SW recipe: Mushroom and spinach butternut squash lasagne

Serves 4  Ready in about 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 large onion, finely chopped

200g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato puree

250g baby spinach

500g fat-free natural fromage frais

2 large eggs, beaten

4 level tbsp grated fresh Parmesan or vegetarian alternative

2/3 sprigs of fresh oregano or basil, leaves picked and finely chopped

400g pack Sainsbury’s Butternut Squash Lasagne Sheets

Lettuce and cucumber salad, to serve

Method:

1 Spray a large. lidded, non-stick frying pan or flameproof casserole dish with low-calorie spray and place over a medium-high heat. Cook the onion and mushrooms for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée, and cook for a few minutes until thickened. Stir in the spinach. cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted.

2 Mix together the fromage frais, eggs, 2 level tbsp Parmesan and the herbs and season. Spoon one-third of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a medium baking dish, top with a layer of lasagne sheets, and spoon over just under one-third of the fromage frais mixture. Repeat in the same order for another 2 layers, finishing with the fromage frais. then evenly sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan.

If eating straight away: Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/ gas 6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and bubbling Divide between 4 plates and serve with the salad.

If freezing: Leave to cool completely, then cover tightly with cling film and freeze in the baking dish for up to 1 month.

To serve. defrost overnight in the fridge. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. discard the cling film and bake for 40-45 minutes. 0r until golden and bubbling

Serve following the Instructions above

Syns per serving: 1

COOK’S NOTE You can use 12 dried lasagne sheets instead of the butternut squash sheets, or use a mixture of both, Syns per serving stay the same.

 

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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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