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Low-carb Leek and turkey lasagne

Lasagne. La vita bella. There are a few easy tweaks you can make to a full fat lasagne to make it healthier (brown pasta sheets, turkey mince) but this takes it one step further into completely clean-land.

Replace the lasagne sheets with leek. 

I know, shut up. Nothing compares to proper lasagne. Well, it does. This does. It’s delicious, you feel light, there are no-carbs and there’s no guilt whatsoever. Heaven.

Total time: 1 hour
Oven: 180c

Mince:
500g x minced turkey
1 x white onion, chopped finely
1 x garlic clove, crushed
2 x carrots (medium) chopped into small squares
3 x tsp oregano
1/2 x tsp cayenne pepper
1 x can chopped tomatoes
2 x tsp tomato puree
1 x tbl sp red wine (optional)

“pasta”
1 x large leek

White sauce:
Depending on how naughty you’re feeling:
Bad: 1 x packet bechamel sauce, mozzarella
Medium: 1 x light creme fraiche, 2 x garlic cloves crushed, mozzarella
Good: 1/2 pot natural yoghurt, cornflour, 2 x garlic cloves crushed, 1 inch hard parmesan grated, 1/2 mozzarella

  • In a big frying pan, melt a tbl sp of coconut oil. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 4 minutes
  • Add the carrots and turkey mince
  • Fry until turkey has sealed
  • Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and oregano
  • Stir until fully mixed with turkey mixture
  • Add salt (to taste) and cayenne pepper, and wine if you’re using it
  • Simmer for 10 mins
While you’re doing the above, get the leeks ready.
  • Trim the leek to the length of the pot you’re using
  • Chop length-ways in half
When the turkey mix has simmered, layer up in the lasagne dish: leek layer (overlapping the pieces), turkey layer, leek layer, turkey layer…
Cover, and put dish in oven for 30 minutes
White Sauce:
Make this and add to the dish after 30 minutes. Cook for another 20.
Either:
Bad: follow packet instructions. Mix mozzarella in when you pour over lasagne
Medium: add creme fraiche to a saucepan. Add in garlic. Mix for 5 minutes. Pour over lasagne. Add mozzarella.
Good: add yoghurt to saucepan. Add in garlic. Add in 1 tbl sp of cornflour (pre mixed in water), mix until thick. Add in parmesan and mix together. Pour over lasagne and add mozzarella.
Eat all of it in one setting (<— don’t, share it you gannet)
Bisou x
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