Creamy courgette lasagne

Creamy courgette lasagne

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
405
protein
18g
carbs
38g
fat
21g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
13g
salt
1.36g

Ingredients

  • 9 dried lasagne sheets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 700g courgettes (about 6), coarsely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • 50g cheddar
  • 350g jar tomato sauce for pasta

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put a pan of water on to boil, then cook the lasagne sheets for about 5 mins until softened, but not cooked through. Rinse in cold water, then drizzle with a little oil to stop them sticking together.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the onion. After 3 mins, add the courgettes and garlic and continue to fry until the courgette has softened and turned bright green. Stir in 2/3 of both the ricotta and the cheddar, then season to taste. Heat the tomato sauce in the microwave for 2 mins on High until hot.
  3. In a large baking dish, layer up the lasagne, starting with half the courgette mix, then pasta, then tomato sauce. Repeat, top with blobs of the remaining ricotta, then scatter with the rest of the cheddar. Bake on the top shelf for about 10 mins until the pasta is tender and the cheese is golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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redhead78's picture

A fab and tasty way of using up a glut of courgettes. I always make two or three at a time and freeze the spare ones. I use fresh lasagne sheets instead of dried, solely to save having to boil the dried ones, and it always turns out great and tastes lovely

marieb1's picture

Delicious! I used dried lasagne sheets (which didn’t need pre-cooking) and just gave the dish a few extra minutes in oven. I used a jar of tomato and chilli sauce, mascarpone instead of ricotta, seasoned well with salt and black pepper and added a few drops of habanero Tabasco.

stephaniepebrocq's picture

Just made this tonight and used mascarpone instead of ricotta, oh my god, it was DELICIOUS!! I think these are the best lasagne I've ever had! So creamy and tasty, loved it and will definitely make again.

anniejackson's picture

Great recipe. I use a food processor to chop the onion and garlic and grate the cheese and courgettes. I use dried lasagne and don't bother heating the tomato sauce, I just cook it for about 30mins. I've just made one now,assembled it cold and will cook it tomorrow or freeze it uncooked. Really easy, really tasty.

wee_g74's picture

This recipe is fab! I used mascarpone instead of ricotta, homemade tomato sauce and fresh lasagne sheets so there was no pre soaking nonsense and it was delicious. A definite keeper.

rebecca1july's picture

Yummy, delicious , easy

zbjesila's picture
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absolutely fabulous, definitely a keeper, my family love it! I recommend it even for childern, our 18month old managed to eat an adult portion ! :)

sarahdurston's picture

Unexpectedly delicious! Quick, simple & filling& the ricotta is gorgeous. One (possibly obvious) tip - if you ARE going to soften the lasagne sheets in boiling water, make sure they have plenty of room to move. Mine stuck horrendously & wouldn't budge - but the no pre-cook ones worked just fine! Would definitely make this again.

the_owen's picture
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"Hmm, you can make this again" was the cheeky response from my (meat loving) husband.

I used mascarpone instead of ricotta. Love it!

roxii122's picture

This was really nice I too added some chopped bacon my kids said they liked it more than the normal minced beef lasagne

rowlf79's picture
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This is soo yummie!
I have made it twice so far. Ricotta is not available where I live so I used cottage cheese instead, I also added 1 small eggplant.
It is just delicious and very easy to make! Use organic tomato sauce for the extra flavour!

zzze's picture

Eggplant sounds like a delicious addition!

cookiecat's picture
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This was delicious. Made in honour of veggie daughter's return from University for Easter break. Used fresh lasagne for speed. Very easy although wished I had bothered to get the food processor out to grate the courgettes for me! We all enjoyed (including the meat-eaters) and will definitely make this again.

loubylou83's picture
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Very good and a nice change from normal meat lasagne.

mrsmhodgson's picture
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Very good recipe - would be happy to serve to meat and non eat meaters. Easy to prepare.

dishymummy's picture
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A big success in our house and no leftovers to freeze! I will add mushrooms to the mix next time.

leese7242's picture

Delicious and very simple to make, even easier if you use fresh lasagne sheets. Grating courgettes does make a bit of a mess though!

sarahb1973's picture
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This was lovely and, even though the meat version is a family favourite to both make and eat, this went dorm brilliantly.
Made a few tweaks - added roasted butternut squash to a sauce layer, for which I used tomato and mascarpone making it extra creamy. Used fresh pasta sheets too to save preparation time & because its nicer.

fabsunnylion's picture
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Easy to make and yummy, great way to get kids to eat courgette if hey are not normally keen!

mint_choc_chip's picture
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Delicious! Ingredients don't sound like much but the courgette works so well. Yum.

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