Cheese & bacon lasagne

Cheese & bacon lasagne

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(84 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal425
  • fat22g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt3.03g
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Ingredients

  • 3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
    Onion

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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 1 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

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  • 300g pack lean smoked back bacon, chopped
    Bacon

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  • 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

    Milk

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  • 50g each butter and plain flour
    Butter

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  • generous grating fresh nutmeg
    Nutmeg

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  • 50g grated parmesan
    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.

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sgcookie
18th Apr, 2012
5.05
Great! Everybody loves it. I add the cubes of mozzarella sprinkled over each layer of the sauce.
janelow
26th Mar, 2012
5.05
Tried this for the first time tonight and it was an instant hit with the family. I too added baby spinach to bulk it out with an extra veg! Delicious mid week supper which everyone is already asking when I can cook it again! Yum yum!!
dunnepearl36
18th Feb, 2012
4.05
Enjoyed this recipe and will cook again. I purchased cooking bacon from my supermarket which made it more economical and added some sliced peppers and mushrooms to give it more bulk. As there are only 2 of us I divided the mixture between 2 dishes and froze one to eat next week.
peony1
18th Jan, 2012
4.05
So simple my 4 year old was telling me how to make it. I'm not a huge fan of lasagne but this was really nice.
donnacha
12th Jan, 2012
4.05
Very nice dish, and fairly easy to do too. I did think there was too much juice after cooking though, but aside from that, delish!
jorjeth
11th Jan, 2012
5.05
Absolutely delicious!
emzzielou2012
30th Dec, 2011
im about to try this but going to use pork mince too. bought the lasagne sauces by dolmeo and was going to cheat but saw this so ill ust tins of chopped tomatoes but not got oregano or basil so will use mixed herbs and bacon and mince... (still cheating with dolmeo white sauce tho lol) fingers crossed this works out :) sounds DELISH tho will rate it when i done to let ya all know how it works out :) xxx
evanshayleyleanne
11th Dec, 2011
3.05
This is nice- but I have made other variations of lasagne that I prefer.
danbinks75
3rd Dec, 2011
3.05
Tasty, but dish size was a problem, and the ingredients didn't stretch as far as I anticipated.
adellehart
21st Nov, 2011
Yummy, I took note of other people's suggestions and added mushrooms and a bag of baby spinach. I also added 2 cloves of garlic to the onions, a splash of red wine with the tomatoes along with a teaspoon of sugar, added about 25g of parmesan into the white sauce and dotted the top of the lasagna with sliced tomato. Served 2 adults and an 18 month old with the same again left over.

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