Store Cupboard Lasagne Pie

Wednesday 31 August 2011

During the week I like to cook things that are quick and easy most of the time . . . unless we are having company. That leaves me more time to do things like paint, or sew . . . or just laze around. ahem . . .

Okay, I bake too. I love to bake. I often bake . . . cakes and cookies and other delectables. *blush*

I love dishes that use ingredients that I always have in my store cupboard. I always keep a package of fresh lasagne sheets in the freezer and pasta sauces on the shelves of my larder. I also usually have ham and olives and cheese in the fridge.

Just the right things to throw together this tasty Store Cupboard Lasagne Pie! Easy does it! It goes together lickety split and you can have it on the table in less than 45 minutes tops.
All you need is a salad to go along with it and perhaps some crusty bread and you have one happy family.

They'll think you slaved all day . . . but only you and I will know how very little effort it took. Delicious! (I think we all have a few lazy recipes up our sleeves, truth be told, and this is one of mine!)

*Store Cupboard Lasagne Pie*
Serves 4
Printable RecipeLink

Quick, easy and oh so delicious!

150g pack of fresh lasagne sheets (1/2 pound)
1 (350g) jar of tomato basil and garlic pasta sauce (about 2 cups)
(I like Napolina, it tastes most like the Prego sauce from home.)
1 (350g) jar of white sauce for lasagne (about 2 cups)
a good handful of marinated green olives, halved
8 slices of baked ham
2 ounces of grated cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)
2 ounces grated mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
2 heaped dessertspoons of finely grated parmesan cheese
freshly grated black pepper

Put the lasagne sheets in a large bowl and pour boiling water over top. Leave for five minutes and then drain. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.

Mix all the cheeses together in a bowl. Set aside.

Spoon a couple of spoonfuls of tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Lay on three lasagna sheets crosswise to cover. Spread another dollop of sauce over top. Top with half of the ham. Spoon over a couple of dollops of the white sauce. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the cheese and the olives. Lay another three lasagna sheets over top and repeat with the tomato sauce, remaining ham,white sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese and olives. Top with a final 3 lasagne sheets and then spoon on a few more dollops of tomato sauce, the white sauce, the remaining cheese and olives. Give a good grind of black pepper.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and the whole thing is bubbling. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.

Cooking in The Cottage today, an Old Fashioned Escalloped Macaroni and Cheese!


  1. oh Marie this looks good.I love it in the round dish too, beautiful.I hope you're having a good week, lots of painting and lots of sewing,, and lots of cookies too.I'm a cookie hound too, always ahve to have some in thehouse,, I don't like store bought, I only like homemade,,if I'm wasting the calories on cookies I want my own.

  2. ok.. i'm hungry now and it's only 9:30 a.m. !!!!!!!!
    i will make that dish soon..

  3. What a GREAT recipe idea Marie and perfect for us when we have no B and B guests with us too ~ so it goes on to my "to try" list! Have a great week but don't work too hard!
    I have been invited out for lunch today ~ looking forward to being cooked for by someone else!

  4. This looks lovely! The photos are great, and anything made from the store cupboard is always a winner in my book! x

  5. This looks really nice Marie and I may have to give it a go even though it's not how I normally make lasagna. My Sicilian mother never put white sauce into lasagna. In fact, I'd never even heard of using white sauce in it until I came over here. We use a meat sauce...beef mince, browned and then added to the tomato sauce (my mother makes her own), and ricotta cheese with an egg mixed into it and of course, the lasagna sheets...and sprinkled with mozzarella and parmesan...yum. However, the more I keep looking at your pictures, the more I want to make this!

  6. What a neat idea to make a lasagna pie shaped:)Genius!
    I have the noodles you don't have to bake..Perhaps I would try your 5 minute soak bath to get them pliable.:)

    Thank you Marie..

  7. OOooooO! This sounds like it is right up my alley.
    In the summer I dont have alot of time for cooking, so I need fast supper recipes.
    And italian is always a bit hit in this house:)

  8. I'm Carlotta and I'm italian and I'm not sure these two recipes are
    Delicious blog anyway!

  9. Lasagne is a very popular dish over here Carlotta, as is Macaroni and cheese. Agreed they are not traditional, but England today is a delicious melting pot of many cultures and flavours, as well as many traditional dishes. Thanks for your comments. I do try to make this a delicious place to visit!

  10. I love lasagne Marie and we always make at home, this recipe would be absolutely nice to night! LOL, send you blessings and love, xxgloria


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