Monday, 4 March 2013

Carb-free (quorn) lasagne

This recipe is once again inspired by something which I saw on Pintrest.

I am a huge fan of lasagne, but the combination of pasta, meat and cheese sauce makes it a no-go for anyone trying to lose weight.  Not content with substituting the meat for Quorn, I also substituted the pasta sheets for thin strips of courgette, crafted with a potato peeler.

Ingredients
225g Quorn mince
1 Tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 Onion
1/2 Red pepper
1 tbsp Red pesto

20g Lurpak lightest
25g Plain flour
40g Cheddar cheese
200ml Skimmed Milk
125g Low Fat Mozarella

1 Courgette
1tbsp Olive Oil

Method:
Heat the oil in a pan and fry chopped onion and pepper then add the Quorn, tinned tomatoes and pesto.  Simmer until cooked through.

In a seperate pan heat the lurpak and then fold flour in.  Gradually add the milk, mixing continuously to ensure it thickens but doesn't boil.  Add the cheese gradually, again ensuring it doesn't curdle.

Layer the meat and white sauce, using courgette to seperate them.

Calories per portion (serves three): 420

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