Lower-fat beef lasagne

Follow our step-by-step recipe to make this delicious lasagne. Lower in calories than your average lasagne recipe, this dish is the perfect recipe for the whole family with layer upon layer of pasta and mince.

This lasagne takes 10 mins to prepare and 1hr and 10 mins to cook and is well worth the wait. Lean beef mince and low-fat spread really do make a different in this dish.

Plenty of veggies and a mouth-watering tomato based stock makes this lasagne recipe a classic. Feel free to swap the veg in this recipe for your favourites instead but make sure you leave in the onions and garlic as they add a tasty kick to the dish.

Swap the spread for cheese instead for a naughty treat. Or if you want to be extra healthy swap the beef mince for lower-fat turkey mince.

This recipe serves 6 people and works out at 433 calories per portion as well as 17g fat, 0.9 salt and 6g saturated fat per portion.

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g (14oz) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 300ml (½ pint) hot beef stock
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) lean beef mince
  • 60g (2¼ oz) low-fat spread
  • 60g (2¼ oz) plain flour
  • 700ml (1¼ pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 250g (9oz) lasagne sheets (fresh lasagne from the chiller cabinet are best)

Wine match: For a dish with lots of tomato sauce, a Zinfandel is perfect. The jammy fruits in Gallo Family Vineyards Turning Leaf Zinfandel or GFV Zinfandel make either a perfect accompaniment to this traditional dish.

Food and wine matching by Sylvain Removille, wine ambassador for Gallo Family Vineyards