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Creamy courgette lasagne

Creamy courgette lasagne

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 700g courgette (about 6), coarsely grated
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    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

    Ricotta

    ree-cot-a

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

  • 50g cheddar
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

  • 350g jar tomato sauce for pasta

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.

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chickenofpie
4th Sep, 2012
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
2nd Sep, 2012
5.05
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
29th Aug, 2012
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
27th Aug, 2012
4.05
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
14th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
11th Aug, 2012
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
9th Aug, 2012
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
9th Aug, 2012
This is a favorite in our household. I add mushies and use the lasagne sheets which dont require pre-cooking. Completely delicious.
nmccarthy1104
8th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
8th Aug, 2012
5.05
Great recipe, but overall took me 1 hour rather than the 30min. Will definately make it again!

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