Chicken and Bacon Lasagne with Béchamel Sauce

The chicken and bacon lasagne sauce can be made, or the whole lasagne could be assembled, in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge. Cook up the whole lasagne when ready to eat. Rest your lasagne on the bench for 5-10 minutes after cooking, this will help it stay together when serving.

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Chicken and Bacon Lasagne with Béchamel Sauce

This dish will appear in My Gluten-Free Food Bag on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Lasagne

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 450g chicken and bacon mince
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup red wine or GF beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp GF soy sauce
  • 2 tsp lasagne herb mix
  • 1 tsp sugar

Béchamel Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp GF flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 35g grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt

Salsa

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp GF balsamic vinegar

To Assemble

  • 35g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet lasagne sheets
  • 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Set aside a large lasagne style dish (measuring about 27 x 15cm). Finely dice onion and grate carrot.
  • 2 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on mediumhigh heat. Cook onion, garlic, and carrot for 3-4 minutes. Add mince and cook a further 4 minutes, breaking up with a spoon. Stir in all remaining lasagne ingredients and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes, until thickened. Season.
  • 3 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 first measure of cheese and salt, season with pepper and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • 4 Pour ¼ of chicken lasagne mix into baking dish and spread to cover base. Lay pasta sheets in a single layer to cover snugly, breaking pieces 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.
  • 5 Pour over béchamel sauce, sprinkle over second measure of cheese and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving. While lasagne is cooking, dice tomatoes and cucumber 2cm. Toss in a medium bowl with a drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • 6 To serve, cut lasagne into squares and spoon onto plates. Serve salsa on the side.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2405 kj / 575 kcal
  • Protein: 33.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 52.5g
  • Fat: 22.6g

Legend

  • Pantry staple

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