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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spangledbum's picture
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Top marks, made this for a vegetarian friend for lunch and all the meat eaters were tucking in and raving about it.

sproutygirl30's picture

Im gonna make this today so all these tips are fantastic ... going to use fresh pasta and add mushroom and grated carrot and parsnip and slice the courgette thinly cant wait . Its only me at home so going to freeze portions for lunches and nights when I get home late from the gym :)♥

hcc1403's picture

I loved it, the best lasagne I've ever had! Hubby suggested not grating the courgette next time to add some texture (although the kids probably wouldn't eat it then!). Really quite quick to do - used fresh lasagne sheets and food processor to do the grating.

fattybaby's picture
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I made this for the family, including my meat eating bro in law and everyone loved it!!
I added mushrooms. Will def be making this again. :-)

joewilkins23's picture
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I added wilted spinach to the recipe and included it as a layer above the onion/courgette/ricotta mix. I also took the advice of another user and added courgette medallions in another layer. Adding Spinach is nothing original but it tasted great and I would recommend this dish to anyone. Perfect midweek evening meal.

quincepip's picture
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Great, the only glitch was that my lasagne sheets stuck together so next time I'll skip the pre-cooking and just put it in the oven for longer. Delicious and very easy. Used half ricotta and half sour cream as that's what we had in the house.

8461jeanc's picture
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Absolutely delicious, enjoyed by meat eaters and non meat eaters alike.
I used mascapone cheese and dried pasta. Even though I squeezed the courgettes the mixture was still rather sloppy, so the dried pasta soaked it up perfectly.

almellitfr's picture
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top notch
incredible
don't forget tomato sauce in the oven

bowdenei's picture
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I switched the courgettes for roasted red peppers and spinach and also used no boil lasagne. I cooked it in the oven for 45 mins. It was perfect. I did use about 3/4 of a 454g carton of ricotta too. I know that's not the recipe but the ricotta and cheddar made for an easy lasagne. My veggie daughter ate it and that is saying something believe me!! She doesn't like courgettes. Can't tolerate garlic so using a tomato sauce that is sensitive to those who can't tolerate garlic and onions worked really well It was very tasty.

auntiebubble's picture
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Not sure what all the 5 stars are about. The texture was too mushy and it lacked flavour. It was OK but probably wouldn't bother again.

angela1956's picture
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Easy and delicious!

susieanna's picture
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Went down a treat! Very easy to make, used no precooking lasagne sheets as easier. Also needed a little extra cheddar on the top. I did not bother heating the tomato sauce as was putting it together in the morning. Just popped it into the oven for about half an hour to heat through. Will have a go at freezing some next time.
This is a great dish especially good if you grow your own courgettes as it's a job to know what to do with them all!

nmccarthy1104's picture
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WOW! perfect for using up a glut of courgettes! this recipe is very much like spinach and ricotta cannelloni in terms of taste and texture.

i added a bit of chopped bacon and red pesto into the tomato sauce (using up leftover in the fridge!) tasted delicious, i've recommended the recipe to everyone! i will make again!

scewgreen's picture
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I used fresh lasagne instead of cooking dried, which worked really well. Event went down well with the kids (6 and 3)

debbiemassey's picture
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Delicious and simple to make, cheap too ... what more could one ask

sozzie's picture

Being only the 3rd time I've ever made lasagne it turned out surprisingly well. The lasagne stuck together though when I put it in the water so used another packet of it - I'd appreciate tips on how to avoid this happening. But definitely an easy recipe and it tasted yummy.

chickenofpie's picture

Delicious! I used whole wheat lasagne sheets and 4 courgettes. Very tasty and quicker to make than regular lasagne. Myself, my husband and our 6 year old really enjoyed it. Clean plates all round!

peach19's picture
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Absolutely fabulous! Just made this for dinner and taking cue from previous comments I squeezed out excess moisture from the courgette after frying it. Also, I used the onion and garlic in the recipe to make my own tomato sauce with two tins of tomatoes. When assembling, I found that a small oven dish worked much better, as the first layer of courgette was spread out too thin for my liking in the larger dish. As a result I only needed six of the nine lasagne sheets. Finally, I also left out the cheddar and I must say it was unexpectedly delicious and will probably show up more regularly on the dinner table!

pippachoc's picture

Lovely! Quite juicy and very flavoursome, and my 15yr old veggie daughter loved it, so big thumbs up! May add a bit more cheese next time, certainly on top, but a delicious veggie packed tasty meal as is.

beckynedjib's picture
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I made this as a meal for my parents and it didn't disappoint! Really easy to make and delicious with lots of flavour. It was lovely making a meal on the night so it was really fresh for everyone. The only thing I would say is the courgettes do give a lot of water so best to drain them before putting them in the dish. Looking forward to making it again!

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