Eggplant Lasagne with Quorn Meat-Free Mince

By January 10, 2017Lifestyle, Recipes, Vegetarian

Try this delicious recipe for a healthier eggplant lasagne, with Quorn Meat Free Mince, celery, onion, and slices of courgette instead of pasta. With under 300 calories per portion, it’s low in saturated fat and high in protein – making it a great start to your New Year healthier eating resolution!

Ingredients:

  • 300g Quorn Meat Free Mince
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp red pesto
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in 100ml hot water
  • 400g tomato passata
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced, lengthways
  • Ingredients for the Topping
  • 250g ricotta cheese
  • 60ml low fat crème fraiche
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved – optional
  • 30g vegetarian hard cheese, grated

Method:

  1. Pre -heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion gently for 4-5 minutes until beginning to soften, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and celery and cook for a further 2 minutes
  2. Stir in the red pesto, vegetable stock and tomato passata. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes then stir in the Quorn Mince. Cover and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the basil and oregano and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  3. Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat and chargrill the eggplant slices for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Combine the ricotta, crème fraiche, nutmeg, salt, pepper and half of the hard cheese in a bowl
  5. In an ovenproof dish arrange a layer of chargrilled eggplant slices, cover with the Quorn Mince mix then place a second layer of courgette slices over this. Spoon the ricotta topping over and garnish with the cherry tomatoes, black pepper and the remaining cheese
  6. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for 20 minutes

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