Lamb & potato bake

Lamb & potato bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic combination of flavours for a comforting family meal, with just five ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
665
protein
31g
carbs
50g
fat
39g
saturates
15g
fibre
4g
sugar
14g
salt
3.05g

Ingredients

  • 700g potatoes
  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 660g jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 350g pot ready-made cheese sauce or white sauce
  • PLUS 1 tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 10-12 mins or until half-cooked. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Brown the mince in 2 batches, breaking up any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon. Tip all the mince back into the pan, add the cinnamon and fry for 1 min. Pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 mins. Slice the potatoes as thinly as you can without breaking the slices.
  3. Layer the mince and potatoes in a 1.5-litre baking dish. Season each layer and finish with a layer of potatoes. Spread the cheese or white sauce on top and bake for 35 mins until golden and the potatoes are tender.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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Declansmum's picture
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When I made this I used a jar of passata and home made cheese sauce, gorgrous

Declansmum's picture
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Just made this for a family dinner, it was quick, easy and most of all delicious :-)

tangled's picture
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My husband absolutely loved this as did i and our children.. I am defiantly going to make this again. Next time I would add more pasta sauce, I used a tomato and garlic sauce was lovely adding a bit of garlic to it..

chann100590's picture
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Made this tonight but made it my own with mince, peas and carrots and bolognese sauce then chopped the potatoes and added loads of cheese on top.
Mmmm scrumptious!!

helenmonckon's picture
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Why oh why would you buy a jar of pasta sauce and a tub of ready made cheese sauce for this recipe. You may as well go to Markies save yourself 2 hours in the kitchen and buy a ready made Mousakka.

I made this with home made tomato and white sauce and it was a great alternative to a Shepherds pie!

louisa22's picture
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This was nice for a change. I made my own cheese sauce, and used tinned tomatoes with added onion, garlic and celery to the lamb.

stesar's picture
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I did the Lamb, potato & pea curry, it was lovely. I made the day before & I had clean plates all round.

maxinesfood's picture

A very straightforward and tasty meal. I used mince beef instead though, as the shop had run out of mince lamb! Still incredibly good, throughly recommend.

kizza123's picture
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A great meal, I added some chillies and everyone loved it.A wonderful family dinner.

effie1's picture
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a quick tasty recipe but I did add onions and garlic to it

mickyj's picture

this a fantastic easy and very tasty meal . one me and my eldest daughter do a lot . and some veg to mince for extra taste

jhales's picture
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Really nice recipe, I will try making my own white/cheese sauce next time but very tasty.

lurvlyloz's picture
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as a quick shop bought sauce style reciepe i think this is great. i am quite new to lamb mince i will next time just make bolognese with lamb mine rather than shop boguht sauce. the boyf loved it.

tphotiou's picture
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Very nice and very easy recipe. In the meat I added some Worcestershire sauce and mild chilli powder to add a bit more flavour. I also finished off the top with some breadcrumbs to give it some crunch. Overall, a very successful recipe.

cloclo's picture
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I actually meant to give it 3 stars....

cloclo's picture
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Omitted cinnamon and added loads of garlic instead. Two out of four of us disliked it, but the other two loved it (if up to me I would've rated 5 stars). Definitely needed a bit of salt on the potatoes. Served with cooked mixed leave, sweetcorn, peas and garlic bread. Would make again for two of us that enjoyed it. But will try making a simple dauhpinoise with the white sauce and the potoatoes as a side dish.

bethocallaghan's picture
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With shop bought sauces I don't think seasoning is needed between each layer - would be too salty - at least for me.

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