Creamy courgette lasagne

Creamy courgette lasagne

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat21g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.36g
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  • 9 dried lasagne sheets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 700g courgette (about 6), coarsely grated



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 250g tub ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a by-product of making…

  • 50g cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 350g jar tomato sauce for pasta


  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.

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Comments (394)

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

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.

beckys85's picture

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!

maartjevdm's picture

This is a lovely and easy dish and a great way to use up courgette from the garden. I did find the amount of cheddar to be way to little so I added more and it turned out great. Next time I might use parmesan which would also work well I think. I used an organic tomato pasta sauce with basil. I didn't cook the pasta sheets separately, used dried pasta sheets, where on the packet it was indicated that no precooking was needed. The packet recommend cooking time of 20 min, I did 25 min and it was absolutely great

lynette3's picture

Easy to make, added bacon as someone else suggested also added mozzarella and chilli oil on the top. Very tasty, will definitely do again

princessjelly's picture

Nice recipe, needs lots of seasoning though! I would not describe this as a 'dinner party dish' but it is fine for an every day veggie meal

jenpierce22's picture

This is a favorite in our household. I add mushies and use the lasagne sheets which dont require pre-cooking. Completely delicious.

nmccarthy1104's picture

This Lasagne is delicious! made it to use up courgettes from a friends allotment, added a few chopped up smokey bacon rashers (to keep boyfriend happy with meat content) and a teeny bit of red chilli pesto into the tomato sauce. will definitely be making it again and am enjoying my lunchtime leftovers! :)

**tip - i found quite a lot of moisture came out of the courgette when added to the pan, i kept draining this off - i think this made a big difference, the courgette part of the lasgane holds its shape well once but into**

silnarnin's picture

Great recipe, but overall took me 1 hour rather than the 30min. Will definately make it again!

bexpow's picture

this is such a yummy dish. I made it for some veggy friends and it went down a storm. I did crumble a vegie stock cube in for added flavour. I have made it also with some smoked bacon again yummu

philricegrubb's picture

You don't notice the lack of meat at all. It is really simple and I have had great comments whenever I have made this. Firm favourite now.

tallulahp's picture

Wasn't sure about this, but it was really tasty. I used pizza express passata (tin) with basil which was perfect. I would try it with other veg too. Even my meat eating husband said it was fantastic.

andrealphus's picture

This went down well as a vegetarian dish (for non-vegetarians), although I deviated from the recipe a little and ended up with enough for about 6 portions. I doubled the courgettes (which seemed necessary, given the amount of water which came out while cooking, they reduced in volume quite a lot), and added the full tub of ricotta to them, and a pinch of nutmeg. I also made my own tomato sauce with two tins of chopped tomatoes added to diced and sauteed onions and plenty of sliced mushrooms, with a touch of chilli, garlic and oregano, and reduced down. I also managed to get three layers instead of two, and finally, as I used the whole pot of ricotta in the courgettes, I crumbled a block of feta on the top (which is probably easier than blobbing on ricotta anyway!) along with the grated cheddar. I served it with (home made) garlic ciabatta and a tomato, rocket, basil and parmesan salad with a balsamic dressing and toasted pine nuts. Yum!

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oops forgot to rate it

debbieharrison's picture

This was really tasty..was trying to use up courgettes and so didn't have the exact ingredients. Crumbled a packet of feta in with the courgette and cheddar . Was worried that it might be too dry but it was really nice and the jiuce from the courgette keep it nice and moist. Used a tin of cherry tomato sauce which wroked well too. Might try adding mushrooms next time. Definatley a 'do-er again-er'

jglencross's picture

Really great recipe. Amazingly delish. For the courgette mixture, I grated the courgette, added one leek, shredded, instead of the onion and also 250g of mushrooms, halved and sliced. Since I have a good non stick pan and it all contains a lot of water, I didn't need to add any oil, I just dry-fried it. I did, however, double the amount of cheddar as I think 50g is too little for a whole lasagne - this worked well. I used Loyd Grossman Tomato & Basil pasta sauce since this was on special offer on Ocado when I did my shop and the jar was the right size - this was delicious.

bimbobaby's picture

Just made this. It was delicious. I didn't miss the meat at all.
used tom & garlic pasta sauce. Tasted a lot like spinach & ricotta cannelloni. It was a right pain in the a** grating the courgettes mind. probs whack them in the food processor nxt time. will make again!!!!

lolaypop's picture

Didn't use half the amount of lasagne sheets it called for, only used 4. Needed lots of seasoning and even then it was not all that interesting tasting. Made my own tomato sauce for it and I highly recommend making your own. Will not be repeating as it really wasn't impressive.

lolafelixjames's picture

very tasty and easy (the most annoying part is grating the courgettes). just added 200g of ham to the courgette mix and everyone loved it!


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