Butternut Squash Lasagna – Feeding Kids

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Feeding Kids – Recipe Ideas

This Buttnernut Squash Lasagna is not only great for feeding kids as it contains loads of vegetables but is also low carb so great for a mum and dad trying to lose a few pounds.  It’s also fairly easy and once prepped is just a shove in the oven till ready dish.  I try to prep the meat and vegetables the night before so I can assemble it quickly.

Ingredients

500g low fat mince beef

80g Marscarpone

50g Parmesan

Skimmed milk (as much as needed for sauce.  Can use full fat too)

1/2 -1 Butternut Squash depending on its size

1 ball mozzarella

1 tin tomatoes chopped

1 red onion

1 small carton of passata

1 courgette

Method:

  • Peel and finely dice courgette
  • Peel and finely dice a red onion (if your kids don’t like veg then I would use a food processor for this to get the pieces really really small)
  • Using a mandolin, a cheese slice or a very sharp knife remove the skin from the Squash, cut in half and then cut into thin slices so it looks a bit like this
  • Using a small amount of coconut oil soften the onion and courgette in a pan
  • Add the mince and brown off
  • Add the chopped tomato and passata, season and simmer for around 30 mins (can be less if you are pressed for time)
  • Transfer 1/2 of the meat mixture to an oven proof dish and cover with a layer of butternut squash slices
  • Over a low heat slowly melt the marscapone and loosen it slightly with milk
  • Add in the Parmesan to the cheese sauce and stir
  • Once a spoonable consistency is achieved spoon this over the butternut Squash layer
  • Repeat the process
  • Top the last layer of Squash with remainder of cheese sauce and pieces of the mozzarella ball chopped or ripped up
  • Put in the oven at around 180 degrees (fan oven) for 30 mins or until meat is starting to bubble over cheese
  • Serve with a green salad and enjoy!

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