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Lamb & potato bake

Lamb & potato bake

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A classic combination of flavours for a comforting family meal, with just five ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories665
  • fat39g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre4g
  • protein31g
  • salt3.05g
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Ingredients

  • 700g potatoes

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 400g lean lamb mince

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 660g jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 350g pot ready-made cheese sauce or white sauce
  • PLUS 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

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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.

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Comments (24)

fiznlil's picture
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Very good dish for midweek as we work full time. Used jar sauces.
Dry fried the lamb mince, no oil needed and added an onion and a few mushrooms, a couple of handfuls of frozen soya mince to bulk it out for 5 adults and keep cost and fat content down. Cinnamon certainly adds to the flavour. No added salt when layering up, fine for me, OH added more salt at the table.
Think I'll make one to freeze when I've time but make my own cheese sauce for that as I'm not sure if the pre-made sauce will freeze okay.
Also think I'll use this method, but use corned beef with chopped onions, carrots etc and a can of baked beans instead of the lamb sauce to make a sort of corned beef hash bake.

JoP77's picture
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I made this yesterday with some roast lamb leftover from Sunday lunch instead of mince, a tin of chopped tomatoes (added some mixed herbs and a bit of veggie stock cube to it) and made a cheese sauce for the top and I thought it was delicious. I also used some of the leftover roast potatoes, sliced up. Great way to use up leftovers!

bikerbell's picture

We thought this was really nice. I only had a small jar of pasta sauce with Mediterranean veg so used that with half a tin of chopped tomatoes, this worked really well and I would use that again. Missed out the cinnamon and used a good pinch of oregano.

johnjeff's picture

For the Tip above for Lamb, potato and pea curry can you advise regarding the quantity of potato and whether they are added raw or cooked?

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!

fiznlil's picture
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Because I work full time

cshobbs's picture

Another reason for not wanting to buy ready-made sauces and/or a ready prepared moussaka is because I'm a coeliac and need to alter things to suit!

Leats's picture

1) passata sause is better than I can make
2) ditto cheese sauce
3) I am disables and unable to get to a 'Markies'
4) It isn't a moussaka

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.

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