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Three cheese meatball lasagne

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Three cheese meatball lasagne

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Yes, thats right, a three cheese meatball lasagne and its made with sausages, whats not to like? This is another BBC Good Food Guide recipe.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 35 minsTotal Time1 hr 55 mins

 12 sausages
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 onions
 4 garlic cloves, crushed
 2 tsp fennel seeds
 2 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp chilli flakes
 1 tbsp sugar
 500 ml passata
 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
 100 g butter
 100 g plain flour
 1 l milk
 ¼ fresh nutmeg, grated
 250 g lasagne sheets (about 12 sheets)
 50 g cheddar, grated
 50 g parmesan, grated
 150 g mozzarella ball, torn into small pieces
 basil leaves torn
 100 g baby spinach

1

First things first, I got the kids to wash their hands and we squeezed all the meat out of the sausages and rolled them into little meatballs, we got about 4 from each sausage. I then shallow fried them in the frying pan until they started to go golden brown in colour. Once done we put them on a plate and set aside.

2

I then fried the onion to soften. I then got one of the kids to chuck in the fennel, oregano & chilli. A couple of minutes later we poured in the passata, tomatoes and sugar. I then turned the heat down and let it simmer for about 40 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

3

Meanwhile we needed to make the white sauce. So we melted the butter in a pan and chucked in the flour to make a roux, slowly we added the milk, bit my bit while whisking continually. The middle one then, in a chef like manor grated the nutmeg in to the sauce.

4

Now the fun and somehow messy bit. We grabbed the big oven dish from the cupboard and began the layering process..

Keeping about 10 meatballs aside, the little lady splashed the rest in to the tomato sauce. We then poured half of the meatball and sauce into the oven dish. the middle one topped it with half the spinach and I added half the basil, together with a little bit of the parmesan. We then poured about a third of the white sauce over it all. We then all plonked another layer of lasagne sheets and repeated the process, meatball and tomato sauce, spinach, basil, parmesan, white sauce. Finally another layer of lasagne sheets followed by the remaining white sauce. To finish off we added the cheddar, remaining parmesan, mozzarella and the remaining meatballs, before chucking in the oven for about 40-50 minutes at 180. Giving me plenty of time to clear up the mess and find time to play a little bit of fortnite with the eldest (I came 5 in the game, if you're interested? Personally I think thats good, but apparently, if you listen to the eldest it wasn't, because all I did was hide until the end and then get killed).

5

Luckily this was enough to serve six, because everyone wanted a second helping. Also you will have to take my word for it coming in under a fiver because it was actually made during the summer holidays and I have no idea where I wrote down the price and shopping list.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 743
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38.2g59%
Saturated Fat 18.5g93%
Cholesterol 94mg32%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 537mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 67g23%
Dietary Fiber 7.1g29%
Sugars 13.6g
Protein 29g58%

Calcium 32%
Iron 11%
Vitamin D 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 12 sausages
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 onions
 4 garlic cloves, crushed
 2 tsp fennel seeds
 2 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp chilli flakes
 1 tbsp sugar
 500 ml passata
 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
 100 g butter
 100 g plain flour
 1 l milk
 ¼ fresh nutmeg, grated
 250 g lasagne sheets (about 12 sheets)
 50 g cheddar, grated
 50 g parmesan, grated
 150 g mozzarella ball, torn into small pieces
 basil leaves torn
 100 g baby spinach

Directions

1

First things first, I got the kids to wash their hands and we squeezed all the meat out of the sausages and rolled them into little meatballs, we got about 4 from each sausage. I then shallow fried them in the frying pan until they started to go golden brown in colour. Once done we put them on a plate and set aside.

2

I then fried the onion to soften. I then got one of the kids to chuck in the fennel, oregano & chilli. A couple of minutes later we poured in the passata, tomatoes and sugar. I then turned the heat down and let it simmer for about 40 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

3

Meanwhile we needed to make the white sauce. So we melted the butter in a pan and chucked in the flour to make a roux, slowly we added the milk, bit my bit while whisking continually. The middle one then, in a chef like manor grated the nutmeg in to the sauce.

4

Now the fun and somehow messy bit. We grabbed the big oven dish from the cupboard and began the layering process..

Keeping about 10 meatballs aside, the little lady splashed the rest in to the tomato sauce. We then poured half of the meatball and sauce into the oven dish. the middle one topped it with half the spinach and I added half the basil, together with a little bit of the parmesan. We then poured about a third of the white sauce over it all. We then all plonked another layer of lasagne sheets and repeated the process, meatball and tomato sauce, spinach, basil, parmesan, white sauce. Finally another layer of lasagne sheets followed by the remaining white sauce. To finish off we added the cheddar, remaining parmesan, mozzarella and the remaining meatballs, before chucking in the oven for about 40-50 minutes at 180. Giving me plenty of time to clear up the mess and find time to play a little bit of fortnite with the eldest (I came 5 in the game, if you're interested? Personally I think thats good, but apparently, if you listen to the eldest it wasn't, because all I did was hide until the end and then get killed).

5

Luckily this was enough to serve six, because everyone wanted a second helping. Also you will have to take my word for it coming in under a fiver because it was actually made during the summer holidays and I have no idea where I wrote down the price and shopping list.

Three cheese meatball lasagne

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