Before I go any further I need to make a statement:
Despite always spelling yogurt, as yoghurt, I am now spelling it yogurt – even though it looks completely wrong to my eye. This is because on the yoghurt carton in my fridge it is spelled ‘yogurt’. Does that make any sense at all? No? Okay let’s continue with Food Waste Friday…
Last Friday I decided to take my chances on substituting Greek yogurt for cheese sauce (this is how I make cheese sauce). I was feeling super lazy and couldn’t be bothered to make any. I also really wanted to see what would happen if I made a vegetable lasagne using Greek yogurt. If it worked then I’d have an alternative to sauce, if it didn’t it’d be a talking point and I’d eat it anyway as punishment for being so naive.
(Can you tell I’m in a strange mood today?)
At this point, this post could go either way…
Success or disaster?
You could try it for yourself to decide? Do you fancy trying out a vegetable lasagne using Greek yogurt?
It was a success (in my opinion anyway), so much so I am making it again this Food Waste Friday as I have very similar perishables to use up, onion, peppers, courgette/zucchini plus Greek
When making vegetable lasagne using Greek yogurt, I also took a few other shortcuts (I am the QUEEN of shortcuts).
So, if you’re feeling lazy too, or just fancy trying out something a little bit different and a really simple dish that can be rustled up with minimum ingredients you will need:
Lasagne Dish. 1 tin of chunky chopped tomatoes. 1 chopped onion. 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic. 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs. 2 diced peppers. 1 small diced courgette. Dried lasagne sheets. 250ml Greek yogurt. 1 mozarella ball. grated cheddar cheese. Blackpepper. Some more dried mixed herbs. Just follow the video above to make your own – and do not forget to do two layers (I only show one). Also ensure you preheat a moderate oven and pop the dish in for 30 minutes before serving. I didn’t get that far 😉
Check out last week’s cooked vegetable lasagne using Greek yogurt on Instagram!
And my Friday fridge will be making an appearance on Facebook later today.
I’m always on the look out for lasagne hacks – if you have any please do share.
**Guys this is a shortcut and an option for using up items that potentially would go to waste. It passes the tastes test but by no means is a perfect lasagne. The yogurt does curdle slightly but I’m okay with that as a way of reducing food waste or an emergency dish when needed!