Lasagne

  • 20MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 466KCAL

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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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories466
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein25g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars7g

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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 to know in the blurb!

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

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 slimming friendly 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!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lasagne recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

A Marks and Spencer Beef Lasagne ready meal will cost you 21 Points so it’s a fantastic swap!

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

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.

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How many calories are 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.

To make the sauce

Step 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.

Step 2

Add the mince, and cook until it starts to brown.

Step 3

Add the herbs and Worcestershire sauce, then continue to cook for a few more minutes.

Step 4

Add the courgette and peppers and give the mixture a stir.

Step 5

Add the mushrooms and fry for about 5 minutes.

Step 6

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

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Step 7

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

Step 8

Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Step 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 of the dish, ending with a layer of lasagne sheets. Make sure you leave enough room for the sauce.

To make the white sauce

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

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Step 3

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

Step 4

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

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

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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.

Can I freeze this Lasagne?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Lasagne?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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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.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 466
  • Carbs 15G
  • WW Points:
  • 9 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

For the meat sauce

  • 400 g extra lean 5% fat beef mince
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 stick celery chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 large mushrooms sliced
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 70 g tomato puree
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes or we used Cirio Pomodorini Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Oxo Cubes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian mixed herbs
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped

For the white sauce

  • 500 g fat free natural yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 120 g low fat cheddar grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 lasagne sheets

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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 of 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 smooth.
  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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MegTuesday 19th January 2021

Hi! Do you use fresh egg lasagne sheets or dry ones for this recipe? 🙂

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    HollyWednesday 20th January 2021

    Hi Meg, we use dry lasagne sheets for this Lasagne recipe. Hope that helps!

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      MegThursday 21st January 2021

      Thankyou! Can’t wait to try 😄!

Jackie PringleWednesday 13th January 2021

Hi, do you have a GF version of this recipe please?

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    HollyThursday 14th January 2021

    Hi Jackie, we don’t have a stand alone GF recipe for the Lasagne, however if you swap the lasagne sheets and stock cubes for gluten free alternatives it will still work great! Make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies. Hope that helps!

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CharlotteSunday 20th December 2020

It says in the book by the calories per serving. How much is per serving? How much grams?

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    HollyMonday 21st December 2020

    Hi Charlotte, We work out of recipes by serving size not weight and this Lasagne serves 6 but if you scroll down the the recipe card at the bottom of the page to where it says serving you can click the arrows up or down the alter the serving size to suit what you need. Hope that helps!

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SharonThursday 17th December 2020

I’ve made this twice now and my white sauce has scrambled both times – any tips please?

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    SharonWednesday 23rd December 2020

    Hi Sharon, thanks for your question about the sauce. The sauce contains eggs, which when overheated, can scramble.This maybe caused by your oven being too hot.Ovens do vary and maybe yours is running a little hot? You could try lowering the temperature to about 180ºC and see if that helps. Hope you get a better result if you try this again!

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RebeccaThursday 12th November 2020

How many lasange sheets is the recipe based on for four or six people to work out the calorie as it just says lasange sheets. Thanks

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    HollyMonday 16th November 2020

    Hi Rebecca, this recipe serves 6 and requires 6 lasagne sheets, I’ve altered it on the recipe. Hope that helps!

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Amanda MaddisonWednesday 28th October 2020

Hi, is the nutritional information right for this recipe as I’m trying to put it into my food tracker and it doesnt look right. Thanks

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    HollyMonday 2nd November 2020

    Hey Amanda, I have just doubled checked the nutritional information for the Lasagne and it is correct on the page. Have a look HERE at an article that explains how we work out our nutritional information

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MandiSaturday 12th September 2020

Hi
Can you swap the mince for green lentils to make it a vegetarian lasagne? If so would you used tinned green lentils or packet ones?
Thanks in advance 😁

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    HollyMonday 14th September 2020

    Hi Mandi I would suggest using tinned green lentils to make this veggie friendly. If you have a copy of our first food planner there is a recipe for Veggie Lasagne in there too 🙂

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MicheleSaturday 29th August 2020

My partner doesn’t like celery. Is it best to leave out or can I add something else instead?

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    LisaSaturday 29th August 2020

    Hi Michele,
    I’m not a lover of celery either, so I just leave it out, but you can replace it with any of the other veg if you want. Hope you both enjoy the lasagne!

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vickiFriday 21st August 2020

Hey! I made this during lockdown and it was fantastic! How many values is it per serving / the whole thing? I’m going back to A certain diet plan in September but can’t see their values anywhere, only WW?

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