Cheesy Penne Lasagna

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8-10 people


40 minutes


500g beef mince
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup red wine
4 cups passata
500g cooked penne
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella, split
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Chopped parsley

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!


  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!