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Lighter Lasagne

Extra veg and lentils give this family favourite a lower-fat twist

By , 29 May 2019

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Lighter Lasagne
  • Prep: 10 Mins
    Cook: 1 Hour 20 Mins

  • Serves: 8

Nutritional Info
Each 308g serving contains
  • Energy

    1379KJ

    330KCAL

    17%
  • Fat

    8.0g

    low

    11%
  • Saturates

    2.2g

    low

    11%
  • Sugars

    6.2g

    low

    7%
  • Salt

    0.59g

    low

    10%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 500g Butcher’s Selection Lean Beef Mince (typically less than 5% fat)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 300g Frozen for Freshness Vegetable Base Mix
  • 100g red lentils, rinsed
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 1tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 reduced-salt beef stock cube, made up to 300ml
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 15g basil, leaves torn
  • 500ml skimmed milk
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 75g Asda 50% Less Fat Mature Grated British Cheese
  • 200g dried lasagne sheets
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan on medium and cook the mince until browned.

  • Stir in the garlic, frozen veg mix, lentils, tomato purée and oregano, then fry for 2-3 mins. Add the stock and tomatoes, then simmer for 20 mins or until the sauce thickens. Top up with a little hot water if needed. Stir in ½ the basil.

  • For the white sauce, stir a little of the milk into the cornflour to make a paste. Heat the rest of the milk in a pan until almost simmering then stir in the paste. Season with black pepper and the nutmeg, if using, and heat gently, stirring, until thickened – don’t let it boil. Stir in the cheese until melted, then remove from the heat.

  • Put ½ the mince in a 30cm x 20cm baking dish and spread out. Top with ½ the lasagne then ½ the white sauce. Repeat with the rest of the mince and lasagne, ending with white sauce.

  • Bake for 40-50 mins until the pasta has cooked and the top is golden brown. Sprinkle with the rest of the basil before serving.