Low syn lasagne

18 March 2016

lasagne

  • Serves 4
  • Syns per serving 2
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 500g of 5% fat mince beef
  • 2 x tins of Asda smart price macaroni cheese (blitzed)
  • 8 x lasagne pasta sheets
  • 1/2 x tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x carton of onion and garlic passata
  • 2 x cloves of garlic (2 x tsps of Lazy Garlic)
  • 2 x tbsps of tomato puree
  • 1 x beef stock pot
  • 1 x tsp of oregano
  • 1 x tsp of basil
  • 1 x tsp of mixed herbs
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • 1 x onion (chopped)
  • 1 x sprinke of cheese

For the crushed potatoes

  • 2 x bags of new/baby potatoes
  • 1 x sprinke of paprika
  • Garlic or normal Frylight
  • For the side salad

  • Lettuce
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Red onion
  • Hellmans fat free vinaigrette (FREE)

Summary

The inspiration for this recipe came after picking up a brilliant tip from the consultant at my slimming world group. We were told that a tin of Asda smart price macaroni cheese blitzed in a food processor makes a brilliant cheese sauce for a lasagne. The whole tin of macaroni cheese is 3.5 syns and I used 2 tins in my recipe, which is roughly 2 syns per serving of lasagne.

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 (fan)
  2. Cut your potatoes into even chunks and steam them for around 20 minutes or until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, brown off the mince along with the chopped onion, garlic and beef stock pot.
  4. Pour over the passata and half a tin of chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add the basil, oregano and mixed herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Turn the heat down to low and leave to simmer.
  7. Blitz the tins of macaroni cheese in a food processer until smooth and lay to one side.
  8. Take a large oven proof dish and spoon in a layer of the mince, then cover evenly with pasta sheets and finally a layer of the cheese mixture. (Repeat for another layer.)
  9. Sprinke a tiny amount of cheese on top and put in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Spray a tray with Frylight and lay out the potatoes on the tray evenly.
  11. Using a masher gently crush the potatoes and season with paprika.
  12. Spray the potatoes with frylight again and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crispy on top.
  13. Serve with your choice of side salad!

Verdict

This went down a treat and no one could believe the cheese sauce came from a tin of macaroni! It tasted just as good (or better) as any lasagne I’ve ever had and at a mere 2 syns per serving you can’t go wrong. The potatoes were also a nice addition and using the garlic Frylight gave them a really nice flavour. Thumbs up!!

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3 thoughts on "Low syn lasagne"

  1. Looks an sounds fab !! Will definitely try this 😁 !

  2. Cooked this tonight & it was very yummy!! Lots of flavour & the macoroni made a lovely cheese sauce much better than the packet ones, definitely will be replacing our normal lasagne with this one!

  3. Had this cooked for me tonight , highly recommend it and the macaroni cheese blitzed as a cheese sauce was the best cheese sauce I’ve ever tasted , absolutely loved this lasagne !! Top marks !!

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