Double DON Lasagne

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Serves
8-10
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You don’t need to be in Italy to know how a perfect lasagne is done! Try our delicious DON lasagne with chorizo and ham – perfect for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 830mL peeled plum tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • DON Chorizo, skinned and sliced diagonally
  • DON English Style Thinly Sliced Leg Ham
  • Fresh lasagne sheets
  • 500g fresh ricotta
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a pan, heat olive oil over stovetop and panfry chorizo for 1 minute or until half-cooked. Set aside and drain on paper towel.
  3. To create the sauce, warm 3 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. butter in a saucepan. Stir in garlic, onion, celery, carrot, parsley and chilli. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are completely soft.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and chicken stock. Cover partially and simmer for 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in another tbsp. of olive oil.
  7. In a baking dish, cover the base with a layer of sauce. Continue layering in the following order: lasagne sheets, sauce, crumbled ricotta, sprinkled parmesan, scattered basil leaves, DON English Style Thinly Sliced Leg Ham and more lasagne sheets. Repeat each layer another 4 times.
  8. For the top layer, spread sauce, and add chorizo and ricotta sparingly. Sprinkle with mozzarella, parmesan and basil leaves. Cook for 20-30 minutes.