Creamy courgette lasagne

Creamy courgette lasagne

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(383 ratings)

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 cloves, crushed
  • 250g tub ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • 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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2nd Dec, 2016
This is so nice, after reading other comments I added chilli powder to my tomato sauce and some chipotle flakes too. Also used fresh lasagne sheets as they're so much easier and nicer. Will be a favourite in our house from now on.
Sweet Potato Al
16th Nov, 2016
Great recipe! Very easy to make, served 3 easily, would increase portions for 4 people. Sliced courgettes rather than grated and all turned out great! Would recommend!
14th Oct, 2016
WOW! This recipe is beautiful, I can't believe I didn't make it before. I was a bit scared as I've never made lasagne, but it's actually stupidly easy. I used dried pasta sheets and didn't soak them first - to be honest the courgettes just help cook them anyway with their excess water. I also cook for 20 minutes instead, just so it's fully cooked through. Doubled the garlic last time, guests loved it! I also just used tomato and chilli chopped tomatoes - less sugar than those other pasta sauces you get. Works just as well! Oh and don't stand there grating the courgettes! Finally sliced is absolutely fine. I think others have mentioned this too, and to be honest it turned out last watery when they were sliced than when I grated them!
30th Sep, 2016
I've made this quite a lot and in my experience it works best with good quality tomato & chilli pasta sauce. Also don't hesitate to add extra cheddar!
rosemary Jacquet
14th Sep, 2016
Made this today, using our own tomatoe and chilli sauce. It turned our really well, better than I expected, Will certainly be making it again . We have a glut of courgettes!
22nd Aug, 2016
I followed the recipe to the dot, and used very little salt for the sake of my toddler, and the result was great! even my picky eater loved it and wanted seconds :)
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18th Aug, 2016
Making this tonight with some tweaks..... I will squeeze out the courgette to remove access water and I'm going to crumble up sausage out of there skins and add it at the frying stage I'm also using fresh lasagna sheets as we prefer them
15th Aug, 2016
Really enjoyed this receipe. Won't bother with the boiling of the sheets in future. Was quite watery so will leave in the job a little longer, but will definitely make again
13th Aug, 2016
I subsituted cheddar for feta and red onions instead of white. Added more garlic as suggested. Tasted amazing!!
2nd Aug, 2016
Made this last night - trebled the garlic, added semidried tomatoes, chopped almonds and some paprika. and yep, swapped ricotta for feta. didn't bother with cooking the sheets first, just left it in the oven slightly longer. SO GOOD!!


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