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Zucchini & Quorn Mince Lasagne

For a tempting taste of Italy, try our delicious Quorn Mince lasagne recipe. Fresh celery, onion and garlic, fried up to perfection in a heavenly pesto and passata sauce, mixed with Quorn Mince and layered with tasty chargrilled courgette ribbons and ricotta. Garnished with cherry tomatoes and baked in the oven, it’s a thing of beauty.

Serves 4

45 mins

A Little Effort

1617 kJ
(Per serving)

15 g of fat

Made with Quorn Mince

Low in fat
Good source of protein
Good source of fibre

Ingredients

  • 300g Quorn Mince
  • 2 large zucchinis, thinly sliced, lengthways
  • 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
Ingredients or 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 zucchini 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 Zucchini slices, cover with the Quorn Mince mix then place a second layer of zucchini 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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