof casserole dish of your choice (size and shape). You could also make individual lasagnas by using ramekins and cutting the lasagna noodles to fit.
Add the meat sauce to the bottom of the dish or dishes of your choice, then add a layer of lasagna noodles (if you pre-cooked the noodles, you may need to dip in warm salty water just before layering). The key is for the lasagna noodles to be partially cooked, so they will be flexible for layering, but still able to absorb the sauces and finish cooking in the oven.
Add the white sauce on top of the noodles and layer with some of the grated cheese and the sliced mozzarella, then cover with another layer of lasagna. Add more meat sauce and continue layering until your dish is filled. Add all extra cheese on top and place n the oven.
Cook for 30 minutes or so, until the cheese on top goes brown and bubbly. Remove from oven, allow to cool, then serve!