Vegetable Lasagna

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250g wholemeal lasagna sheets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 capsicum (any colour)
1 punnet of white button mushrooms
2 small eggplants
handful of fresh spinach
small broccoli head
(all veggies chopped medium to small)
400g can all-natural diced tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
750g smooth ricotta cheese
3 free-range eggs
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Vegetable sauce:
Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan, add onion and garlic and cook, stirring for 5 minutes.

Add capsicum, mushroom, eggplant, spinach and broccoli, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes.

Add canned tomatoes and tomato paste, cook for 3 minutes, season with salt and pepper.

Ricotta:
Mix ricotta, eggs and basil, season with salt and pepper

Assembly: 
Preheat oven to 180C

Pour 1/2 cup of vegetables sauce into a lightly greased baking dish then alternate layers of lasagna, vegetable sauce and ricotta, ending with ricotta layer (allow for 4 layers).

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake in oven for 45 minutes (25 if using white lasagna sheets).

Let stand for  5 minutes before serving.

TIP: the trick to delicious lasagna is AMPLE SAUCE and that the lasagna sheets, are completely covered with/in it. So for extra yum-factor, make sure your lasagna retains a high level of moisture.

7 comments

  1. You make this look so easy and so delicious. I have been desiring a veggie lasagna recipe but my wife was unhappy with the last one (over 10 years ago) so we have not had one since.

    I’m making this when it’s my turn to cook.

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  2. Vegetarian Lasagna brings back special memories for me. I was living in London and had just started dating my future wife. I invited her over trying to impress her with my cooking skills. I made a vegetarian lasagna in my brand new oven (which I had no idea how to operate). Needless to say the dish turned out vile – cold on the inside, gloppy bechemmel it was virtually inedible. I have never lived it down and Kate still brings the memory up on occasions just to wind me up. I wonder though – if the dish had of turned out lovely – whether we would still remember!

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