Today, I’m excited to share this low calorie lasagna under 300 calories recipe with you, which tastes just as good as the traditional version. I’ve swapped out higher-calorie ingredients for lower-calorie alternatives without compromising on flavor.
- Savor a fulfilling lasagna experience that is still delicious but with fewer calories.
- Learn how to make low-calorie ingredient swaps, such as light cream cheese and lean turkey.
- Master an easy-to-follow recipe for a versatile dish perfect for any occasion.
- Customize the recipe to your taste, enjoying the familiar richness of lasagna without the calorie overload.
- Embrace the fall season with warm, comforting meals like this lasagna, and look forward to more wholesome recipes.
Low Calorie Lasagna Under 300 Calories
Create a flavorful low-calorie lasagna by swapping traditional ingredients with lighter alternatives. Sauté veggies, brown turkey mince, layer with lasagna sheets, add a herbed cream cheese mixture, and bake at 180°C for 30-35 minutes – a guilt-free recipe!
For the Veggie Mixture
- 1 courgette (zucchini), chopped
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
For the Cheese Layer
- 2 packets of Philadelphia Lightest cream cheese
- Mixed herbs
For the Meat Mixture
- 600g turkey mince
- Salt, pepper, and mixed herbs for seasoning
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 1 Garden Vegetable stock cube
For the Lasagna Layers
- 8 lasagna sheets
- 170g Eatlean cheese (or any low-calorie cheese)
- Chopping board and knife
- Garlic press
- Wok or large pan
- Mixing bowls
- Oven-safe dish
- Measuring utensils (for precise quantities)
- Frying pan or skillet
- Can opener
Prepare the Veggie Mixture
- Chop the courgette into quarters.
- Finely dice the onion.
- Mince the garlic using a garlic press.
- Sauté the vegetables until softened.
Create the Cheese Layer
- Mix two packets of Philadelphia Lightest cream cheese with mixed herbs.
- Set aside.
Brown the Turkey Mince
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Brown the turkey mince in a pan, season with salt, pepper, and mixed herbs.
- Remove the cooked mince and set it aside.
Cook the Veggie and Tomato Mixture
- In the same pan, sauté the vegetables until soft.
- Add two tins of chopped tomatoes.
- Incorporate a Garden Vegetable stock cube for extra flavor.
- Season with mixed herbs, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer the mixture for a few minutes.
Assemble the Lasagna
- In an oven-safe dish, layer half of the turkey and veggie mixture.
- Place lasagna sheets on top, making sure to cover the entire surface.
- Spread half of the cheese mixture over the sheets.
- Add another layer of turkey and veggie mixture.
- Repeat the process with another layer of lasagna sheets and the remaining cheese mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Cut into portions and savor the delicious, low-calorie lasagna!
Can I use ground chicken instead of turkey mince?
Ground chicken is a great alternative to turkey mince and will work well in this recipe.
Can I use regular cream cheese instead of Philadelphia Lightest?
While regular cream cheese can be used, it increases calorie count. Opting for a lighter version helps keep the lasagna under 300 calories.
How can I make this lasagna vegetarian?
Is there a substitute for Eatlean cheese?
Feel free to use any low-calorie cheese of your choice. Look for alternatives that are lower in fat and calories than traditional cheese.
Can I use fresh lasagna sheets instead of dried ones?
Yes, you can use fresh lasagna sheets. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as fresh sheets may require less time in the oven.
How do I store leftovers?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze individual portions for longer storage.
Are the nutritional values provided per serving or for the entire lasagna?
The nutritional values are per serving. The recipe yields six servings, making it convenient for portion control.
Can I add more vegetables to the recipe?
Feel free to customize the veggie mixture with your favorites, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.
Can I make this lasagna in a smaller quantity?
Yes, you can adjust the quantities of ingredients to make a smaller lasagna. Just maintain the layering proportions for the best results.
|Turkey Mince (600g)
|Garlic (4 cloves)
|Philadelphia Lightest (2 packets)
|Lasagna Sheets (8 sheets)
|Eatlean Cheese (170g)
|Chopped Tomatoes (2 tins)
|Garden Vegetable Stock Cube
There you have it – a fantastic 300-calorie lasagna that’s perfect for the colder months. Feel free to customize the recipe to your taste, and don’t forget to let me know if you try it! If you enjoyed this recipe, give it a review, and don’t forget to comment below.