Cheese & bacon lasagne

Cheese & bacon lasagne

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(90 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

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  • 300g pack lean smoked back bacon, chopped
    Bacon

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    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 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

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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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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.
tooker
4th May, 2011
All family enjoyed my daughter just wanted the onions cutting smaller. Will definitely be doing this dish again
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JossiBakes
5th Apr, 2011
4.05
Looking forward to trying this the weekend. Looks simple to make, which is ideal for me.
clur79
2nd Apr, 2011
4.05
I love this recipe but I like to make it with pancakes rather than lasagne sheets for a slightly lighter feeling dish.
vapeen96
1st Apr, 2011
5.05
best lasagne ever had! i forgot the oregano and nutmeg, yet it was a hit. My wife loved it. It's not that great on the following day, when you reheat though...
wendy1427
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
Gorgeous! The best lasagne i have ever made. Added a bit of garlic and some mushrooms - would probably add more veg next time.
Honeygran
15th Feb, 2011
Had to use dried lasagne, but was delighted with how moist the result was. Can see the potential to add spinach, mushrooms, other veg, but also delicious as it was. Definitely one to be made again.
gilengd
14th Feb, 2011
5.05
Really easy, and with brilliant results. Made it for entertaining and everyone cleaned their plate and had seconds!
frolo743
20th Jan, 2011
4.05
oops, sorry, forgot the stars!
frolo743
20th Jan, 2011
4.05
I made this tonight with the addition of mushrooms & frozen spinach - went down a treat! Definitely a keeper!

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