Lasagne Courgette Boats

  • 10MINS
  • 1HR
  • 168KCAL

These slimming friendly Lasagne Courgette Boats are a fun twist on a classic. Perfect for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories168
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars7g

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 to know in the blurb!

These Lasagne Courgette Boats are such a fun twist on a classic, and they’re a great way to make something traditionally pasta-centric (and high in calories and Points!) without losing taste or texture. We are definitely on to a winner with this recipe!

There’s a tonne of low carb veggies packed into these Lasagne Courgette Boats – you don’t even waste the scooped out courgette pulp, as it gets added to the classical sofrito sauce base, Cirio tinned tomatoes and turkey mince. If you want to add even more vegetables to your meal, you could even serve it up with our Spiralized Apple and Beetroot Salad.

What diets is this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe suitable for?

This Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe is suitable for gluten free diets as long as you swap out the following ingredients for GF alternatives;

  • Beef stock cubes

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Lasagne Courgette Boats?

There are no special ingredients needed to make Lasagne Courgette Boats.

How many Calories are in Lasagne Courgette Boats?

There are 168 Calories per portion in this Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Lasagne Courgette Boats recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Prepping the boats

Step 1

Cut the courgettes in half and scoop out the middles making sure to leave an edge to the “boat” – you don’t want bolognese sauce to escape! Make sure to reserve the scooped out pulp, we’ll use this in the sauce.

Step 2

Spray a baking tray with a few sprays of low calorrie cooking spray, put the courgettes on top and sprinkle with a little salt. Place in the fridge whilst we make the filling.

Bolognese sauce

Step 1

Spray a large frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and bring up to the heat.

Step 2

Gently fry the onions and mushrooms until the onions just start to colour, then add the turkey mince and Italian herb mix. Stir often for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the carrot, celery, pepper, courgette pulp and spring onion and stir well for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the carton of tomatoes, crumble in the stock cubes and balsamic and stir until the pan bubbles. Once you see bubbles, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes.

Filling and cooking the boats

Step 1

Remove the courgette boats from the fridge and dab any excess moisture with some kitchen roll.

Step 2

Spoon in the bolognese filling, and top with the grated cheese. Grind some black pepper over the top and place into the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C.

Step 3

Remove from the oven and enjoy!

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How do you know when Lasagne Courgette Boats are cooked?

Cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C, until the courgettes are cooked through and the cheese is brown and bubbling.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Lasagne Courgette Boats in the fridge?

You should eat this dish straight away.

Can I freeze Lasagne Courgette Boats?

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

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Lasagne Courgette Boats

These slimming friendly Lasagne Courgette Boats are a fun twist on a classic. Perfect for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 168
  • Carbs 14G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

Courgette Boats

  • 4 large courgettes
  • 80 g reduced fat cheddar grated
  • low calorie cooking spray

Bolognese Sauce

  • 180 g turkey mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian herb mix
  • ½ large red onion chopped finely
  • ½ large pepper chopped finely
  • 1 carrot chopped finely
  • 1 stick celery chopped finely
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 5 button mushrooms chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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Instructions

Prepping the Boats
  1. Cut the courgettes in half and scoop out the middles making sure to leave an edge to the "boat" - you don't want bolognese sauce to escape! Make sure to reserve the scooped out pulp, we'll use this in the sauce.
  2. Spray a baking tray with a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray, put the courgettes on top and sprinkle with a little salt. Place in the fridge whilst we make the filling.
Bolognese Sauce
  1. Spray a large frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and bring up to the heat.
  2. Gently fry the onions and mushrooms until the onions just start to colour then add the turkey mince and Italian herb mix. Stir often for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the carrot, celery, pepper, courgette pulp and spring onion and stir well for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the tin of tomatoes, crumble in the stock cubes and balsamic and stir until the pan bubbles. Once you see bubbles, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes.
Filling and Cooking the Boats
  1. Remove the courgette boats from the fridge and dab any excess moisture with some kitchen roll.
  2. Spoon in the bolognese filling and top with the grated cheese. Grind some black pepper over the top and place into the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C.
  3. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

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EmzSunday 1st January 2017

How much Balsamic? I can’t see it on the list. Can’t wait to make this x

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    KateSunday 1st January 2017

    Hi Emz,
    Thanks for spotting the mistake! It’s 1 tbsp of balsamic. I’ve added it to the ingredients list

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