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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CathyThursday 13th August 2020

Just made this for tea and it’s amazing – me and my husband and two boys thoroughly enjoyed it 😛

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    SharonFriday 14th August 2020

    Hi Cathy, we’re so pleased your family enjoyed this recipe, thanks for letting us know!

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RobinTuesday 14th July 2020

Just wondering, I am wanting to make a veggi by using Veggi mince, but I was wondering if it would work without using the egg, maybe adding some cornflour to thicken the sauce?

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    HollyWednesday 15th July 2020

    Hey Robin, yes you could add a little cornflour or plain flour to the yogurt and cheese mix. Add a little at a time as you don’t want it too thick in your lasagne layers. Hope that helps!

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DaisyTuesday 14th July 2020

Hi how many lasagne sheets would you use for 3 people? Thanks

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    HollyWednesday 15th July 2020

    Hi Daisy this recipe serves 6 and requires 6 lasagne sheets so if you are halving the recipe it would be 3 sheets. Hope that helps!

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Lynn BrownMonday 8th June 2020

Hi Ladies, made the Lasagne. It was absolutely amazing. My son loved it. He eats eveything i cook from Pinch of Nom. Your recipes are just so tasty. Keep them coming. Lynn xx??

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    LisaMonday 8th June 2020

    Thank you so much, Lynn. Glad you and your son are enjoying the recipes!

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AmandaSunday 19th April 2020

Twice I have made this now and it’s gone like scrambled egg on top so disappointed ☹️Any tips ??

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 22nd May 2020

    Hi Amanda, it sounds like the oven is too hot and is causing the eggs to scramble. Ovens do vary, maybe yours runs a little hot? Try lowering the oven temperature to around 180ºC and see if this helps. Thanks for getting in touch and hope you have better results if you make this again.

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FionaMonday 13th April 2020

I have some quark, could I use instead of the yoghurt?

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    Holly LevellMonday 18th May 2020

    Hi Fiona, yes you can substitute the yoghurt for quark

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Kelly GuyWednesday 19th February 2020

Looking for a lighter lasagne I downloaded this recipe conveniently having all the ingredients including tinned cherry tomatoes. Not much faff as I blitzed the onions, carrots, celery in the food processor, after 25 minutes on the hob the ragu looked and smelled divine, a quick double layer in a large pyrex dish, topped off with the white sauce, in the oven and wham bam thank you mam. 6 large portions and 6 satisfied tums, no one the wiser this was a healthy alternative. Will definitely make this one again.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickMonday 11th May 2020

    Hi Kelly, so pleased you were so happy with the Lasagne and that everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to tell us!

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AnnaWednesday 29th January 2020

This was wonderful, and has become my favourite.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Anna, we’re so pleased to hear that this lasagne has become your favourite. Thanks for taking the time to tell us!

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Ian MartinTuesday 21st January 2020

My first attempt at a PoN recipe -. Lasagne turned out very tasty, recipe easy to follow. Even got a compliment from her in doors

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Ian, so glad you’ve started cooking our recipes! We’re really pleased that you and your wife enjoyed this lasagne. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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LizMonday 13th January 2020

Had Lasagne for tea tonight absolutely delicious.

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Liz, glad you enjoyed the lasagne!

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IsabelSaturday 4th January 2020

How many lasagne sheets did you use

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    HollyWednesday 1st July 2020

    Hi Isabel, we used 6 lasagne sheets for this recipe. Hope that helps!

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BradSunday 5th May 2019

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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Samantha DayThursday 7th March 2019

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!

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Jill AndrewsMonday 25th February 2019

This was fantastic so looking forward to the book pinch of nom vol 1. I’m sure there will be more books hope it’s a sell out .

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Jenine ScreenSaturday 2nd February 2019

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

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PamSunday 27th January 2019

Can you use this white sauce for a cauliflower cheese?

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RtWednesday 23rd January 2019

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

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LeanneMonday 14th January 2019

I have no ustard or mustard powder, what could I use instead or would it be fine without?

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Joanne IleySunday 30th September 2018

Made tonight and absolutely gorgeous. Thankyou

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WendyMonday 13th August 2018

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?

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SueWednesday 1st August 2018

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

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Esther BrennanSunday 3rd June 2018

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

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EmThursday 17th May 2018

Can I use mustard instead of mustard powder

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tashaTuesday 17th April 2018

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

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JanineFriday 23rd March 2018

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 .

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JanineThursday 22nd March 2018

Ifinally it’s in the oven !! I forgot yoghurt and had to whizz back to shops …. Fingers crossed X

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emmaSaturday 10th March 2018

looking forward to making this!

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JulesWednesday 21st February 2018

Hi…
Can I just ask..
The white sauce, do you pour that on every lasagne sheet or just the top?
Thanks..
Jules

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Jo PidwellWednesday 14th February 2018

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? ?

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Deborah HobdenSunday 11th February 2018

Thanks , will do . Going mad as I know I found a different version but just can’t find it

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