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Cheat's Pork Lasagne

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Love lasagne but don’t like the faff? Our one pan lasagne with pork mince is a tasty, easy version that’ll become your new family favourite.

This recipe is part of our budget-friendly collection, made up of recipes that will feed a family for under £1.50 a portion*.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

Cooking Skill: Not Too Tricky

Ingredients

1 x 500g pack pork mince (5% fat)
2 teaspoons oil
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 2 teaspoons garlic purée
1 large carrot, peeled and grated or finely diced
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs or oregano (or use whatever you have in the cupboard)
100ml water
100g or 6 no-cook lasagne sheets (no pre-cooking required), each roughly broken into 3cm pieces
1 x 200g tub soft cheese (we used reduced fat)
50g grated hard cheese (we used Cheddar)

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large non-stick heatproof frying pan over moderate heat and cook the onion for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 2

Add the pork mince, garlic and carrotCook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pork is lightly coloured. 

Step 3

Add the chopped tomatoes, herbs and water. Season. Lay the lasagne pieces evenly over the sauce, cover with a lid or tightly with foil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Step 4

Remove the lid, stir gently, cover and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

Step 5

Uncover, fold in the soft cheese, and sprinkle over the cheeseTransfer to preheated moderate grill and heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. 

Step 6

Serve with a side salad and garlic bread. 

Tips and Serving Suggestions

*Cost per serving based on proportion of ingredients used to make the dish. Total cost of ingredients calculated based on average price across four British supermarkets. Prices correct as of 03.08.23; but are subject to change due to fluctuations in ingredient prices.

Each serving provides

Based on 5% pork mince
Energy

2059kj

491kcal

25%

Fat

17.9g

26%

Saturates

8.6g

43%

Sugars

15g

17%

Salt

0.5g

9%

% of an adult's Reference intake
Typical energy values per 100g: 401kJ, 96kcal, 3.5g fat, 1.7g saturates
Each serving provides: 47.3g Protein, 32.7g Carbohydrate, 5.5g Fibre
If different cuts of meat are used, then the nutrition info may vary

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large non-stick heatproof frying pan over moderate heat and cook the onion for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 2

Add the pork mince, garlic and carrotCook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pork is lightly coloured. 

Step 3

Add the chopped tomatoes, herbs and water. Season. Lay the lasagne pieces evenly over the sauce, cover with a lid or tightly with foil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Step 4

Remove the lid, stir gently, cover and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

Step 5

Uncover, fold in the soft cheese, and sprinkle over the cheeseTransfer to preheated moderate grill and heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. 

Step 6

Serve with a side salad and garlic bread. 

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Cheat’s Pork Lasagne

Pork mince lasagne on a pale plate with fork on a blue background.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 500g pack pork mince (5% fat)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 2 teaspoons garlic purée
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated or finely diced
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs or oregano (or use whatever you have in the cupboard)
  • 100ml water
  • 100g or 6 no-cook lasagne sheets (no pre-cooking required), each roughly broken into 3cm pieces
  • 1 x 200g tub soft cheese (we used reduced fat)
  • 50g grated hard cheese (we used Cheddar)

Tips and Serving Suggestions

*Cost per serving based on proportion of ingredients used to make the dish. Total cost of ingredients calculated based on average price across four British supermarkets. Prices correct as of 03.08.23; but are subject to change due to fluctuations in ingredient prices.













Each serving provides

Based on 5% pork mince
Energy

2059kj

491kcal

25%

Fat

17.9g

26%

Saturates

8.6g

43%

Sugars

15g

17%

Salt

0.5g

9%

% of an adult's Reference intake
Typical energy values per 100g: 401kJ,96kcal,3.5g fat,1.7g saturates
Each serving provides: 47.3g Protein,32.7g Carbohydrate,5.5g Fibre
If different cuts of meat are used, then the nutrition info may vary

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large non-stick heatproof frying pan over moderate heat and cook the onion for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 2

Add the pork mince, garlic and carrotCook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pork is lightly coloured. 

Step 3

Add the chopped tomatoes, herbs and water. Season. Lay the lasagne pieces evenly over the sauce, cover with a lid or tightly with foil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Step 4

Remove the lid, stir gently, cover and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

Step 5

Uncover, fold in the soft cheese, and sprinkle over the cheeseTransfer to preheated moderate grill and heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. 

Step 6

Serve with a side salad and garlic bread. 

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