Lean Lasagne

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    666

Lighter in calories but rich in flavour. Layers of rich, meaty tomato sauce, creamy cheese and pasta form the ultimate family favourite.

recipe updated 15 Feb 2019

Ingredients

  • Aubergine icon
    Aubergine
    600g
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    270g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    300ml
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    59ml
  • Minced beef icon
    Minced beef
    500g
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes icon
    Tinned chopped tomatoes
    800g
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    90g
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    250g
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    175ml
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    56g
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Pasta sheets icon
    Pasta sheets
    200g

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Stick blender
  • kCook icon Medium roasting dish
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside aubergine: peeled & sliced
  2. Prep and set aside red onion: chopped
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  4. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: grated
  5. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: grated
  6. Pre-heat - 180°C
  7. Get a clean large saucepan
  8. Add prepared aubergine
  9. Add prepared red onion
  10. Add prepared garlic clove
  11. Add vegetable stock
  12. Add red wine and cover
  13. Simmer - 5 min, low heat
  14. Uncover
  15. Cook until tender - 5 min, low heat
  16. Remove and let cool
  17. Purée with stick blender
  18. Get a clean frying pan
  19. Add minced beef
  20. Fry in frying pan until browned
  21. Transfer mixture to meat
  22. Add tinned chopped tomatoes
  23. Simmer gently in frying pan until thickened - 10 min
  24. Get a clean small bowl
  25. Add egg white
  26. Add ricotta cheese
  27. Beat
  28. Add milk
  29. Add prepared parmesan cheese
  30. Beat
  31. Season with black pepper to taste
  32. Arrange
  33. Transfer meat to medium roasting dish
  34. Add pasta sheets
  35. Transfer cheese mixture to medium roasting dish
  36. Arrange
  37. Sprinkle with prepared parmesan cheese
  38. Bake until golden brown - 35 min, 180°C
  39. Serve
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