Lasagne with lots of cheese sauce is one of my favourite foods and always has been. However, it can be full of cheese and very unhealthy! The way I make it now as a low-fat cheese sauce with quark I enjoy it whilst it is also healthy.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this sauce or topping as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.

Why choose my low-fat cheese sauce with quark?

Whilst it isn’t the same as a full-fat cheese sauce I do not feel like I am missing out when I have this. I thought I would share this cheese sauce recipe with you to try too.

The recipe is low in fat but works perfectly and will, I promise, soon be a family favourite!

Do check out my Mediterranean vegetable lasagne recipe if like me you are a fan of lasagne.

Quark pot
Pot of Quark

Quark tips for cheese sauce

In recipes that need quark, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure it tastes good. Quark doesn’t have much flavour so ensure you flavour the dish well.

Quark is available in most large supermarkets now and even stocked in Aldi and Lidl. You can usually find it near soft cheeses in a tub similar to that you would buy cottage cheese in.

Due to the low-fat content of quark, it easily splits if heated too much or has hot water or hot liquid added to it.

Be careful and stir in gradually and you should be ok. This is something to really remember when making this low-fat cheese sauce with quark.

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What is Quark?

It is a soft cheese made with skimmed milk. It’s rather like Philadelphia in its consistency and, due to the fat-free aspect of it, there is little flavour. Because of this, quark on its own is not often enjoyed.

Quark is, due to its limited flavour, very versatile and useful in some great recipes. I frequently use it in both sweet and savoury recipes and share a variety of my favourite quark recipes here.

Quark pot
Pot of Quark

The importance of adding vegetables to your meals

Vegetables are low in calories compared to their density. This essentially means that they fill you up with very few calories.

The more vegetables you have in a meal either as a side dish or mixed in with the meal itself the lower-calorie the meal tends to be. A filling but low-calorie meal is perfect for weight loss.

one pot chick pea curry
One Pot chickpea curry

All my recipes include vegetables where possible but do feel free to add more as an accompaniment when you can.

Always choose vegetables that you enjoy because otherwise you will begrudge eating them and are more likely to before long stop cooking them at all.

Trying vegetables cooked differently or with herbs and spices can make them a little more exciting too.

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Recipes that use this quark cheese sauce

This low-fat quark cheese sauce is perfect for Mediterranean vegetable lasagne or even Moussaka.

Lentil moussaka
Lentil and vegetable moussaka

If you like making cheesy pasta why not give it a try for that too, I make a similar version for this cheesy ham pasta bake.

More recipes you may enjoy

Are you a pasta lover? I absolutely love pasta so have compiled a list of all the pasta recipes I have and lots of tips for you here including lasagne, Bolognese and lots of unusual pasta dishes even with butternut squash you will love.

Which meal do you struggle with ideas for on your healthy diet? I have lists of breakfast ideas and lunch ideas if that helps you. I even have a curry sauce recipe you can try.

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes here.

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Butternut Squash veggie burgers

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Mediterranean vegetable lasagne

Low-fat cheese sauce with quark recipe unofficial Slimming World cheese sauce

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Mixing bowl
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

A creamy cheese topping that is perfect on Slimming World as it is low fat and still tastes good.


Ingredients

Scale

500g Quark (Plain)

500g Fat Free Fromage Frais

1tsp Ground Nutmeg

2 Large Eggs

200ml Vegetable Stock


Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and well combined

 

Spoon on top of lasagne pasta sheets, sprinkle with cheese and bake as normal for around 30-40 minutes.

 

If you follow Slimming World weigh 40g of 30% less fat grated cheddar to sprinkle on top, per portion, to have as a healthy extra choice but you could put however much you want on and count it as necessary.



Keywords: Lasagne, cheese sauce, low-fat cheese sauce with quark

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3 Comments

  1. Never thought that I could make a TASTY cheesy sauce on SW – this has proved me wrong. Used it for the top of an melanzane parmigiana…