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Easy Lasagne Recipe

How to make Lasagne with Readymade Jar Sauce

This easy lasagne recipe is perfect for times when you simply don't have the time to spend in the kitchen. 

Easy Lasagne Recipe. Lasagne with ready made sauce. Pictured served with salad.

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Perfect for students, busy mums and dads or days when you just don't have time.

I'm not usually a fan of those jars of ready-made sauces but it has to be said I think most of them have come a long way from the over salty and sugary thick gluey-like sauces they were a while back.

So armed with a big jar of Dolmio Lasagne Sauce - I used their Tomato, Roasted Onion and Garlic Sauce for lasagne and a big jar of Dolmio Lasagne White Sauce this was ready in no time and it actually tasted really good.

No need for a recipe because it tells you all this on the jar. However, I couldn't help myself and I added a pinch of dried oregano and black pepper.

Using a mixture of pork and beef mince gives the lasagne much more flavour and I really urge you to try it, ask Gordon Ramsay, he's the one that told me!

Ingredients in this recipe

  • 1 x 500g jar of Dolmio red sauce for lasagne - or your favorite lasagne red sauce
  • 1 x 470g jar Dolmio white sauce for lasagne
  • 250g minced pork - 5% fat
  • 250g minced beef - 5% fat
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • pinch black pepper
Easy lasagne recipe with ready made sauces.

Just brown a mixture of half pork and half beef mince, when that's nicely cooked just add the tomato sauce. Stir well and continue to cook for about 10 minutes or so.

As I say, I couldn't help pouring in a small glass of red wine since I think it adds to the flavour along with a pinch of dried oregano and a good pinch of black pepper.

Using ready-made fresh lasagne sheets (made with free-range eggs, please) just layer lasagne, tomato sauce followed by a layer of white sauce and repeat making sure you finish with a lasagne sheet.

Then, top that with the rest of the white sauce and a layer of grated cheese.

Bake in a preheated oven 180°C/350°F or Gas 4 for about 35 minutes.

Can you freeze lasagne?

You can, of course, freeze your cooked lasagne just as long as it's fully defrosted before reheating till piping hot it will be fine. I find it's best reheated in a microwave, that way it doesn't dry out.

Quick and easy lasagne recipe

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Yield: 4
Author: Jan Bennett
Easy Lasagne Recipe

Easy Lasagne Recipe

If you can't get the sauce I used just use a jar of your favourite lasagne red sauce.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • 1 x 500g jar of Dolmio red sauce for lasagne
  • 1 x 470g jar Dolmio white sauce for lasagne
  • 250g minced pork - 5% fat
  • 250g minced beef - 5% fat
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • pinch black pepper


Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F or Gas 4
  1. Brown 500g mixture of minced pork and beef for approx 15 minutes until cooked through.
  2. Add the Dolmio red sauce and the oregano and black pepper and stir through making sure it's all nice hot.
  3. Coat the base of an ovenproof dish with a layer of the meat sauce.
  4. Cover that with one layer of lasagna sheets and add a layer of white sauce straight from the jar (no need to heat it).
  5. Repeat the layering process with the remaining ingredients but aim to finish with white sauce.
  6. Sprinkle over the grated cheese.
  7. Pop the lasagne into a preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes until it's piping hot and a light golden brown.
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