Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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Quorn Lasagne - I Suggest You Make Your Own
Member Name: Samm0
Date: 21/08/11, updated on 10/02/12 (102 review reads)
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I'm not a vegetarian but my partner is (as stated in previous reviews) and because of this I find myself occasionally partaking in the odd vegetarian delight.
Mince is my preferred option in the Quorn range, so tonight I thought I would try a cheeky sample of my partners emergency Quorn Lasagne before serving it with salad and chips (eventful day and little time to cook!).
The lasagne is sold in a plastic tray, this can be cooked in the oven for 40 minutes or in the microwave for 8.5 minutes. The cardboard sleeve depicts a lovely meaty, cheese topped lasagne, very tempting - even for a meat eater!
I cooked the lasagne in the oven with the chips for the stated 40 minutes. Usually when a lasagne or similar is cooking a lovely garlic/tomato aroma fills the kitchen - not in this case, no aroma whatsoever, not even when I opened the oven door.
I was quite disappointed with the sight that greeted me, a rather lack luster, bellowed lasagne with little sign of the creamy cheese topping. Let's hope it tastes better than it looks thought I!
I managed to slide the whole lasagne onto the plate in one piece using my handy little kitchen tool, I'm sure I heard it breathe a pathetic sigh of relief as it met up with the salad.
It really did look a poor offering despite being quite lengthy.
It was easy enough to cut into, at least the pasta wasn't rubbery. The smearing of bechamel & cheese on top was completely tasteless, there appeared to be no seasoning whatsoever.
The 'mince in a herby tomato sauce' seemed to lack tomatoes not to mention herbs.
I only had a few mouthfuls, that was enough for me, anything more would have been far too much of a struggle for my tastebuds!
Half of a 500g pack racks up 249 calories. It is also advertised as low in fat and a good source of protein - unfortunately it is also low in taste!
Further nutritional information per half pack:
of which are sugars 4.0g
of which saturates 4.0g
Salt Equivalent 1.13g
The lasagne currently retails for £3.18 in Tesco, or can be purchased as part of the 'any 3 Quorn products for £6.00'. I happen to know that approximately 2 weeks ago, it was any 3 Quorn products for £5.00!!!!!
I won't mention the increase in high juice prices, grrrrrrr.
I cook quite regularly with Quorn mince and have to say that my herby tomato sauce - my home made Bolognese is far superior.
I shall definitely make the effort to rustle up a Quorn lasagne in the near future as I certainly won't be buying this again.
I should really add parting comments from the resident vegetarian 'it's a bit bland, although it earns a point for being Quorn'.
Summary: A Lasagne Unlike Any Other
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