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Cheese & Bacon Lasagne

Total Calories 2919, Feeds 6 = 487 calories

Prep: 35m, cook: 40m. This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it and recipe can easily be doubled. 3 large onions, thinly sliced (252 calories) 3 tbsp olive oil (369 calories) 1 tsp dried oregano (5 calories) 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes (152 calories) 50g grated Parmesan (208 calories) 300g lean smoked back bacon, chopped (714 calories) 20 basil leaves, roughly torn, plus extra to serve if you like (5 calories) 250g pack fresh egg lasagne (check pack for cooking instructions) (388 calories) 600ml skimmed milk (204 calories) 50g butter (446 calories)

50g plain flour (176 calories) 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. 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.

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. Chill. If eating straight away, bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 40 mins until golden and bubbling. Scatter with basil and serve.

All calories are taken from The UK's top rated diet website | Nutracheck you can also find calories on the NHS website Calorie checker - NHS ( which is also powered by the Nutracheck app.

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