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Thursday - Courgette Lasagne...


Good evening foodies, sorry tonight's recipe is a bit late! I have had a crazy day with nursery, a driving lesson and hosted the second FoodieChat on twitter. But the boy is now alseep and the OH is watching a movie so I can finally sit down and share some foodie love with you all!

Tonight I tried out a new recipe, something I have seen a couple of times but never tried. Courgette Lasagne. Using courgettes instead of pasta is a great way to bulk up a meal without the use of carbs and you will be surprised how well it works. You don't just have to use it in a dish like this, courgettes make great noodles too. Again Slimming Worlders this would be great on a SP day.


Here is how to make it.

Ingredients 

Fry light
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sweetner/sugar
1 tsp tomato puree
1 beef stock cube
1 - 2 large courgettes, sliced long ways
1 cup of fat free fromage frais
1 egg, beaten
25g chedder cheese, grated (or more if not on SW)
salt and pepper
salad leaves to serve

Note: you can also use bachamel/white sauce if you prefer


Method

1. In a large pan fry your onion, celery and garlic. Add your mince and brown.
2. Once your mince is browned, crumble in your stock cube and add your tinned tomato, tomato puree and sweetner. Simmer on a medium heat until cooked through. 15 min or so.
3. While that is cooking mix your fromage frais, egg and 1/3 of the cheese together. Season well.
4. Once your mince is cooked start to layer. First courgette, then mince and finally a little of your white sauce. Do the same for a second layer and then on your final layer cover the courgette with the rest of your sauce and sprinkle with romaining cheese.
5. Bake in the oven at 160C fan for 30 min and then place under the grill for 3 - 5 min to brown.
6. Once out the oven leave to one side for a few minutes to settle and cool down as Lasagne can be lethal when hot!:) Serve with a fresh salad.


This recipe is really delicious and packed with flavour. It keeps well in the fridge too, leftovers would make a great lunch.

syns - free if cheese is used as a healthy extra or 5 syns 
recipe - mine 

3 comments:

  1. As I have a gluten intolerance this is such a great alternative!! Will most definitely be trying it :) looks delicious! X

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  2. hmmm looks delicious. Courgette lasagne is one of my favourites. I love to use leeks and aubergine in the same way too. x

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