Vegetarian lasagne

    1 hour 30 min

    An extremely tasty, very put-together lasagne which has received rave reviews from my friends and family. Long prep but definitely worth the effort!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 tsp minced ginger
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 1 aubergine, finely diced & salted for 15 mins
    • 1 small green pepper, chopped
    • 1 small red pepper, chopped
    • 1 punnet mushrooms, cleaned and finely sliced
    • 1 (400g) tin of chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp tomato puree
    • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
    • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
    • 300ml vegetable stock
    • Salt or herb seasoning
    • 150g fresh spinach leaves, washed and chopped
    • 3 tbsp butter
    • 3 tbsp plain flour
    • 700ml milk
    • 100g (3 1/2 oz) grated mature Cheddar cheese
    • Salt or herb seasoning
    • One box of lasagne sheets
    • Finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese

    Prep:50min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C / gas mark 5.
    2. Heat the oil in a wok, then add the garlic, ginger, carrot, onion; sauté for 4-5 mins.
    3. Add the aubergine and peppers and sauté for 3-4 minutes, constantly tossing them.
    4. Next, add the mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, stock and seasoning. Allow it to boil, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
    5. Stir in the spinach thoroughly and cook for a further 2 mins.
    6. For the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and stir over a medium heat until it comes away from saucepan and forms a ball.
    7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly pour in the milk, return to a medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly (very important). Add the cheese and stir until melted. Season to taste.
    8. Pour a third of the cheese sauce into the base of a large oven-proof baking dish. Cover with a third of the pasta, then half the vegetable mixture. Repeat layers using the vegetables and pasta.
    9. Finish by covering the top with the remaining sauce, making sure all pasta is covered.
    10. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake for 40-45 mins, or until the top is golden brown.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    very scrummy. By adding the stock it cooks the pasta nicely. I replaced aubergine with broccoli.  -  12 Mar 2012


    Used different ingredients. I added courgette to mine. Be sure to finely dice the veg for a more even consistency. I didn't have a mincer, so finely grated the garlic and ginger instead. Also, if you don't have lasagne sheets (or a square enough dish), do a pasta bake by pouring the main sauce (mixed with the white sauce) over any dried pasta before baking.  -  07 Jul 2009


    Amazing! My 3yo daughter ate the lasagne and she loved it. This is totally miracle as she doesn't eat veg, not even a tiny pieces. She ate the lasagne as if it was icecream haha 2 hours of making it was well worth the effort.  -  07 Sep 2011