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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greedyjulie's picture
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Surprisingly delicious dish from such simple ingredients. Would recommend highly.

vcrovato's picture
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Good veggie dish, but next time I will make more filling as I like my lasagne thick!

lisel1969's picture
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Wonderful! I added some turkey mince that I needed to use up and made my own tomato sauce, a really filling delicious meal. Will definitely make this again

rozella's picture
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THIS MADE A NICE CHANGE FROM THE VEGGIE MEAT VERSION I USALLY DO. IT IS REALLY TASTY WITH GARLIC BREAD

nicky_webber's picture
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This recipe was gorgeous and so easy! I didn't precook the lasagne sheets, instead put it in the oven for 40 minutes. The result was absolutely gorgeous. I added fried mushrooms to the courgettes to give it a bit more texture. My vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends loved it! Will definately make this again.

jasminebro's picture
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Good quick and tasty meal - a great shortcut lasagne for busy midweek evenings. When I grated the courgette I added in a carrot I had lying around, and this is a great way to feed my young daughter vegetables.
Used just passata rather than pasta sauce, and was still tasty, and this reduces the salt content.

peacockv's picture
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Great, quick recipe - perfect for a quick meal after work.

carolyn12's picture
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Wonderful. Used dried lasagne sheets and it was excellent. When in oven I just added a bit of milk over the lasagne and covered it with foil. Removed foil when nearly cooked.

pippamoss's picture
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Made this so many times now and always great. Try it with various varieties of pasta sauce - one with sweet pepper worked well. Off to make it again now in fact.

marie22's picture
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Nice filling and tasty dish. You can put a bit more cheddar on top and some herbs de provence and bake for 20min for a good crispy finish.

thynk2much's picture
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I need to try making this again because I used the Gordon Ramsay mushroom/marcarspone sauce and it had a very specific flavour that I don't think suited this dish (although it was a nice sauce). I think a plainer sauce would have suited better so will try that next time. Totally agree with previous comments that fresh pasta is the way to go: no pre-cooking required and so easy.

indigoblue's picture
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A long-time favourite. Everyone loves this. Wouldn't change a thing!

cocovanilla's picture
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I thought it was okay, maybe a little bland. My sceptical boyfriend was pleasantly surprised.. he's not into vegetables and veggie-stuff. I didn't have any cheddar so I have to test it again with cheddar.

suemac1's picture
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This is one of those recipes that surprises you - it was much better than I expected. So much so that people who have tried it come back to get the recipe - even one hard-nosed non-vegetarian sneaked up to me and asked for it! Delicious and easy to prepare! A hit!

rcooling's picture

I made this receipe last night with my son for the first time, it was delicious. I used a tub of Sainsburys fresh tomato and herb sauce and dried lasagne from a packet to avoid all that at the beginning and just cooked it for about 20 mins to make sure the pasta was cooked through. We had the full quantity between 3 of us and all plates were polished off. My son is taking this receipe off to university with him.

katieb_80's picture
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this is deeeeeeeelish! I added some bacon to add some flavour and made my own tomato sauce as I cant stand pre made rubbish....def a winner dinner!

rosmcgill's picture
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Really delicious, so easy to make - I have made a few times now. I also add a bit of chopped bacon to the courgettes and onion.

Not as heavy as the traditional lasagne, but still very tasty.

bvarone's picture
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Wonderfully tasty! I reduced the courgette by half and added aubergine and broccoli florets. This recipe is so easy I bothered to make my own sauce. The Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe works nicely with the lasagna. I can’t wait to make this again.

honkyje's picture
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I added celery with the onions and extra ricotta to make it extra creamy.

jxg011's picture
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Really tasty recipe, that the whole family loved - even my meat loving teenage son! Will make again.

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