SW recipe: Cheesy lentil lasagne

Serves 4

Ready in about 1 hour
Syns per serving: 1


450g fat-free natural cottage cheese

Low-calorie cooking spray

2 onions, finely chopped

2 red peppers, deseeded and finely diced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

680g passata

400g can chopped tomatoes

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

4 tsp dried oregano

2 carrots, grated

2 x 400g cans puy or green lentils, drained and rinsed

8 dried lasagne sheets

20g fresh Parmesan, or vegetarian alternative, grated


1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Put the cottage cheese into a food processor. Season and whizz until smooth.

2 Spray a large, non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Stir-fry the onions, peppers and garlic for 6-8 minutes until softened. Add the passata, tomatoes, balsamic and half the oregano. Season and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the carrots and lentils.

3 Spoon half the lentil mixture into the base of a deep baking dish and top with 4 lasagne sheets. Spoon over the remaining lentil mixture, then top with the remaining lasagne sheets. Pour over the cottage cheese, evenly scatter over the Parmesan or vegetarian alternative and top with the remaining oregano.

4 Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden and bubbling. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then divide between 4 plates to serve.

To make this recipe Free, simply omit the Parmesan or vegetarian alternative.


Fill up on Free Food®
All our meals are based on Slimming World Free Food – nutritious, everyday foods that fill you up for fewer calories, meaning they’re great for weight loss! Free Food includes lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, fruit, veg and more. And you can eat these foods freely, making them perfect for satisfying the biggest of appetites. Some Free Foods have the extra bonus of being Speed Food – fruit and veg that are super-low in calories and keep you slimming beautifully. For the best results, always reach for Speed Food first in between meals and include at least a third of a plate of Speed Food at every meal, where it makes sense.

Add in Healthy Extras®
To help provide a good balance of nutrients, enjoy two measured portions of milk or cheese each day – your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choices. Options include 350ml skimmed milk or 250ml semi-skimmed milk; 40g reduced-fat or 30g full-fat hard cheese; 50g mozzarella (cow’s milk); 45g feta or 35g Danish blue, which can be eaten as part of a meal or snack. Also have one portion of wholemeal bread or breakfast cereal each day – your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. To keep things simple we’ve built your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice into the menu plan each day.

Choose your Syns®
Foods and drinks that pose a risk to your weight loss – those high in fat or sugar, as well as alcohol – can be enjoyed as carefully counted Syns. We recommend you plan between 5 and 15 Syns into your day (see the bottom of the next page for some ideas).

Make simple swaps
To help protect your weight loss, choose the leanest meats and trim off any visible fat – cut the white bits off bacon and remove skin from poultry. Dry-fry or cook with low-calorie cooking spray rather than fat or oil, switch sugar for sweetener, and swap cream and crème fraîche for fat-free natural yogurt or plain quark.

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