This Cheat’s Lasagne is on high rotation at our house not just because it’s easy to cook but it’s super tasty and freezer friendly making it a family favourite.  This Cheat’s Lasagne is one of my freezer meal staples, I often double the recipe just to have enough left over to freeze for another night.

I love to cook but I’m no foodie or a fancy creative chef and quite often I just don’t have the time.  When I find a recipe that has any of the words cheat, no fuss, simple, one pot or easy in the title than it goes straight to the top of the list of new recipes for me to try.  If you’re like me and looking for quick easy dinner solutions that the family will eat than you must try this Cheat’s lasagne.

How to Make My Cheat’s Lasagne?

Cheat's Lasagne

Course Main Course


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced garlic
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, trimmed and diced
  • 1 tbs thyme leaves or rosemary
  • 300 g extra lean beef mince
  • 400 g can of diced tomatoes
  • 310 ml water
  • 5 dreid lasagne sheets or 80g of any pasta you have on hand
  • 100 g grated cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large deep ovenproof frying pan.

  2. Cook the onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, celery and thyme, stirring for 10 minutes or until browned.

  3. Add the mince and and cook until browned, breaking up any large lumps.

  4. Stir in the tomato and water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil.

  5. Break up the lasagne sheets and push them into the beef mixture, making sure they are covered. 

  6. Reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender and the sauce has thickened.

  7. Top with grated cheese and place under the grill until the cheese is golden.

I hope your family enjoys my cheat’s lasagne as much as we do. Don’t forget to freeze a few serves of cheat’s lasagne to save you on a busy night or spoil yourself and take it for lunch.

If you’re interested in more of my easy recipes you can see more here.

Happy cooking


Bernadette is an entrepreneur, blogger, primary school teacher and most importantly a mother. She explores various topics related to parenting, every day life (recipes, craft ideas, organising tips) and of course including fun into your life on her blog So Freaking Organised. Connect with her over on her Facebook Group So Freaking Organised Community, her Facebook Page or her Instagram account.



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