I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mince Lasagne

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mince Lasagne


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

4.3 based on 21 ratings.


  • 1/2 cup Dry Red Lentils
  • 1 Tin Refried Beans
  • 1 tbsp Italian Herbs
  • 1 Tin Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cheese grated
  • 1/2 Lasagna Noodles (125 grams)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
66g serve
Qty per
Energy 784cal 1187cal
Protein 13.7g 20.7g
Fat (total) 14.8g 22.4g
 - saturated 6.8g 10.3g
Carbohydrate 15.3g 23.1g
 - sugars 0.79g 1.2g
Dietary Fibre 1.88g 2.84g
Sodium 434mg 657mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Lasagna noodles

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mince Lasagne

My husband loves his meat and thinks vegetarian food is for tree-hugging hippies.

So when I served what I call ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mince Lasagne’ – he didn’t even know.  Until I told him that is.  Refried beans mixed with the lentils just the right way gives the impressions and taste of mince – he didn’t even suspect!  Give this a go!

I Can't Believe It's Not Mince Lasagne | Stay at Home Mum


  1. Open the tin of refried beans and pour into a bowl with the crushed tomatoes, lentils and Italian herbs.  Mix well and set aside.

  2. Make your cheese sauce as per the Stay at Home Mum recipe.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and use canola oil to very gently grease the bottom of a deep baking dish.

  4. Using a large spoon, layer enough of the refried bean mix to just cover the bottom of the baking tray.

  5. Add the lasagne noodles to cover without overlapping.

  6. Layer the cheese sauce on top.

  7. Keep stacking the layers in that order until you run out of ingredients.

  8. Top with the cup of grated cheese and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through and golden on top.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Mince Lasagne is suitable to freeze for up to six months.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  Cut into serving slices and wrap in aluminium foil.
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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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