Papa’s Topsy Turvy Lean Lasagne (GF)


Papa’s Topsy Turvy Lean Lasagne has always been a favourite in the Patti Family HQ

At 326 calories per serving it’s lower in calorie than a traditional lasagne.  Still delicious and easy to make.

It’s layered a little differently has butternut squash instead of pasta for layers ( I just tell H it’s orange pasta) and the cheese sauce has a bit of a twist


This serves 6

Macros per serving:

Calories 326 , Fat  13.1g, Carbs  19.6g, Fiber  1.5g and Protein  42.3g


  • 425g Peeled Butternut Squash
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 500g 5% Fat Beef Mince
  • 400g Tin Chopped Tomatos
  • 1 Tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Puree
  • 3 Tsp Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 250g Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 100g Reduced Fat Mature Cheddar

You will need:

  • Pre Heated Oven 180C Conventional / 160C Fan
  • Medium Size Lasagne Dish
  • Medium Size Saucepan
  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Mandolin (if you have one)
  • Scales / Measuring Spoons
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Lightly grease your lasagne dish with a tsp of your olive oil

  • Slice your butternut squash in lon layers with your mandolin if you have one or a sharp knife

  • Put half of the slices along the bottom of the lasagne dish

  • Put the rest of your olive oil into the bottom of your saucepan and place over a medium high heat

  • Cook the mince until it has browned

  • Like this, discard any excess fat

  • Add your sun dried tomato puree paste and mixed herbs

    Stir in and cook for 2 minutes

  • Add your chopped tomatoes

    Stir in and cook until much reduced on a simmer

  • Cut and cube your cheese

  • Crack your 3 eggs into a mixing bowl

  • Add your cottage cheese and whisk to combine

  • Add some salt and pepper to season

  • When your mince has reduced down take of heat

  • Add half of your egg and cottage cheese mix to lasagne dish

    Spread it evenly all over the base

  • Sprinkle over half of your cubed cheese

  • Add half of your mince mix and spread evenly

  • Add the rest of your butternut squash layers

  • Add the rest of your cottage cheese and egg mix.

    Spread it evenly

    Sprinkle over the remainder of your cheddar

  • Add your remaining mince mix and spread evenly

    Pop in oven and bake for 45 minutes

    If after 30 minutes your mince looks very cooked, cover with foil and cook for remaining 15 minutes

  • When cooked remove from oven.

    Serve and enjoy

    This keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container so you can have again 🙂


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