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HFG lasagne

HFG lasagne

Serves: 
6
Time to make: 
1 Hour
Total cost: 
$48.72 / $8.12 per serve
(at time of publication)
Health information: 
Gluten-free (or can be made gluten-free*)
High calcium
High iron

Instructions

Instructions and steps: 

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180ºC. Spray a large pan with oil and place over a moderate heat. Gently cook onion and garlic until soft but not browned. Add mince and brown gently. Add capsicums and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, herbs and paprika. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until veges are soft and liquid has reduced by a third.

Step 2 While meat is cooking, make the cheese sauce. Blend cottage cheese until smooth, then add milk and all the parmesan except 2 tablespoons. Blend until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.

Step 3 Add spinach to meat mixture. Stir in and cook a few minutes until wilted.

Step 4 In a deep oven dish, place a third of the meat mixture. Follow with a layer of pasta, then a layer of meat, then a layer of cheese sauce. Repeat the layering, finishing with the cheese sauce. Sprinkle remaining parmesan over top of lasagne. Cook in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving with a green salad.

Variations

Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free lasagne and check paprika is gluten free.

About this Recipe

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First Published: 
May 2006

Rate this recipe

Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (4 votes)

4 Comments. Add yours

IronPapilion5 says:

I was going to ask if a low fat dried cheese sauce packet is good enough? I get some simple cheese sauces from the supermarket aisle, or could I use my own cheese sauce recipe, which basic milk and water with cornflour thickening and about 1/2 cup of grated cheese?

cheesemayo says:

Satisfying and tasty!
I used wholemeal lasagne as I find these are more filling and used tomatoes with Basil, Chilli & Oregano in as these were in the cupboard. Made more than 5 serves and was really, really tasty. Didn't miss the bad stuff at all!

Made a whole bunch of subs to tweak it to my dietary restrictions/ tastes/what was in the cupboard and it was great! Nutritional yeast with rice milk and seasonings made a fantastic 'cheese' sauce. Also used turkey mince :-)

Full ingredient list: 
  • spray olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 600g lean beef mince
  • 2 red or yellow capsicums
  • 4 cups mushrooms
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of your choice (basil, oregano, rosemary are good)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 500g reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup trim milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 6 cups fresh chopped spinach
  •  
  • 250g pack instant lasagne sheets

Nutritional information (per serve)

Energy: 
1970kJ
Calories: 
471cal
Protein: 
46g
Fat: 
13g
- saturated: 
6g
Carbohydrates: 
35g
- sugars: 
12g
Dietary Fibre: 
5g
Sodium: 
580mg
Calcium: 
300mg
Iron: 
6mg

Nutrition information is given per serve
*NS: not specified