Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Super Quick Spinach and Cheese Lasagne

I have had a huge craving for lasagne lately, so much so that I've actually had it twice in a week! I don't like mince so traditional lasagne is out but there are so many other variations to try. This is really simple to make and only takes 20 mins to cook. I added bacon to the recipe, because bacon makes everything better!

I did however, have a disaster with the bottom layer of pasta. I have no pre-cook lasagne (ie you don't need to cook before using), so I just shove it in the dish and away you go, but the bottom layer of pasta didn't cook. In fact after 30 mins in the oven it was still hard. I have now been told that this is because there isn't enough water in the cream cheese mixture, as there would be in a traditional lasagne, so it's always a good idea to pre-cook the lasagne. I shall remember this for next time! But still, a delicious dish.

Super Quick Spinach and Cheese Lasagne (from Weightwatchers Cook Smart Easy Everyday)
(Serves 2)
(8 WW Pro points per serving)

low fat cooking spray
200g frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
100g low fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs
9 sheets no pre-cook lasagne sheets
200g can chopped tomatoes
50g low fat cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 180C. Spray a small oven proof dish with cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix together the spinach and soft cheese and season with pepper. Place two sheets of lasagne in the oven dish, then spoon over half the spinach mixture.

Place two more sheets of lasagne on top and spoon the remaining spinach mixture on to it. Repeat with last two sheets, pour over the chopped tomatoes, season generously and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

Bake for 20 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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