Chicken and Bacon Lasagne with Béchamel Sauce

Our take on a family favourite.

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Chicken and Bacon Lasagne with Béchamel Sauce

This dish most recently appeared in My Family Food Bag on Sunday, April 30, 2017.


  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 450g chicken and bacon mince
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup red wine or beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lasagne herb mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup grated Edam cheese *
  • ¼ teaspoon sal


  • 1 baby cos lettuce *
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional, adults)


  • 250g fresh lasagne pasta sheets
  • ½ cup grated Edam cheese *
  • PREHEAT oven to 200°C. Set aside a rectangular baking dish (measuring about 27 x 15cm).
  • 1 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frypan on medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, and carrot for 3-4 minutes. Add mince and cook a further 4 minutes, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon. Stir in all remaining chicken lasagne ingredients and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes, until thickened. Season.
  • 2 Melt butter in a small pot on medium heat. Whisk in flour for about 1 minute, until it turns a sandy colour. Add milk in thirds, whisking for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and sauce has thickened. Remove from heat, add cheese and salt, season with pepper and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3 Pour ¼ of chicken lasagne mix into baking dish and spread to cover base. Lay pasta sheets in a single layer to cover snugly, cutting to fit if needed. Spoon over another ¼ of the lasagne mix. Repeat with 2 more layers of pasta sheets and lasagne mix, finishing with lasagne mix.
  • 4 Pour over béchamel sauce, sprinkle over second measure of cheese and bake for about 20 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • 5 While lasagne is cooking, thinly slice lettuce and dice tomatoes 2cm. Toss in a medium bowl with a drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar (if using).
  • TO SERVE cut chicken and bacon lasagne into squares and spoon onto plates. Serve salad on the side.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2522 kj / 603 kcal
  • Protein: 35.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 46.3g
  • Fat: 28.2g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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