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Pork and Fennel Cheat’s Lasagne by Donna Hay

Fri, 15 July 2016 4:42PM


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This comforting recipe by Donna Hay gives a twist to an all-time favourite pasta dish.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 800g pork and fennel sausages, cases removed and meat torn
  • 2 x 400g cans cherry tomatoes
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 500g mascarpone
  • 1½ cup (120g) finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • 8 fresh lasagne sheets, halved and blanched

How to:

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the sausage meat and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes.

Step 2:

Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for a further 15 minutes or until reduced.

Step 3:

Place the mascarpone, parmesan and water in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Step 4:

Place 2 lasagne sheet halves in the base of 4 x lightly greased 2-cup- capacity (500ml) ovenproof dishes. Layer each with ½ cup of the pork mixture, 1 lasagne sheet half, another ½ cup of the pork mixture and 1 lasagne sheet half.

Step 5:

Top with the mascarpone mixture. Place the lasagne on an oven tray and cook for 8–10 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with extra parmesan to serve. Makes 4.

Want more recipes by Donna Hay? Try these!

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  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 08:35pm

    Another great recipe from Donna Hay. Looks so lip smackingly delicious.

  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 09:45pm

    Yum, I love lasagna

  • Posted by: MelissaFay89 Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 10:58pm

    These look yum!

  • Posted by: beccha77 Master Fan // Sat, 16 July 2016 06:47pm

    Truly delicious! ! The Pork and Fennel cheats lasagne recipe by Donna Hay sounds and looks amazing I love making a great lasagne and will have to create this deluxe recipe!

  • Posted by: lovetoplay Master Fan // Sun, 17 July 2016 08:10pm

    Donna Hay has some great recipes!

  • Posted by: happydays Master Fan // Thu, 27 October 2016 10:54pm

    I love Donna Hay’s recipes, they’re always delicious and pretty easy to make!

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