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Meal Plan 7 - casserole of bacon, veg, toms & soft cheese, 45p a serving

This recipe uses the third, and last, portion of the ragu made earlier. The picture shows my portion, which is a quarter of the finished dish, not a half.

One third of the ragu mix £1.02
400ml skimmed milk, 2.27 litres/£1, 18p
100g + 50g flour, 45p/1.5kg, 5p

Total cost £1.25, serves 2, 62p a portion
Per portion, 656 cals, 43g protein, 15g fat, 86g carb

Put 50g of the flour in a saucepan and mix to a paste with a little of the milk. Add the rest of the milk and whisk well to incorporate. Now heat the milk mixture either in a saucepan or in the microwave until it thickens. Set aside.


PastaPut the remaining 100g flour in a bowl and add enough cold water to make a pastry like dough. Knead a little.

Divide into 3. Roll out one third to the thickness of a credit card and approximately the shape of your dish.

imageIn an ovenproof dish, the one I used is 9″/23cm x 7.5″/18cm,  place one third of the ragu, top with one quarter of the white sauce.


Lasagna layers Cover with the rolled out pasta.

Lasagna layerRepeat… Ragu, white sauce, pasta

Repeat… Ragu, white sauce, pasta

imageNow top the final layer of pasta with the last quarter of the white sauce. Everything else is cooked, we just need to cook the pasta through.

Bake in a medium oven for 30-35 minutes until the top is browned.

If you have any Parmesan, grana padano or cheddar, sprinkle a tiny bit on top of each layer of white sauce.

I added a dollop of grainy mustard to ours, otherwise, it was the recipe here. I wanted to see what it would taste like.

Because of the restriction of ingredients on a meal plan, we are missing butter in the bechamel and cheese in the layers. I could taste that they weren’t there, but it was a tasty dinner anyway. Filling and satisfying.


As you can see from the pictures, this made a very large lasagna for two people and could easily feed four if you wanted to stretch it, especially if there was some kind of accompaniment. A green vegetable say, or garlic bread, oven wedges maybe or a jacket potato.

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Meal Plan 7 - casserole of bacon, veg, toms & soft cheese, 45p a serving