Simple beef lasagne student recipe

A classic simple student lasagne recipe that’s easy to cook up with just a handful of ingredients.

This student Lasagne recipe can be cooked up from just a few pence a portion with the ingredients below making between 4-6 servings.

Swap out the beef mince for Quorn mince for an easy vegetarian version (or see our full veggie lasagne recipe here.


To make 1 serving

  • Lasagne pasta sheets
  • Beef mince 400 g
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • CarrotsOptional
  • PeppersOptional
  • Onions
  • Mixed herbs
  • Grated cheese
  • White pasta sauceOr make your own with milk, butter and plain flour

How to make simple and cheap lasagna:

  1. Start by prepping the veg: Peel and chop up the onion. Peel and finely dice the carrots and chop the peppers if using.
  2. In a large frying pan, fry the onion in a little oil over a medium-high heat until softened.
  3. Break up the mince and add in to the frying pan and fry until dark browned all over.
  4. Add in the tin of chopped tomatoes and other veg and mix well.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes
  6. Now for the white sauce. You can buy a jar of this for a few pence in budget supermarkets or make your own from a few basic ingredients.
  7. To make your own white sauce, melt two big tablespoons of butter over a medium-low in a sauce pan and add in two tablespoons of flour and mix. Slowly pour in milk while stirring until you’ve a smooth and creamy sauce. You can add some grated cheese for a cheesy lasagne if you wish.
  8. Once both the red meat mix and white sauces are ready, you can make up the lasange in a baking dish.
  9. Start with a layer of meat and top with lasagna pasta sheets.
  10. Add more meat on top and add on some generous spoonfuls of the white sauce.
  11. Repeat!
  12. Pour the remaining white sauce alone over the top for the final layer.
  13. Finish with handfuls of grated cheese.
  14. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 30 or so minutes until the cheese has browned.
  15. Optionally, to finish with a crispy topping, grill the cooked lasagne for 5 or so extra minutes.


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