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How to make Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne (no pasta)

How to make Haggis Lasagne with no pasta

Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne

Haggis isn’t only for Burns Night, it makes a tasty and filling meal, particularly in winter.  This particular recipe for Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne came about because my husband won a Burns Night Feast Hamper from Fresh Food Express and it contained a magnificent 900 g haggis.  We had already had our Ultimate Burns Supper, so I decided to make something a little different.

The Slow Cooked Challenge

As I’m hosting the Slow Cooked Challenge  this month, read more about this at the end of this post and check out recipes on Baking Queen 74 too. I thought it would be fun to develop a recipe using the haggis and traditional accompaniments of ‘neeps (swede) and tatties (potatoes) but in the Slow Cooker.  

Haggis Lasagne in the Slow Cooker - no pasta

Instead of using pasta, I sliced the swede and potatoes with a mandolin.  I sliced the haggis too, taking it out of it’s skin and cutting into thick slices. Just in case you are wondering, that is a Slow Cooker liner I’m using, it’s not essential but saves on washing up!

Layering up the Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne (no pasta)

I hummed and hawed about whether to make a sauce for the lasagne, but in the end decided to use cream cheese.  The type I used comes in a jar so is a little more liquid than the usual tub, but if you don’t have that, then the more solid type will do, you just need to dot it about and it will melt down when it cooks.

The last layer of potatoes for Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne (no pasta)

The final layer for the Haggis Lasagne is of sliced potatoes which are then topped with a some dots of butter.  I happened to have some pink peppercorn butter, but plain butter would be just as good. Do go easy on the seasoning of this dish as the haggis is quite highly seasoned and it could easily become too salty or too peppery if you season heavily.

Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne baked to perfection and ready to serve

Once the Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne is ready, sprinkle over some grated cheese, switch off the heat and pop the lid back on for 5-10 minutes and the cheese will melt from the heat of the food. If you are able to pop your slow cooker under the grill, then you could also sprinkle over some panko breadcrumbs along with the cheese to make a nice crisp topping. 

Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne (no pasta)
Serves 6
Layers of haggis, swede and potato make a hearty lasagne-style dish to cook in your slow cooker.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 900 g haggis, sliced
  2. 500 g peeled swede
  3. 400 g peeled potatoes
  4. 200 g cream cheese
  5. 100 ml hot water
  6. 25 g butter
  7. salt & pepper
  8. 50 g grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
Instructions
  1. Slice the end off the haggis and peel away the casing.
  2. Slice the haggis into 1 cm slices
  3. Slice 500 g of swede very thinly, using a mandoline or food processor slicing disk.
  4. Slice 400 g of potatoes very thinkly using a mandoline or food processor slicing disk
  5. Blanch the swede and potatoes (separately) either by microwaving with a little water for 2-3 minutes or plunging into a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drain the vegetables
  7. Place a layer of haggis in the base of the slow cooker.
  8. Top with a layer of swede, then another layer of haggis and a layer of potato, season lightly with salt and a little pepper.
  9. Dot half the cream cheese over the potato.
  10. Add another layer of haggis, a layer of swede, a layer of cream cheese and a layer of potato.
  11. Pour over the hot water.
  12. Dot with butter, season lightly with salt and pepper.
  13. Bake on low for 5-6 hours.
  14. When cooked, switch off, remove the lid and sprinkle with the grated cheese, replace the lid and leave for 5-10 minutes until the cheese melts, then serve.
Notes
  1. If your slow cooker can go under the grill (broiler) then you can grill the cheese along with some breadcrumbs to give a crunchy topping.
  2. This recipe can also be made in the oven. Bake, covered at 160C for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, remove lid and add cheese and breadcrumbs, then bake for a further 10 -15 minutes.
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 How to make Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne (no pasta)

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Slow Cooker Haggis Lasagne with no pasta

 

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Mary
    February 1, 2017

    This is without doubt a lovely recipe and I’m sure could be made without the slow cooker BUT the most impressive thing is the liner for the cooker – EASY CLEAN UP…. WOW!!!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 1, 2017

      That made me laugh Mary! I’m no fan of washing up, if you can’t get the branded Slow Cooker Liners, then you can use roasting bags, I’ve done that before.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 1, 2017

      Thanks Kavey, they were a product I reviewed in 2015 from a company called Slow Cooker Liners dot co dot uk

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      Janice Pattie
      February 1, 2017

      Thank you, Lucy. I’ve certainly been eating haggis since I was a child, I guess this might be a good way to introduce kids to haggis through a dish they recognise.

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    Claire @foodiequine
    February 3, 2017

    Love this Janice – like a Scottish Version of a Lancashire Hotpot. Never come across slow cooker liners before!

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      February 3, 2017

      Thanks Claire, it was rather good and even reheated nicely. In fact, my husband said it was better the next day!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 3, 2017

      Thanks Sarah, the liners seem to be a popular choice!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 3, 2017

      Thanks Michelle, we certainly enjoyed it. I’m sure you will too.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 3, 2017

      Yes, I am sure that it would work just as well with a veggie haggis.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 4, 2017

      Thanks Camilla, a good Ragu is so adaptable.

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    Corina
    February 12, 2017

    The haggis lasagna sounds delicious Janice! I’ve only had haggis in restaurants and never cooked with it at home but I am quite tempted now.
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      Janice Pattie
      February 12, 2017

      Thanks Corina, it’s really easy to cook, hope you have a go

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    Helen
    February 15, 2017

    Ok so the Haggis looks good – but THAT SLOW COOKER LINER?!!! Where have they been all my life?!!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 15, 2017

      Ha ha, they’ve been around a while. I don’t bother with them much as I have a non stick Slow Cooker bowl so don’t really need it unless it’s really sticky!

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