“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Lasagne „
Sainsbury's Italian Vegetable lasagne is another lunch time treat for me to have when I'm home alone. A chance to put my feet up for twenty minutes or so, while I watch a recording of 'Neighbours' and can savour my lunch.
I'm always pleased to find something that's savoury but doesn't contain meat, so this Italian range lasagne seemed well worth a try.
I did enjoy this but will say it wasn't the best vegetable lasagne I've sampled. This is mainly due to the fact that I found it a bit sloppy and the sauce topping runny.
After microwaving the lasagne and turning it out of it's plastic container and onto a serving plate, I was surprised to see the runny consistency. In fact there was a pool of liquid gathered on the plate. I checked that I had cooked it for the correct amount of time and I had. I can only conclude that there must be too much liquid contained in this recipe. Also, this was housed in the chilled food section but I froze it so perhaps it would be better cooked from chilled.
It did still taste pleasant enough though and I was pleased that the mushrooms, aubergines and courgettes were still tasty and didn't seem to be overcooked. Also, the layers of lasagne sheets were all right though not wonderful, maybe could have been a little firmer.
This lasagne comes in a 400 gram pack and serves one. Not a massive portion but what you would expect, and, I would say, adequate. I paid £1.99. The packaging uses a minimum of 90% recyclable board.
It consists of fresh egg pasta with vegetables in a tasty tomato sauce which is then topped with a cheese sauce and mozzarella cheese. It contains NO hydrogenated fats, artificial colours or flavours.
The pack provides:
total sugars- 12.3g
sat fat- 13.2g
*ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains milk, egg and wheat gluten.
It can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator or, alternatively, frozen and then cooked from frozen, either by microwaving or conventional oven. It's simple to cook, and quick if using the microwave but from frozen it will take 45 minutes to cook in the oven. This is expensive unless you are cooking other things in the oven at the same time.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
I would suggest serving this vegetable lasagne with French bread, or a side salad, or you may wish to eat it on it's own if thinking of your waistline. Not the most slimming thing but as an occasional treat it's ideal. Although, as I've said, it's not the best I've eaten, I will still buy this again. It is nice enough, in my opinion, and makes a convenient meal.