Cameron goes Italian with ‘Dad’s Best Lasagne’

G’day dads great to have you back! Welcome to Cooking with Cameron on the Fathering Channel, all the way from my abode in Tassie.

This week I am going all out Italian! I have the best recipe for an amazing rich tasting lasagne that the whole family will love.

Plus, the kids can help with a few of the preparation tasks – or, get them to decorate the table with a few candles and red serviettes for fun.

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Recipe for Dad’s Best Lasagne

Rich Meat Sauce
Serves 4 
Prep time – 20min 
Cook time - meat – 1hr, lasagne– 45min, white sauce – 20min 


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 30g butter
  • 500g minced steak
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 300ml tomato sauce
  • 1/2 bulb garlic
  • Good shake of Italian mixed herbs
  • Lasagne sheets

White sauce ingredients:

  • 50g butter
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk


Heat oil and butter in large pan, add meat, mash well. Stir eat until dark golden brown, add onion and mushrooms, sauté 5 minutes. Add wine and crumbled stock cube, stir until combined. Return pan in heat, stir until sauce boils and thickens. Add tomato sauce, garlic, Italian herbs; mix well. Reduce heat, simmer, covered 1 hour or until sauce is thick.  

White Sauce:

Melt butter and mix in flour. Remove from heat and slowly add in the milk. Continuing to stir. Once mixed bring back to the heat and boil. Stir until thickens. Add nutmeg and cheese. Mix off the heat. 

Lasagne – preparation list

Pre heat oven to 160c  
Lay sheets, meat sauce. Sheets, white sauce, meat sauce. Repeat then top with cheese.



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