Syn Free Lasagne | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Lasagne is one of the most loved recipes out there, and this version is perfect for people following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or counting calories!

Traditionally Lasagne is made by interweaving layers of pasta with layers of bolognese sauce, usually consisting of minced beef and tomatoes.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

However, to make this Lasagne slimming friendly we have packed it full of vegetables. We advise using good quality tinned tomatoes for the sauce as some can be quite watery and acidic. It really does make a big difference to the finished dish!

One of the most difficult parts of Lasagne to make slimline is the white sauce. We’ve tried quite a few versions of this sauce, from blitzed cottage cheese to quark, but this is probably the best one so far. It’s well worth giving it a go!

If you’re a big fan of Lasagne, why not try our incredibly popular recipe for Syn Free Enchilada Lasagne?

Lasagne | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Or if you prefer Italian flavours, how about this Syn Free Bolognese Risotto?

Lasagne | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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What do I need to make this Lasagne recipe?

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This Lasagne recipe doesn’t require any special kitchen gadgets or tools to make. It does involve cutting up lots of vegetables so we would advise using a nice sharp knife to make the task a little easier. If you haven’t invested in a knife sharpener yet, now is the time. It really does make all the difference!

We use this sharpener and it is by far the best we have found. You can pick one up on Amazon here.

You will also need a nice big oven dish to make this Lasagne. Dishes like this are fantastic for all sorts of recipes and we get lots of use out of ours! Pick one up on Amazon here.

You could use a dish like this to make our Syn Free One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo!

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Our Syn Free One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo is such an easy recipe to take with you if you’re in self catering accommodation!

How many calories is in this Lasagne recipe?

There are 461 calories in each portion of this Lasagne. If you order Lasagne in Wetherspoons it will clock up 890 calories, so this is an incredible saving at almost half the amount!

How Slimming World friendly is this Lasagne recipe?

This Lasagne recipe is Syn Free for anyone following the Slimming World plan, providing the cheese is part of your Healthy Extra A choice.

We have used 20g of reduced fat cheddar per portion for this dish which is 1/2 of your Healthy Extra A choice, or 3 Syns.

This recipe is also chock full of speedy vegetables to help boost your losses, and this dish goes well with a big side salad.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lasagne recipe?

Our recipe for Lasagne is 8 Points for anyone following the Weight Watchers plan. A Marks and Spencer Beef Lasagne ready meal will cost you 21 Points so it’s a fantastic swap!

How do I make this Lasagne recipe?

For the meat sauce

Step 1

Heat a pan and spray with Frylight. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes, until they start to soften.

Step 2

Add courgette and peppers and give the mixture a stir .

Step 3

Add mushrooms and fry for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the tomato puree, oxo cubes and tinned tomatoes. Add 200ml water and stir well.

Step 5

Put the lid on the pan and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.

Step 6

Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Step 7

Spread a layer of the mince mixture on the bottom of a decent sized oven proof dish, then add a layer of Lasagne sheets, then repeat until you reach the top if the dish, ending with a layer of lasagne sheets. make sure you leave enough room for the sauce.

For the white sauce

Step 8

Mix the yogurt, eggs, mustard powder and salt to taste. Beat well to make sure it’s mixed well!

Step 9

Pour this sauce over the top of the lasagne sheets, then sprinkle with the grated cheese.

Step 10

Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes, on 190-200°C.

Step 11

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, so it is easier to portion.

Looking for mince recipes?

Why not take a look at our Top Slimming World Mince Recipes article?

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461kcal 8

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
To make the meat sauce
  1. Heat a pan and spray with Frylight. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes, until they start to soften.
  2. Add the mince, and cook until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the herbs, and Worcestershire sauce, continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Add courgette and peppers and give the mixture a stir .
  5. Add mushrooms and fry for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomato puree, oxo cubes and tinned tomatoes. Add 200ml water and stir well.
  7. Put the lid on the pan and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
  8. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. Spread a layer of the mince mixture on the bottom of a decent sized oven proof dish, then add a layer of Lasagne sheets, then repeat until you reach the top if the dish, ending with a layer of lasagne sheets. make sure you leave enough room for the sauce.
To make the white sauce
  1. Mix the yogurt, eggs, mustard powder and salt to taste. Beat well to make sure it's mixed well!
  2. Pour this sauce over the top of the lasagne sheets, then sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  3. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes, on 190-200°C.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, so it is easier to portion.

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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75 Comments
  1. Could also make this using leeks instead of the pasta sheets. Cut the leek down one side so you can spread each layer of the leek flat and use them. It’s delicious.

    1. Yes you can, but you may need to put some extra chopped tomatoes in there. I find that sometimes lasagne can be a little drier after freezing.

    1. You can get Cirio tomato products from most supermarkets, apart from Asda I think. They are quite often on offer too! They are definitely my favourite ones to use, but you can easily use other brands too

  2. Excellent recipe. My kids love it too.
    Easy to follow – a great version of a classic recipe.

    One I have used on more than one occasion. I personally don’t add courgette or pepper … it’s lovely either way.

  3. This is by far the best lasagne recipe ever (even better than the original in my opinion and so much healthier) loved the white sauce I even converted my mum who’s doesn’t like lasagne after trying a portion she’s now converted .Thank you x

  4. Hello

    Is there any way of doing an individual lasagne? The measurements are hard to divide for a single portion.

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Jody
      Yes you can do this, however, it’s important to remember that SW consider this a tweak. Thay say that even though Macaroni Cheese is already synned when used as intended it is given a Free Food allowance because it contains bulky, satisfying pasta. Once blended, it is not as filling and it just adds extra calories to what would otherwise be a really slimming Food Optimising meal. https://group.slimmingworld.co.uk/useful-features/tweaks.aspx

  5. Loved this lasagne. I used the butternut squash sheets instead of pasta.Is now a firm family favourite.
    Thank you so much for this recipe!

    1. Hi Jo
      You may find that the quark will split and curdle if you use it on it’s own, but you could probably use half yogurt and half quark

  6. Hi, tried your lasange receipe, very good only thing was the elite sauce make according to instruction but it had a spongy omolette texture used 0% fat free Greek yogurt, any tips for to make it creamy

    1. Hi Linda
      We use eggs in our version of white sauce to replace the higher synned white sauces. You might find that only using 1 egg rather than 2 would give a less ‘omelette’ texture.

  7. LOVELY, thank you ladies for sharing this recipe. The whole family enjoyed it and have enough for another meal time, so double whammy! I take it i can freeze it 🙂 x

  8. Hi There – This looks amazing! Im Canadian – what is tomatoe puree? Ive spent 20 minutes looking this up? is it tomatoe paste? tomaote passata? Im confused. Can anyone let me know before my grocery run in a few hours? Thanks

  9. This is one of my favourite recipes, i vary it sometimes by adding b squash etc and also have also added a glass of red wine and synned it when family are round.

  10. I made this last night and it was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you! I chopped everything in the Magimix so it really was very very easy and the yoghurt and cheese topping was lovely. This really didn’t taste like a diet recipe. Will be adding this to my regular list and can’t wait until tonight for the leftovers.

  11. hi
    not sure what im doing wrong but made this twice now and both times the egg has cooked like scrambled egg help please

    1. Hi Bev
      Yes, the prep can sometimes be time-consuming, but it’s worth it! Once you’ve made it once, you’ll speed up too! 🙂

  12. Hi I’ve just made this and split it in half between 2 goil takeaway style tins. Can I freeze it before the final oven cook stage or is it best frozen when completely cooked then chilled? ?

    1. Hi Jules
      You build the layers of meat and pasta and add the sauce on top. All details are on the recipe card, scroll on past the recipe for details. 🙂

  13. It really was fabulous … impressed myself and my hubby , but I guess I can’t take all the credit , thank you for a great recipe .

  14. Hi as someone commented previously recipe says low fat yoghurt but the picture of ingredients shows fat free greek yoghurt. Which do I use please as I thought low fat had to be synned? I have both & don’t mind synning it just wondering if there would be much difference between low fat & fat free.
    TIA

    1. Hi Sarah
      You can use either, just check the one you’ve used for Syn value, as they do vary. Some that are fat free are not syn free and vice versa. 🙂

  15. hi im gong to make two tonight and freeze one shell I cook them both using quorn and butternut squash layers
    many thanks
    Natasha

    1. Hi Em
      It’s fine to use mustard – it has a low syn value, but the powder is free, which is why we used it in this recipe. 🙂

  16. Just made this. Absolutely delicious and really easy. Will definitely be making it again. Thankyou!!

  17. Absolutely yummy! Better than my normal full fat version. I doubled up on mustard powder and oregano and added 2 fresh tomatoes too. Love love love love xx

  18. Looking to try this recipe but my daughter has an egg allergy. Is it possible to do without egg it would you advise using an egg replacement powder?

    1. Hi Wendy
      The egg helps to set the topping, I’m not sure how well it would work without. If you have an egg replacement powder that you use regularly, it’s certainly worth a try. (My friend uses ‘Orgran No Egg’ egg replacement powder for her son’s egg allergy. I gather it’s available from Holland & Barrett, Amazon or Ocado.)

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