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|COOK|meatball lasagne



A while ago someone on instagram mentioned that they were having meatball lasagne, she very kindly send me the recipe but it was too big in scale (64 meatballs) and was quite luxurious, having ricotta, mozzarella, cream cheese and parmesan so really wouldn't have been a family friendly meal.  Although it does sound delicious and I'm sure I will cook it one day!

I searched pinterest for a more basic version but didn't find anything budget or calorie friendly and so I decided to create my own, adapting the regular lasagne recipe in the good old 'dairy diary cookbook'.

Serves 4

Ingredients
Cheese sauce or 300g jar 
15g Butter
15g Flour
300ml Milk
30g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp made mustard
Pinch of nutmeg

Tomato sauce
I used my basic tomato sauce or you could use a 300g jar

18 meatballs
100g Lasagne sheets
45g Cheddar cheese, grated

Method
1. Make tomato sauce as per the recipe.
2. Make Cheese sauce, melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook over a low heat, stirring for 2 minutes, do not allow mixture (roux) to brown.  Gradually blend in milk, cook, stirring until sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.  Simmer for 3 minutes.  Stir in the grated cheddar, mustard and nutmeg.
3. In a 1 1/2 litre ovenproof dish, brown the meatballs in a 180oC pre-heated oven.
4. When meatballs are cooked through slice them in half, assemble the lasagne starting with 1/3 meatballs, pour tomato sauce over the meatballs then top with lasagne sheets.  Repeat, then repeat again creating 3 layers, pour the cheese sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese.
5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

We loved this meal, for my veggie version I used quorn sweedish meatballs, I'm sure that would be a more healthy option too.  

I served with salad, but didn't get a decent picture with all salad ingredients on.

I also used ready made meatballs.

If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear what you think, I think it makes a nice change to add a bit of variety to our midweek meals. Lx 

6 comments :

  1. Ohh this sounds so good! I might have to give it a try :) x

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    1. I had the veggie version and that was really yummy! :)

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  2. Never made it, will have to try one of these day :)
    - Our Ordinary Life :)

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    1. Do let me know if you do give it a try :)

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  3. 64 meatballs!!! My mouth just fell open in shock!!!!!! This is on our menu for next week, cant wait to taste it! x

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    1. Ha ha yes it was a 'large' recipe ;) good, hope you like it x

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