This quick lasagne is a cheaty version of the time-consuming layered lasagne that we’ve all grown to love. Without the heavy bechamel sauce it feels so much lighter and fresher, especially with the creaminess of the ricotta playing a star role in it’s place.
While my family are huge fans of lasagne, I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of how tedious it can sometimes feel to bring the original version together. I’m always left with dirty pots and pans from bechamel making, bolognese creating, and I need a lie-down after any lasagne adventure.
So, I’m all for this cheat’s version. It’s easy to throw together, just as tasty, and is done and dusted in well under an hour. I alternate between a vegetarian version (with spinach and ricotta tortellini) and a beef version, it really can be created to suit your family. I think it would be delicious with a pumpkin tortellini too. Yum!
I don’t know about you, but we’re at the tail-end of school holidays here with school going back tomorrow, and I’m completely run out of steam with playing chef for the kids. Lulu has become quite adept at manning the air-fryer and fish and chips on the beach has called our names many times as the perfect dinner solution. This cheaty lasagne felt like quite the achievement after the long sunny days we’ve had, and when Shane walked in from work at 7pm, he straight away wanted to know what smelled so dang good. Lasagne does the job.
Serve with a fresh a garden salad, or even a rocket and parmesan salad, or do the even lazier version, and serve on it’s own. I used the Rana tortellini from Woolworths simply because it was on special, but you can use whatever works for your budget and tastes.Print