I Can’t Believe It’s Not Mince Lasagne


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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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 120.5kcalcal 182.51813300611kcalcal
Protein 5.75gg 8.709371491993gg
Fat (total) 4.25gg 6.43736153756gg
 - saturated 0.125gg 0.18933416286941gg
Carbohydrate 14.875gg 22.53076538146gg
 - sugars 0.625gg 0.94667081434706gg
Dietary Fibre 1.875gg 2.8400124430412gg
Sodium 236.5mgmg 358.22023614893mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: tin crushed tomatoes, Cheese, 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 is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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