Quorn is a meat free protein that’s low in fat, high in protein and has zero cholesterol, making it ideal for a healthy meal. This lasagne is packed with flavours. Using Quorn mince gives it a fuller texture and works really well with the vegetables and cream cheese topping and therefore is a very balanced dish. This is a very unusual style of lasagne and for those looking for a slightly different vegetarian option, this is just perfect. Serve with a healthy portion of salad or garlic bread. Delicious!!

Vegetarian Quorn Lasagne

Serves 2-4

 

Ingredients

 

300g Quorn Mince

2tbsp Olive Oil

1 Red Onion- Finely Chopped

3 Cloves Garlic- Finely Chopped

2 Bay Leaves

2 Celery Sticks- Chopped

2 Medium Carrots- Chopped

1 Red Pepper/Capsicum- Chopped

1 Green Pepper/Capsicum- Chopped

1 ½ tsp Dried Oregano

2 Tomato Tins- Blended

4tbsp Worcester sauce

Approx 14 Fl oz Water

Salt to taste

Dried Ready to use Lasagne Sheets

Small Tub Philadelphia Cheese

Cheddar Cheese – Grated for topping

 

 

For the White Sauce You Will Need

 

2 oz Butter

2 oz Plain Flour

Small Tub Ricotta Cheese- Optional

1 Pint Milk

 

Method for the White Sauce

 

Take a pan, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the flour and keep stirring for 30 seconds. Add the milk gradually, mixing with a hand whisk as this will get rid of the lumps. Once all the milk is added, just keep whisking until the milk starts to boil. Once this happens, turn off the heat. At this stage if you feel the sauce is quite thick, just add a little more milk to loosen.  Do not over boil as the sauce will get too thick. If you would like a more creamy white sauce, you simply add a small tub of Ricotta cheese at the end.

 

 

 

Method to cook the Quorn and Vegetables

 

Take a wide bottomed pan. Add the oil, onions and bay leaves. Cook the onions until translucent. Add the carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add the peppers and give it a stir then add the oregano.  Add the tomatoes and wait until the mixture starts to boil. Once that happens add the quorn and mix through. Add the water; you need to make sure that you add enough water to submerge the quorn. You may think there is a lot of water but it will evaporate into a nice thick sauce. Add the salt and Worcester sauce. Taste for salt. Let this cook until all the water has evaporated and the mixture has thickened nicely. Leave aside when cooked.

 

To assemble the Lasagne