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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elparkes's picture
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Very easy and very tasty - and the leftovers heated up well in the microwave after 2 days in the fridge. A nice alternative to meat.

x-ali-x's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! I used an Arrabiata pasta sauce which had a hint of chilli, and also added some wilted spinach to the courgettes - It sure was a party for my tastebuds!

alilovesolives's picture
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This is a lovely dish but I found a lot of liquid comes out of the courgettes, when they're with the onions so drain well. I also put some Dolcelatte in and this makes it really tasty.

karenian's picture

Made this last night. I did not pre-cook lasagne sheets, just made it up and put it in the oven for 30 mins. Absolutely delicious! Will try variations next time, bacon sounds good!

gmjwoodville's picture

I couldn't get Ricotta so used mozzarella instead and some parmesan on top. Excellent!

sjones's picture

Can anyone tell me if this would be sutitable for freezing? I have lots of courgettes that I need to use and I'd like to make some dishes and freeze them for the months to come, but not sure because of the cheese...same goes for the tomato and courgette gratin?

twinmum's picture
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You know it's a great dish when hubby, not a huge fan of courgette and tomatoes, and the two year olds gobble it up and ask for more. And we're not vegetarians. Delicious and easy, will make again.

twinmum's picture
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You know it's a great dish when hubby, who's not a great fan of courgette and tomatoes, and the 2 yr olds gobble it up and ask for more. And we're not vegetarians. Delicious, will definitely make again.

ireneg's picture
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Great recipe to use free courgettes from the allotments of friends.

ireneg's picture
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I have made this twice now and both times it was delicious. I asked my sister round to taste it which she didn't want to do as she said that she didn't like courgettes - well she liked this and took the rest home to feed her family. It's great this time of year when courgettes are being given away by friends. I did lose my temper with the lasagne sheets as they stuck together

serena43's picture
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My kids loved this dish and they are not that easy to please! I cooked the courgettes, onion & garlic first then blended it and put it back on hob adding Lloyd Grossman's Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce.

serena43's picture
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My kids loved this dish and they are not that easy to please! I cooked the courgettes, onion & garlic first then blended it and put it back on hob adding Lloyd Grossman's Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce.

tomsavage's picture
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We needed something to do with our glut of courgettes (and I don't particularly like them anyway). This turned to be a fabulous recipe. As others have said, it didn't look too apertising as I made it but when it was cooked we loved it.

guernseygirl's picture
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Made this a couple of weeks ago but threw in extra peppers and other veg as I didn't have enough courgettes - my husband absolutely loved it and said it was one of the tastiest meals he's had!

kathylacey's picture
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Made this last night, using fresh lasagne, homemade tomato sauce, homegrown courgettes and added some smoked bacon lardons. I also sliced some of the courgettes instead of grating them all - as suggested by other posters. Absolutely gorgeous!! The only problem was - we managed to scoff the lot between two of us!!

sealface's picture

Anyone know if I could prepare this dish and then freeze it BEFORE the final cook through?? Have a glut of home grown courgettes, so want to make one for eating in the next few days, and one to freeze to be defosted then cooked through at a later date.... Any advice appreciated!

louisec24's picture
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Really lovely recipe and makes a change to the usual meaty version. Tip: Use fresh lasagna sheets - this saves on step one and will improve the taste. If done as mentioned in step one the lasagna sheets are sticky and stodgy!

rachl1's picture
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Made this several times last autumn when we had a glut of courgettes and looks like I'll be doing the same this year! Very tasty and straightforward. I used dried lasagne sheets that didn't need precooking and gave it about 30 mins in the oven.

trenethick's picture
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Wonderful recipe which we throughly enjoyed.Used fresh lasagne sheets and used my homemade tomato sauce.I did cook it for 20 minutes.

charlottemcara's picture
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gorgeous!
had a tough time separating the lasagne sheets but was well worth it. used my magimix to grate the courgettes - probably saved a lot of time!

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