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Yummy Beef Lasagne - amazingly rich beef sauce in between layers of pasta and sweet potato, all finished off with a delicious healthier bechamel white sauce and melted cheese.

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The Best Slimming World Beef Lasagne

When it comes to lasagne, only the real deal will do in my house and my families favourite is this delicious recipe right here.

Best of all it has a proper lower calorie bechamel sauce, but none of those unpleasant topping ingredients like of egg, yoghurt or quark.

I mean come on, why would you want to ruin a perfectly good lasagne by topping it with something like that, when you can make it likes this and still low calories too.

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Beef and Sweet Potato Lasagne

This delicious lasagne has layers of rich bolognese sauce, with sweet potato slices, lasagne sheets and smokey bacon as well as that delicious cheesy topping.

It's perfect to enjoy just as it is or paired with a mixed salad of your choice or some steam veggies if you prefer.

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How can I add more vegetables to this Yummy Beef Lasagne?

There are some vegetables included in the lasagne, but I always like to pair this up with a mixed salad. Serve in the middle of the table for everyone to dig into and add some to their plate.

All kinds of salad vegetables are perfect – baby greens, crisp lettuce, cucumber, carrot, peppers, tomatoes, onion, radishes and beetroot etc

Hey, and I know potatoes are not a vegetables. But sometimes you just want Lasagne AND chips right? and so I have the recipe for PERFECT Homemade Oven Chips.

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Slimming Friendly Yummy Beef Lasagne

Yield: SERVES 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

The BEST Beef Lasagne – amazingly rich beef sauce in between layers of pasta and sweet potato, all finished off with a delicious healthier bechamel white sauce and melted cheese.


  • 400g/14oz of extra lean beef mince (or swap for lentils or a meat subtitute)
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 slices of lean back bacon or Canadian bacon
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 mushrooms chopped
  • 600g (21oz) tin of chopped plum tomatoes or passata
  • 600g sweet potato, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • pinch of fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary)
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 cup (240ml) of beef or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (puree)
  • cooking oil spray
  • 100g (3.5oz) of mozzarella cheese, grated or torn into pieces
  • 15g (0.5oz) of parmesan cheese, grated
  • approx 6 sheets of oven ready lasagne sheets (can use gluten free) - may need more or less depending on size of your dish
  • salt and black pepper

for the cheese sauce

  • 1.25 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 300ml of 1% milk
  • 15g (0.5oz) of parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and black pepper for seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 200c or 400f
  2. Spray a frying pan with some cooking oil spray and cook the bacon with a pinch of cinnamon until golden,
  3. Add the onions, garlic, carrot and herbs and fry for a further few minutes, making sure it is all mixed together.
  4. Add the beef mince and cook till browned.
  5. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and the balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low, cover and simmer for approx 30 mins
  6. Peel and slice the sweet potato, sprinkle with some paprika, chilli powder and spray oil and bake in the oven until tender. (approx 30 mins)
  7. When the sweet potato is almost done, you can make the cheese sauce.
  8. Add the milk and cornstarch to a small saucepan over a medium high, constantly stirring until it comes to a boil and thickens. Add the 15g of parmesan cheese and continue to stir until cheese is melted into sauce, season with salt and black pepper.
  9. Using a square lasagne dish. Add half the meat mixture and then 3 lasagne sheets, then layer with the sweet potato slices. Repeat with another layer of meat sauce and then again top with 3 lasagne sheets.
  10. Pour over the top the cheese sauce and sprinkle with the 100g of mozzarella and 15g of parmesan.
  11. Turn oven up to 200c or 400f and bake for approx 30 mins, until cheese has melted and is golden.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  13. Serve with your choice of sides.


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Nutrition Information

Yield 4Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per ServingCalories 578Total Fat 14.7gSaturated Fat 8.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 167mgCarbohydrates 62.6gFiber 9.4gSugar 28.3gProtein 43.9g

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  1. zoe says

    This looks so delicious!


  2. JoyC says

    Yummy by name....! Fab dish.


  3. Lorraine says

    Hey this looks yummy. Is cornstarch the same as corn flour?


    • admin says

      yep it sure is 🙂


  4. monique says

    I made this yesterday and OMG it is soo lovely. It tastes so much nicer than SW recipies for lasagne which are usually made with yogurt (for the white sauce). This tastes like the real deal and is SW friendly.

    keep doing what you do xx


  5. Ivana says

    This was really lovely, I can't believe you could eat as much of this as you like for FREE! I'm sure the calories would add up if you ate too many servings in one go!! A really lovely recipe. Only down side is not good for reheating as the white sauce dries up. Definitely do again as the kids loved it too.


  6. Christy says

    I love pasta, but Lasagne for some reason has never been "my thing" but my other half loves it, so I thought I give it a go!

    It is really worth the effort, and I liked it, it has not converted me personally, but I would def. make and have it again, whilst others I just wouldn't bother with any more!

    My partner loved it, and so did my 3 year old!

    Thank you again! 😀



  7. Anonymous says

    We had this for tea tonight and it was absolutely yummy!
    I had no HE's left to use and used more Mozzarella then stated in the recipe, but each portion (made 6 altogether) still only worked out to be 5syns! I also used 4 layers of lasagne sheets which made it more filling.
    If you like lasagne, I can highly recommend this recipe!
    Thank you for posting it!


  8. Anonymous says

    lasagne & spaghetti carbonara are so good... thanks to them am back on track...lol!! x Pauline


  9. Anonymous says

    I sometimes find Lasagne recipes a bit too rich but this one is so light. What a difference to the normal way I've made it in the past. It is really filling too.
    Thanks for another fab recipe...... keep them coming xxxx


  10. Sherrie says

    We really enjoyed this, I wasn't initially going to include the sweet potato as I thought it was odd but I'm so glad I did, it really added a richness to the dish. I also actually enjoyed it more without the cheese sauce in each layer that I would have normally added.


  11. Michelle Fisher says

    OMG Siobhan,
    This lasagne recipe was A-Ma-Zing! I made a few tweaks, but the addition of the sweet potato, oh my days....yummy! My husband went back for seconds & then exclaimed "I could keep eating this until I burst"!! Just love your website for ideas on what to cook, and always straight forward & turns out as you say it will....many thanks for all your knowledge & recipes Xx


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Michelle. This is one of my favourite recipes that I make again and again. So glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  12. Michelle Fisher says

    My score disappeared ?? 5* from me 🙂 xx


  13. Sandra Webster says

    By far the best Slimming World lasagne. It’s delicious. Thank you


  14. Sandra Webster says

    By far the best Slimming World lasagne I’ve made. It’s delicious. Thank you


  15. sue adams says

    This was my 1st attempt at home made lasagne and my 1st recipe from this page - absolutely amazing, looked authentic and tasted as good if not better than shop bought this recipe gave me inspiration to 1 want to make more of Siobhan's recipes and 2 to know i can eat hearty wholesome food, enjoy cooking it and still lose weight. Try it you won't be disappointed.....


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      Ahh thank you Sue, I’m so glad this inspired you to try more.


  16. Teresa Abbott says

    Is there a suitable alternative for the sweet potato in the recipe


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      Hi Teresa, you could use butternut squash or just omit altogether


  17. Adkins says

    I really really enjoyed this - the best lasagne recipe I have made, let alone a slimming world lasagne recipe! Would this be suitable for freezing?


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      So happy to hear that, you can indeed freeze this. I regularly freeze a portion when I make this 🙂


  18. Sandie says

    Thought I'd give this recipe a go and so glad I did. It was delicious, I'm not very good in the kitchen but this turned out perfect. Will definitely be doing this again. Thanks so much for the great recipe.


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      Hi Sandie - this makes me so happy to hear. It is one of my favourite lasagne recipes that I have been making for years. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment, it's very much appreciated.


  19. Rachel says

    Hi just a couple of questions which one would you put as HEA as im struggling with this in food diary?

    Also how many does it serve?


    • Shevy (Slimming Eats) says

      Remember that although it contains more than one healthy extra, it serves more than one person, so when divided into servings is just 1 healthy extra and 0.5 syns. For the purpose of your food diary you can select any of the healthy extra options, i.e. cheese or milk.


  20. Christine says

    This a family favourite in our house it tastes so good everytime. I love the white sauce in lasagne and thought I might not be happy only having 1 layer but you don't even notice . Lasagne is my husband's favourite dish and now he asks for this one every week ☺️


  21. Christine says

    Also I use your recipes everyday. we haven't found one yet we didn't like. There is so much variety I'm so glad I found your site x


  22. Anji dyer says

    How many people does this serve, it says yeild 4, so is this for 4 people?, It's absolutely gorgeous, made one for my son and his boys and they were blown away with it, love your recepies, wish you would do a book.xxx


    • Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says

      yep you got it!! yield is indeed servings 😉


  23. Tracy says

    Made this recipe for the 3rd time now it’s amazing going to double up next time and freeze it another great recipe from you thankyou


  24. Jackie says

    Hi, if I substitute the meat for brown lentils, does this affect the cooking time?


  25. Stephanie Ray says

    Made this tonight and it was really tasty. Loved the sweet potato addition.


  26. Kevan Trotter says

    Hi do you chop the bacon up or cook it like normal


    • Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says

      yes chop it up.


  27. Hannah says

    Hi, I am yet to try this recipe but is it fresh lasagne sheets or dry lasagne sheets? Because I thought you had to syn fresh pasta? Many thanks xx


    • Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says

      it's dry pasta I use, fresh pasta is synned. I use oven ready lasagne sheets (they are still dry pasta), they just do not require cooking before layering for the lasagne, some lasagne sheets do, so check the box of the ones you use.


  28. Julie says

    Absolutely loved this recipe, would never have guest this was a healthy option. All my family loved it. Thank you so much


  29. Sarah Hateley says

    Absolutley loved this! Tasted naughty although it wasn't!

    How is it best to reheat this recipe? Thanks!


    • Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says

      So glad you enjoyed it. I just reheat in microwave until hot throughout or in the oven. Either is fine.


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Yummy Slimming Friendly Beef Lasagne | Slimming Eats Recipes (2024)


How many calories are in Slimming World beef lasagne? ›

Beef Lasagne
Typical ValuesPer 100gserving oven-baked (100g)
Total Fat0.9g0.9g
Saturated Fat0.3g0.3g
Total Carbohydrates9.9g9.9g
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Mar 11, 2023

What goes first in lasagne sauce or meat? ›

How to layer a lasagne…
  1. First, spread an even layer of bolognese sauce over the base of an oven-proof dish.
  2. Then, place a single layer of pasta sheets on top. ...
  3. Next, spread over a layer of the white sauce (or béchamel) and repeat the process until both sauces are used up.

Is beef lasagne unhealthy? ›

8. Is lasagne healthy? Lasagne is a classic comfort food, but can be high in saturated fat and salt, because of the bechamel sauce, mince and cheese. A large portion can contain over 1000kcals, which is half of what most of us need in a day.

How many calories are in Slimming World homemade lasagne? ›

Energy: 561 calories

Proportion of total calories contributed by protein, carbs and fat.

What not to do when making lasagna? ›

Too much between one layer and another will keep you from ever getting a perfect slice. Too little and all you'll taste is pasta. Do not put large pieces of vegetables or meat in lasagna for the same reason as above. To get a perfect lasagna, the filling should be finely sliced or even creamy.

What can I add to my lasagna to make it taste better? ›

Sugar: Two tablespoons of white sugar add subtle sweetness and enhance the flavor of the sauce. Spices and seasonings: This lasagna recipe is flavored with fresh parsley, dried basil leaves, salt, Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, and black pepper. Lasagna noodles: Use store-bought or homemade lasagna noodles.

Why do you put milk in lasagna? ›

Milk. It tenderises the meat, to leave you with the most tender ragù.

How many layers should a lasagna have? ›

Betony Kitchen says you could make lasagna with as little as two layers for a quick lasagna that doesn't take long to bake. Many, however, would consider this skimping. Most recipes you'll find for lasagna call for a minimum of three layers, which seems to be the universal standard.

Do Italians put meat in their lasagna? ›

In southern Italy lasagna is generally made with dried sheets of pasta layered with rich meat ragú, ricotta and mozzarella. In the north, especially in Bologna, the most popular version of lasagna features fresh egg pasta colored green with spinach and layered with ragú, bechamel and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Should you cover lasagna when baking? ›

Cover the lasagna with foil and place in the oven. Cook the lasagna for about 20 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (remove the foil if you wish to brown the top) Meanwhile, heat the meat or marinara sauce in a small pan on the stovetop until 165 degrees.

What is the lasagna noodle trick? ›

Place your dry noodles in the water, making sure they're all equally submerged, and let them soak for about 20 minutes. Let this go while making your sauce or preheating the oven, and it shaves off all the extra time you'd spend boiling them.

Why add tomato paste to lasagna? ›

A good tomato paste helps to thicken but also adds a sweet and savory umami flavor. Lean Ground Beef: Lean beef adds a robust and hearty meatiness that's essential in a classic lasagna recipe.

How many calories are slimming world meals? ›

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How many calories are in Slimming World veg lasagne? ›

Energy: 319 calories

Proportion of total calories contributed by protein, carbs and fat.

How many calories in a piece of Lasagna beef? ›

There are 336 calories in 1 piece (1/6 of 8" square, approx 2-1/2" x 4") of Lasagna with Meat.

How many calories in a slice of beef Lasagna? ›

408 Calories
Fat22.1 g
Carbs27.4 g
Fiber2.6 g
Protein25.1 g

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