Lasagne

Tasty lasagne with a twist on the white sauce to keep it healthy and easy to make!

 

I love lasagne. It was the one craving that I had when I was pregnant! My old lasagne would have had a traditional white sauce made from (lots of) butter, flour and milk. I was trying to think of a white sauce that would still taste lovely but be a bit healthier and when I was scouring the shelves in Sainsburys I noticed that Philadelphia was half price so thought I’d give that a go. I was really pleased with the results, and actually I think I preferred it to my old version of lasagne!

[update 2019] Unfortunately Slimming World took Philadelphia off the Healthy Extra A list at the beginning of this year (2019), so I tried Primula as an alternative and was really happy with the results. I had never bought Primula until I worked with them at Christmas to create this Smoky chicken jalapeño macaroni cheese

 Smokey chicken & jalapeno mac'n'cheese using Primula squeezy cheese. Slimming world.

Primula has now become a fridge staple for me! On Slimming World 60g of Primula Original is one healthy extra A (so the 150g in this is 2.5 HEAs). I love how versatile it is- I spread it in wraps with Marmite for my daughter’s packed lunches, and I always use it to make easy mac’n’cheese! My husband laughs at my ‘Spagagne’ speciality- it’s spaghetti bolognese, with Primula squeezed over the top and then cheddar sprinkled on and melted over the top- really delicious!

This update also bears in mind Slimming World’s 2019 update to allow 2 healthy extra A portions per day, so this is really a lovely, cheesy lasagne that will not feel like a compromise at all- it may be Slimming World friendly, but it tastes as good as any lasagne you’ll have anywhere!

Slimming Foodie lasagne with primula white sauce syn free slimming world

Do you just love pasta dishes? Why not have a look at some of my other Slimming World friendly pasta dishes?

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

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Pip’s favourite spaghetti bolognese recipe

Slimming foodie the best syn free spaghetti bolognese Slimming World

Meatball pasta bake

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My Recipe

Serves: 4-6
Syns: none
Healthy Extra: 2x HEA (mozzarella, cheddar and Primula Original)

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, peeled and ends removed
  • 1 stick celery, end and stringy bits removed
  • 1 carrot, ends removed and washed
  • 2 cloves garlic, skins removed
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 beef stock cube or stockpot
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (I prefer Stevia)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • lasagne sheets
  • 150g Primula original
  • 125ml semi skimmed milk
  • 100g mozzarella
  • 90g grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • Fry Light
  • Fresh parsley (to garnish)

Method

  1. Pop the onion, celery, carrot and garlic into a food processor and blend until chopped small.
  2. Heat a non-stick, large pan (one with a lid) with Fry Light and throw in the veg. Fry gently, stirring every now and again for about 5 minutes.
  3. Put your beef mince into the food processor and pulse to chop the meat up a bit more finely
  4. Spray a fryng pan with frylight and fry the beef mince on a high heat until browned, breaking up any clumps.
  5. After the veg have cooked for 5 mins, add the the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, stock cube, soy sauce, sweetener, oregano and salt and pepper.
  6. Bring up to a fast simmer and add in the mince. Stir well, and simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. One the bolognese sauce is ready, make the white sauce:
  8. Squeeze a whole tube of Primula Original into a small saucepan
  9. Add 125ml semi-skimmed milk and warm them gently through together, stirring as you go.
  10. Add 30g grated cheddar and stir into the sauce until melted. You should now have a nice (medium consistency) white sauce that is easy to pour
  11. In a medium sized dish, layer half the bolognese sauce, cover with pasta sheets, and pour on half of the white sauce
  12. Add the rest of the bolognese, another layer of pasta, and the rest of the white sauce. Tear up the mozzarella over the top, and sprinkle over the remaining grated cheddar
  13. Place the dish onto a baking tray and bake at 180c for 40 minutes
  14. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley

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