Lean Lasagne

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

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

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019


  • Aubergine icon
    2 (600g)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    2 (270g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    6 tbsp (56g)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    300ml (1¼ cups)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    4 tbsp (59ml)
  • Minced beef icon
    Minced beef
    500g (about 2¼ cups)
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes icon
    Tinned chopped tomatoes
    800g (about 3½ cups)
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    3 (90g)
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    250g (about 1 cup)
  • Milk icon
    175ml (¾ cup)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Pasta sheets icon
    Pasta sheets
    200g (about 7⅛)


  • 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. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  2. Add aubergine, red onion, garlic clove, vegetable stock and red wine to a clean large saucepan and cover
  3. Simmer - 5 min, low heat
  4. Uncover
  5. Cook until tender - 5 min, low heat
  6. Remove and let cool
  7. Purée with stick blender
  8. Add minced beef to a clean frying pan
  9. Fry in frying pan until browned
  10. Transfer mixture to meat
  11. Add tinned chopped tomatoes to the meat
  12. Simmer gently in frying pan until thickened - 10 min
  13. Add egg white and ricotta cheese to a clean small bowl
  14. Beat
  15. Add milk and parmesan cheese to the cheese mixture
  16. Beat
  17. Season with black pepper to taste
  18. Arrange
  19. Transfer meat to medium roasting dish
  20. Add pasta sheets to the medium roasting dish
  21. Transfer cheese mixture to medium roasting dish
  22. Arrange
  23. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  24. Bake until golden brown - 35 min, 180°C
  25. Serve
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