Cheese & bacon lasagne

Cheese & bacon lasagne

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(83 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 onion, halved and thinly sliced
    Onion

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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 tsp dried 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 leaf, 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

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  • 50g each butter and plain flour
    Butter

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  • 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.

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cblampied
2nd Oct, 2011
4.05
I enjoyed making this and thought it tasted great, although I am not sure I like parmesan so I will try it with cheddar next time. I also added chicken as well as I was cooking for meat lovers
kvt396k
25th Sep, 2011
This is my very favourite lasagne recipe. Much tastier and easier to prepare than a traditional lasage and all the family love is which is a bonus.
flirtinflight
12th Sep, 2011
5.05
So delicious, even my toddler enjoyed it. Went down a treat when we had company round for dinner. Will cook again!
rrooke
3rd Sep, 2011
4.05
Imade this tonight & it was really tasty & a nice change from minced beef. I made a few small changes to it according to what I had in cupboard/freezer. I used a combination150g of non-smoked backed bacon & 150g of smoked. I also added mushrooms to bulk it out a bit. I used dried basil as I had no fresh & I used cheddar instead of parmesan as it was all I had. We all enjoyed it even my extremely fussy 3 year old who had seconds!
tamora
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
Tried this on Saturday. Delicious - husband and 3 teenage children all moved to comment! Simple, quick and cheap to make too.
kerryyaxley
22nd Jul, 2011
5.05
We all loved this and all came up with ideas for extra veg in it. Trying it again next week with mushrooms and spinach.
chinnymummy
8th Jul, 2011
5.05
I made this for my family and it was really easy to make and got rave reviews! I'll definitely be making this again!
home2corby
17th Jun, 2011
5.05
Sorry thought I'd add I've yet to make it with fresh pasta & 20 Basil leaves!!
home2corby
17th Jun, 2011
5.05
Made this dish a few times & is a winner with the family ~ made different versions of tom sauce adding carrott & celery or mushrooms. Extra Bacon and cheese always appreciated!! would recommend
evegeorgina
6th May, 2011
5.05
We had this for our supper last night, my cooking skills aren't up to much, but this came out perfect. I reduced the quantity and only did two layers instead of 3 as only two eating but next time i'll probably do the full batch so got more leftovers as the night after I have cravings for it again. Oh and I didn't have enough parmesan so added some very strong mature cheddar which worked very well. Thanks for the recipe.

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