Cheese & bacon lasagne

Cheese & bacon lasagne

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
425
protein
23g
carbs
37g
fat
22g
saturates
9g
fibre
4g
sugar
14g
salt
3.03g

Ingredients

  • 3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 300g pack lean smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes in rich juice
  • 20 basil leaves, roughly torn, plus extra to serve if you like
  • 250g pack fresh egg lasagne (check pack for cooking instructions)

For the white sauce

  • 600ml milk
  • 50g each butter and plain flour
  • generous grating fresh nutmeg
  • 50g grated parmesan

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Method

  1. Fry the onions in the oil for about 15 mins until golden. Add the oregano and bacon and fry for 5 mins more, stirring frequently. Tip in the tomatoes, season and bubble uncovered for 5 mins. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.
  2. Meanwhile, make the white sauce. Pour the milk into a pan and tip in the butter and flour. Whisk continuously over a moderate heat to incorporate the flour, then simmer, stirring until thickened. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  3. Spoon a third of the tomato sauce on the base of a lasagne dish. Top with a third of the lasagne sheets. Then top with a third sauce, a third lasagne, the last of the tomato sauce and finally the last sheets of lasagne. Pour over the white sauce and scatter with the cheese and an extra grating of nutmeg. Chill. If eating straight away, bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 40 mins until golden and bubbling. Scatter with basil, if you like, and serve with a salad and garlic bread.
  4. To freeze, cool completely, then wrap in cling film, then foil. Will store for 3 months. To serve, thaw for 6 hrs in a cool place. Unwrap and bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 50-60 mins until thoroughly heated through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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bettyrose's picture
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Great recipe, easy and a hit with all the family!

sgundlach's picture
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rmellor18's picture
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I bulked it up with some carrots, mushrooms and peppers and put some extra cheddar on the top. Delicious and cheap!

valbuk's picture
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A good standby recipe - easy to make and great for families. I halved the recipe and it made plenty for 3 adults - made the day before and kept covered uncooked in the fridge - it cooked really well and had a good flavour. A lighter lasagne and not as oily as some I have eaten.
I did use dried lasagne sheets - half a pack (about 8 sheets) for the half recipe but decided to pre-cook the sheets to keep it moist. Im adding the recipe to my 'tried,tested and enjoyed' !

valbuk's picture
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A good standby recipe - easy to make and great for families. I halved the recipe and it made plenty for 3 adults - made the day before and kept covered uncooked in the fridge - it cooked really well and had a good flavour. A lighter lasagne and not as oily as some I have eaten.
I did use dried lasagne sheets - half a pack (about 8 sheets) for the half recipe but decided to pre-cook the sheets to keep it moist. Im adding the recipe to my 'tried,tested and enjoyed' !

lucysophie13's picture
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We absolutely loved this - even my bacon hating daughter scraped her plate clean (told her it was ham), also I put mushrooms in which seemed to add extra flavour. There was enough for a couple of meals which we have just reheated and eaten tonight - maybe we are not very fussy, but it tasted fine to me.

Suemarsh079's picture
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I have made this twice now. We really love it. I have passed the recipe on to my friend. She has passed it on to two of her friends. This is a big hit with all of us.

janineclayton's picture
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this didnt work for us at this quantity, usual recipe for lasagna for us means eat half, freeze half for another time, i found this didnt reheat 2nd time round, will do sauce again and use with fresh pasta next time

starbucksluvver's picture

this was delicious and made a lovely change from traditional minced beef or pork lasagne. Everyone loved it.

freestonecj's picture
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As a student, this was great as its cheap to get the ingredients and was very tasty.

lovely x

brianhaynes's picture

Being relatively new to cooking this is my first lasagne, and boy what a success! My wife has always used minced beef prior to this (always delicious) so it made a nice change - very nice and certainly one for the future. As it made such a large dish we divided into four and froze three of the portions to be enjoyed later. I certainly think using fresh pasta is a big plus rather than the leathery dry stuff on offer. Yet another fine recipe from Good Food.

minettc3's picture
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Not a big hit with my family.

karene's picture

A hit! A delicious alternative to the usual beef lasagne. The combination of smoked bacon , tomatoes and cheese is a winner. Will definitely make again (and again...)

simonc1971's picture
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Delish! This is the first lasagne that ive made from scratch. Will absolutly be doing it again.

I calculated that it makes 6 servings - as it doesnt say above.

natalierachel's picture
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This was delicious. Better than the minced beef version.

emmaporter's picture

This looks fabulous. Planning on making it tomorrow. How many portions do you think this is going to make though?

wondermum's picture

Very tasty, made a nice change from my usual lasagne made with mince, in fact my eldest son prefers this one.

kimholt1's picture
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Excellent recdipe - easy and tasty. Added chopped curly kale to sauce as we like more veg.

jburton's picture
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Wow this is lovely. I nice change to the usual lasagne i make with beef.
I did find it hard to find a dish the right size, they were either too big or way too small. I got around this by using spinach (well Chard beet actually, but just as nice) i layered it up with the rest of ingredients, this not only bulked it out but gave it lovely flavour and extra veg. We loved it, the first night i served it simply with Ciabatta stuffed with Mozzarella and garlic, the following day i swerved it with a sliced green pepper, broccoli and cauliflower cheese, Beetroot (sliced) and homegrown carrots (also sliced). All the veg we used is homegrown, lovely. i will definitely be making this a again.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Delicious! This was the first lasagne I ever made and it will definitely be a repeat performance

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