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Aubergine lasagne

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1 hr 20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Replacing pasta with slices of griddled aubergine means you can still enjoy a rich lasagne and keep the SmartPoints down.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Aubergine

3 medium, cut lengthways into ½cm slices

Onion(s)

1 large, finely chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Carrots, raw

1 medium, peeled and diced

Mushrooms

250 g, finely chopped

Dried Mixed Herbs

2 teaspoons

Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw

500 g

Tomato Purèe

1 tablespoons, level

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large

Light Mozzarella

150 g, torn

Half Fat Cheddar Cheese

25 g, mature, grated

Basil, fresh

2 tablespoons, leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Mist a griddle pan with cooking spray, add the aubergine slices and cook over a high heat on both sides until chargrilled. Set aside.
  2. Mist a large pan with cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the carrot and mushrooms; cook for a further 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle the herbs on top, then add the mince to the pan, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the mince has browned all over. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Spoon a third of the meat sauce over the base of a 20cm ovenproof dish. Top with a third of the aubergine slices, then a third of the mozzarella. Repeat the process twice more, finishing with a layer of mozzarella, then scatter over the Cheddar.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the top is golden and bubbling. Cool slightly, then serve with a green salad.

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