So I got to thinking about it the other day - something easy with a few ingredients - but you can still be creative.
I came up with this. If you make your own pasta, it doesn't take much longer to make it - but not everyone does so I thought I'd road-test the pre-fab type (I'd never had it before this point!). You could also pre-make them and put them in the fridge overnight and through the next day and pop into the oven when you get home/at prescribed time.
If you don't like italian sausage - substitute with any sausage that you love - even soy ones!
Now my friends, I made two at a time, because this is how I roll. I like to have a stash of food for another lazy or busy day - feel free to cut the ingredients in half..
700 g italian sausages
150 g ricotta cheese
250 g tasty cheese
2 x 500g jars pasta sauce
200 ml water
Pre-made bechamel sauce OR
1/4 cup plain flour
400 ml milk
Preheat oven to 200 degrees c
Mix your pasta sauce with the water, spoon about 1/5th of it on the bottom of your baking dish and set aside.
Flatten out lasagne sheet and spread ricotta on with a knife
Sprinkle a small handful of tasty cheese over it (or get the kids to)
Skin your sausages by 'gutting them' - edge tip of your knife under the skin at one end, the knife blade facing upwards, continue along to the end, and then peel back the skin. Place in a row along the centre of the lasagne sheet.
Roll up lasagne sheet around the sausage. Cut into lengths to fit your casserole dish. Continue until done.
Pour the rest of your pasta sauce over the top and then top with your bechamel* and remainder of your cheese.
Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
*to make your own bechamel, melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat and have a metal whisk and milk on standby.
Add flour and a little milk and whisk until it thickens, keep adding milk and whisking whilst it thickens and so on until all milk is in the pan.
So my friends, if you're feeling you've got a bit of 'Monday-itis' happening - this could be your saviour!
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