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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helenwashington's picture
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Does anyone know if this recipe can be frozen?

alysonwalker's picture

Reviews of this recipe were so positive that I decided to try it myself (we had a glut of courgettes that needed to be used up). It's just as tasty and easy to make as everyone says - will definitely make again.

wicklow's picture
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used only half the tomato sauce as thought it would be too saucy , it was very tasty but very filling, would make again as I grow courgettes & need recipes to use them up

turner0311's picture
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Tomato sauce was too strong and masked the task of the courgette, not enough cheese, could barely task it.

elrenia's picture
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This is a fantastic recipe. My husband and daughter hate courgettes but, as I have a glut, I've made it several times and they love it! I don't bother to heat up the sauce, I just bung it in the oven for half an hour or so. Its very nice with parmasan instead of cheddar and I usually grate in other veg such as carrots and peppers. Lovely!

chocolatemonkeybear's picture

Tasty but much better with home made tomato sauce. I made a cheese sauce with it as had no ricotta - worked super x

johanne1962's picture
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Fab, even the kids liked it!!!

kalanbhen's picture
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I used this recipe last night to use up some overgrown courgette's and it worked beautifully, very tasty indeed! Like some, I also 'chunked' some of the courgette which added texture. I didn't manage to keep all my lasagne sheets seperated, though I got away with using the ones which were (6 sheets in total). I haven't pre-cooked lasagne sheets before...clearly this needs a little more work!

alisonrobinson's picture
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Used this recipe several times, last time added some smoked bacon pieces - tasted delicious. Even the kids like it!

mrsdobber's picture
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BRILLIANT!!!

Sissinghurst's picture
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Made this last night with fully cooked penne instead of lasagne and mixed the tomato sauce in with it. Otherwise, followed the recipe. Given a very definite five stars by my husband, who is only now, at the age of 76, getting round to the idea that we don't always have to have meat and two veg.

robot_khamscott's picture
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beautiful!

lizbotrobot's picture
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I would definitely recommend this. Easy and yummy, and a great way to use up overgrown courgettes. We added some strips of bacon as previously suggested, and used a bit more cheese (as we both love cheese). Will definitely make again, probably with the odd added vegetable for variety.

elaina's picture
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Fantastic! Tasted delicious. Found I needed a little more cheddar for the top, but used a low fat cheddar, so don't feel too guilty! Very reasonable points-wise for working into my weightwatchers diet, too! Other half loved it, so I'll be making it again soon. In summary: Very Tasty, filling, and works with my weightwatchers plan... For a Lasagne lover like me, what could be better?!!

junebraddow's picture
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Yep, it's good....but needs about 3 times more cheese...I used about 150grams of Cheddar and Lancashire( any would do). I also used no cook pasta and cooked the whole thing for 40 mins or so.
Veggie recipes in our house have to pass the taste taste by my carnivore husband and this one got the thumbs up!!
A good one to help tackle the courgette mountain!

junebraddow's picture
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This is one of the tastier ways to tackle the courgette mountain. However if you are a flavour freak like me, it needs considerably more cheese! I used a combination of Cheddar and Lancashire (about 150grams). I also used "no cook lasagne" to avoid the faff and cooked the whole thing for a bit longer.
I always rate veggie recipes according to approval by my carnivore husband...and this one got the thumbs up!

clairemcbride's picture
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Very yummy. The ricotta makes the whole white sauce stress a thing of the past!

nives19's picture
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Easy to make and very delicious. Everyone in my family loves it! I also used my home-made tomato sauce.

morag22's picture
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Nice, I grew some yellow courgettes this year so added one of those for colour. Made my own sauce with tin of tomatoes and heaps of basil. Good mid week dish, will make again.

surini's picture
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Great! Really easy to make and quick too.

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