Lasagne Al Forno

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Lasagne Al Forno

This recipe was taken from the handwritten archives and was particularly badly damaged. We're pleased to have saved this marvellous dish from being lost.

30 minutes
2 hours


Meat Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ oz Flour
  • 1lb Lean Minced Beef
  • 1oz Chopped Streaky Bacon
  • 8oz Chopped Onions
  • ½ pint Beef Stock
  • 4 sticks Celery , chopped
  • 3 ½ oz can Tomato Puree
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Herbs
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Redcurrant Jelly

White Sauce

  • 1 ½oz Butter
  • 1 ½oz Flour
  • ½ teaspoon of made mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 pint of Milk
  • 4oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 4oz Emmenthal Cheese (grated with cheddar)
  • ½oz Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • 5oz uncooked Lasagne


  1. Place mince in pan with bacon and fry until browned. Add onions and celery and cook for five minutes. Stir in remaining meat sauce ingredients, bring to boil, cover and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Melt butter in a large pan and stir in flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes and then add milk and cook until sauce is formed. Add mustard and check seasoning.
  3. In shallow 3 and a half pint casserole put 1 third of meat sauce, 1 third white sauce, 1 third of cheese and half the lasagne. Repeat again, then final layer of meat sauce, white sauce and cheese, then grated parmesan. Leave to go cold.
  4. cook when required at gas 4, 350F, 180C for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown.