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Lighter chicken, courgette and spinach lasagne recipe

Lighter chicken, courgette and spinach lasagne recipe

49 ratings

Make this chicken and spinach lasagne up to 12 hours in advance and bake when needed. Top with ricotta and Parmesan and serve with a fresh green salad. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 479 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 280g spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500g 5% fat chicken mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 large courgettes (about 350g), coarsely grated
  • 10g fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 250g ricotta cheese
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated
  • ½ lemon, finely zested
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6 fresh lasagne sheets
  • green salad, to serve​

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2010kj
    479kcal
    24%
  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.8g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27.5g Protein 41.1g Fibre 3.3g

Method

1. Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the spinach into a colander and pour over a full kettle of just-boiled water and allow to wilt. Put the spinach into a muslin or tea towel and squeeze as much water out as possible, then roughly chop and set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion over a medium-high heat for 8-10 mins until soft, then add the chicken mince and fry for 6-7 mins until cooked through, browned and any liquid has evaporated. Add the garlic and courgettes and cook for 3-4 mins until the courgette liquid has evaporated; season well and remove from the heat.

3. Put the spinach, ricotta, 40g Parmesan, lemon and nutmeg into a clean bowl and mix together.

4. Put a third of the courgette mixture into a 1.2ltr (15 x 25cm) baking dish and top with a third of the ricotta, then lay over a third of the pasta to cover. Repeat twice more, ending in a layer of ricotta. Season well with black pepper and sprinkle over the remaining 10g of Parmesan.

5. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden and bubbling on top and serve with the green salad on the side.

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