Sunday, February 6, 2011

Starchless Lasagna

I would have taken a picture, but the fam scoffed it all down!!!

Promise . . next time Winking smile

What you need:

  • 450g extra lean ground beef/turkey/chicken
  • 450g zucchini or yellow squash (slice thin)
  • 1 cup reduced fat /fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar of low-sugar pasta sauce
  • Diced onion                                                                        
  • Chopped garlic                                                     
  • Spinach (as much as you like, i used 2-3 handfuls)
  • Seasonings & Herbs (parsley, oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary).
  • 400ml fat-free sour cream (or low fat ricotta)                                     
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg or two egg whites       
  • Frozen Broccoli/Cauliflower (400g, or as much as you like)                       

NOTE – You can use as many veggies & whatever veggies you like . . the more veggies the better. (eggplant, mushrooms, capsicum,celery)

Let’s create:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees                                           
  2. Brown meat in pan. Drain.     
  3. Cook spinach & broccoli, drain excess water, chop broccoli.
  4. Heat onion & garlic into a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil, and cook until brown. Mix with browned meat, sauce, and herbs/seasonings.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix liquid ingredients (sour cream, parm, egg or egg white, and chopped broccoli) Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. In a pan, build a foundation of zucchini, layering them in like this:                                                                                      A layer of sour cream mixture, then a layer of the meat mixture, about half of each.
  7. Repeat with remaining ingredients: another layer of zucchini, another layer of sour cream, another layer of meat. Cover the top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  8. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or so.




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