- Serves 4
- Syns per serving 2
- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1 hour
- 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
- Baby tomatoes
- Red onion
- Hellmans fat free vinaigrette (FREE)
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.
- Preheat your oven to 190 (fan)
- Cut your potatoes into even chunks and steam them for around 20 minutes or until soft.
- Meanwhile, brown off the mince along with the chopped onion, garlic and beef stock pot.
- Pour over the passata and half a tin of chopped tomatoes.
- Add the basil, oregano and mixed herbs and season with salt and pepper.
- Turn the heat down to low and leave to simmer.
- Blitz the tins of macaroni cheese in a food processer until smooth and lay to one side.
- 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.)
- Sprinke a tiny amount of cheese on top and put in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
- Spray a tray with Frylight and lay out the potatoes on the tray evenly.
- Using a masher gently crush the potatoes and season with paprika.
- Spray the potatoes with frylight again and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crispy on top.
- Serve with your choice of side salad!
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!!