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