This has been on my meal ideas list for a little while and I was spurred into making it tonight as someone requested a recipe and I didn’t want to post something I didn’t know would work or not! The obvious missing ingredient is tomato, unfortunately there are some limitations to step 2 meals.
I recreated a ‘bechamel’ sauce by using creamy cottage cheese with a splash of milk to thin it out a little. Featuring as the ‘lasagne sheets’ is my trusty hero vegetable- the celeriac! Ok so a little poetic licence may be required here but I think this is as close as it gets to getting that herby and cheesy flavour hit that you might be craving.
- For this recipe you are splitting your protein allowance between turkey breast mince and cottage cheese. For this recipe I used 190g turkey mince and 73g fat free cottage cheese.
- Peel one end of a celeriac and thinly slice a few rounds off the end. Bear in mind this is your vegetable portion so you will probably get enough for two layers worth. My celeriac weighed in at 56g. Drop the rounds into boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain on some kitchen towel.
- Place the turkey mince into a ceramic pan and season to taste, I used Italian herbs, extra oregano, garlic granules, smoked paprika and a hint of chilli and generously sloshed lemon juice all over. Fry until the mince has browned off.
- In a separate bowl place cottage cheese and season, I used black pepper, basil and parsley.
- Add in some chopped spinach (mine weighed 12g).
- Spray a small baking dish with frylight and begin to assemble the lasagne. Add turkey, some cheese and then top with a celeriac round. Repeat. Reserve a little of the cheese to spread on top of the last celeriac layer. Season with pepper and parsley and bake at 180C for 20 minutes.
- Serve with your remaining veg allowance of salad (mine was 12g).
This can be assembled up to one day in advance- either make in individual dishes or a larger one if making more than one serving.
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