Extra cheesy leek and bacon lasagne recipe

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Triple tested: This new twist on lasagne is so moreish and makes a great change from the classic version. Plus it's only 88p per person. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

Serves6
SkillMedium
Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories516 Kcal26%
Fat36 g51%
Saturated Fat18 g90%

Triple tested: This new twist on lasagne is so moreish and makes a great change from the classic version. Plus it's only 88p per person. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

Ingredients

1tbsp olive oil

3 medium leeks, sliced

250g rashers streaky bacon or pancetta

Knob of butter

200g mushrooms, sliced

300g

bag spinach

150g green beans, trimmed

and cut into 3cm lengths

6-8 sheets dried egg lasagne

125g mozzarella, torn

For the sauce

50g butter

50g plain flour

750ml full-fat milk

2tsp English mustard

100g Cheddar cheese, grated

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Method

  1. Heat oven to Mark 3/170°C. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the leeks and fry on a medium heat for 5 mins, then add the bacon and fry for 3-4 mins until crispy and golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add a knob of butter to the pan and fry the mushrooms on a medium high heat for 2-3 mins until golden. Add the spinach and cook for2-3 mins until wilted. Return the leeks and bacon to the pan and toss together with the greenbeans to mix. Season with pepper and remove from heat.
  3. For the cheesesauce, melt the butter in a large pan, then stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 mins on a low heat stirring all the time. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring after each addition until smooth. Add the mustard and stir for 2-3 mins until it begins to thicken. Add the Cheddar, stir well and season.
  4. Spoon a third of the bacon and veg mix into a 1.5-litre ovenproof dish, top with a layer of lasagne sheets and pour over a third of the sauce. Repeat twice, finishing with a layer of sauce. Arrange the mozzarella on top and season with pepper. Put the dish on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins until bubbling and cooked through.