Ham & olive lasagne

Ham & olive lasagne

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
When all you really want is a plateful of comforting lasagne - this version is on the table in 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal346
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.52g
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  • 250g fresh lasagne sheets
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato with herbs



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 8 slices ham
  • generous handful green olives
  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 150g pot mild natural yogurt (bio works well)



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 50g cheddar, grated, plus a handful extra for the top



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the lasagne sheets into a large bowl and pour over just-boiled water. Leave to soak for 5 mins, then drain. Meanwhile, heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan, then fry the garlic for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, then simmer for 5 mins until reduced a little. Season to taste, then tip into a bowl.

  2. Layer the pasta sheets, ham (keep this in slices), tomato sauce and olives in the pan, making sure you have a few olives and some sauce on the top. Don’t be too neat about it, crumple the ham and let the pasta fold around the sauce and olives.

  3. Beat the eggs, yogurt and most of the cheese together in a jug, season with salt and pepper, then pour over the pasta. Top with extra cheese and black pepper, then bake for about 15 mins until the cheese is golden and the topping is set. Serve with a salad.

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17th Mar, 2013
brianmellor's picture
15th Dec, 2012
I have made this a few times now, I add chilli flakes and Italian seasoning to the chopped tomatoes to give it a kick. I also pad the lasagne out with layers of mushrooms, very nice.
29th Jul, 2012
I didn't really enjoy this recipe. I didn't think the ham was a strong enough ingredient to give this dish the flavour it required. The olive taste appeared overbearing and didn't seem to suit. Unfortunately I scrapped the main ingredients out as I was finding it hard to eat. I did like the the topping though.
hungry4life's picture
22nd Feb, 2012
Easy to make indeed. Could use parmezan instead of cheddar. I used an oven dish as well and it turned out just fine. There's something missing though and I can't tell what it is... Maybe I prefer richer tastes.
27th Sep, 2011
This dish is a good one. I used an oven dish as opposed to a pan. Both myself and partner really enjoyed this - fun to make also!
15th Jan, 2011
Just made for my husband and nephew and we all loved it! Used a cake tin as I didn't have a frying pan that could go in the oven.
8th Nov, 2010
I don't know if my frying pan is oven proof, can I use a normal oven proof dish instead?
19th Jul, 2010
This is a real family favourite - I've made it several times and it's always a hit. Nice version of lasagne with a fraction of the calories of the "real" one!
2nd Feb, 2009
Very tasty - definitely one to add to my favourites. I'm not keen on hot olives so replaced them with pre-cooked sliced mushrooms, which worked rather nicely.
13th Dec, 2008
Simple and easy. Very popular with all the family.The second time I made it I had run out of tinned tomatoes and so used tomato pasta sauce which made it less runny.


28th Apr, 2017
Is it possible to swap fresh lasagne for dry lasagne and how would the cooking/times need to be adjusted?
goodfoodteam's picture
5th May, 2017
Thanks for your question. This recipe was designed with speedier cooking in mind and will give best results if not given a longer time in the oven, as would be needed for dried pasta. We've got lots of lasagne recipes here using dried sheets: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/search/recipes?query=lasagne
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