Lasagne

Lasagne is one of the most loved dishes out there, and this version is a perfect slimming recipe for people counting calories or following a specific diet plan.

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

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!

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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 these similar recipes

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Or if you prefer the Italian flavours without the pasta and sauce, how about this Bolognese Risotto?

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How many calories is in this Lasagne recipe?

There are 466 calories in each portion of this Lasagne. If you order Lasagne in Wetherspoons it will clock up around 900 calories, so this is an incredible saving at almost half the amount!

As there are over 400 calories in this dish, it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

This Lasagne 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.

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!

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How to make Lasagne

  • Saute the mince and vegetables, then add the remaining ingredients to make the meat sauce.
  • Layer the meat and lasagne sheets in an oven proof dish.
  • Mix the yogurt, eggs, mustard powder and salt. Whisk to make sure it’s mixed well!
  • Pour the sauce over the top and sprinkle with grated cheese
  • Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to stand for 5 minutes so its easier to portion. Serve

How do you know when the Lasagne is cooked?

The lasagne is cooked when the top is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Also, when you stab it with a knife the lasagne sheets should be soft, not hard and crunchy.

What can you serve with this Lasagne?

As this recipe includes pasta, a fresh crisp salad salad is the ideal accompaniment, but you could also serve it with:

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make this Lasagne?

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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!

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INSTRUCTIONS
To make the meat sauce
  1. Heat a pan and spray with low calorie cooking spray. 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.

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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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58 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!

  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

  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. 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.

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

  11. 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? ?

  12. 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 .

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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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?

  17. Hi

    Could I make this the night before, put in the fridge then bake in the oven the day after? Not sure how the white sauce would be with having egg in

  18. I made this and it was nice, but think the 1 tbsp Italian Mixed Herbs, should be less. was very strong for us.
    Thinking of making again today, so going to lessen the amount of herbs. I was also wondering can you use part cottage cheese and part yogurt, or would that not work ? thank you very much

  19. Made this On Tuesday for me and my hubby, well I did the meat part and he finished off the white sauce part and put it together. I’m not going to lie, I was dubious of the whole white sauce made with yoghurt and mustard powder but my word! Its delicious, we both prefer it to the traditional way. Lots of leftovers in the freezer for a quick meal and my 18 month old is having it for her dinner tonight. Next on the list Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo. Thanks for the recipes guys!

  20. Really enjoyed this, very tasty. Wish there was a way to “favourite” the recipes on the site. Yes I kn ow I can bookmark in my browser but it would be great to have an option to save my fave recipes on the site.

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