Bev's Happy Owls

Cheese & Bacon Lasagne

(total Smart Points 94) Serves 6 - 16sp each
Use low fat spread instead of butter for 7sp, that'll take it down to 14sp per serving. You could always use less olive oil and save more points but it's a choice on whether you want to tweak to save.

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, halved and thinly sliced
3 tbsp olive oil (14sp)
1 tsp dried oregano
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
50g grated Parmesan (7sp)
300g pack lean smoked back bacon, chopped (30sp)
20 basil leaves, roughly torn, plus extra to serve if you like
250g pack fresh egg lasagne (check pack for cooking instructions) (12sp)

For sauce;
600ml skimmed milk (8sp)
50g each butter (18sp) and plain flour (5sp)
generous grating fresh nutmeg

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 and nutmeg.

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 and an extra grating of nutmeg. Chill. If eating straight away, bake at 190C/170C fan/gas 5 for 40 mins until golden and bubbling. Scatter with basil, if you like, and serve with a salad.