Slimming World Cannelloni

Since my mum joined Slimming World a couple of years ago, she has been making this delicious, healthy dinner which has since become one of my favourites. Every time I come home from university, this is the first meal on the table. This cannelloni isn't made with cannelloni pasta; instead of squeezing the mixture into tubes (an extremely messy, fiddly and annoying process!), you simply layer them with lasagne sheets. A much less time-consuming alternative! This slimming version has also ditched the white sauce which many restaurants serve within the dish, yet it still tastes superb. If your a health-conscious fan of tomato-based Italian dishes, this is the PERFECT dish for you!




As well as containing minimal calories and fat, this is also very cheap to make, especially if you slice it up and freeze whatever you don't eat. I often make this dish at university as a batch meal, not only because it's one of my favourite meals, but also because it's very cost-efficient.


Ingredients

  • 600g or a large tub of natural, low fat cottage cheese
  • 350g frozen spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 9 lasagne sheets (lasagne verde or wholewheat are healthier options if you can get hold of them)
  • 700g passata (I used Asda's Extra Special Italian Rustica Passata because it tastes so good!)
  • Grated low fat cheese (to taste)

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade and find a fairly large dish (one you'd usually use for lasagne-type meals).

2. On a low heat, add the salt, pepper and nutmeg to the frozen spinach and melt in a saucepan.

3. Once the frozen spinach is completely melted, add the egg to help bind it together. Then pour in the cottage cheese and stir until it's all combined well.


4. Pour half of the spinach mixture into the dish- this will be your first layer. Add a few lasagne sheets, then pour over half of the passata. Repeat this as you would a lasagne, until you have the passata as your final top layer.

5. Add however much cheese you want on the top, then put in the oven for around 40 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and golden on top.


6. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes, then serve with salad, coleslaw or whatever you fancy, and enjoy!

This recipe contains around 240 calories per slice, 8.4g of fat, and 3.8g of saturated fat.


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