Courgette and tomato lasagne
Time to make: 50 mins
( Hands-on time: 25 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
2 courgetteszucchini, summer squashX, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 bacon-style rashers (we used Vegie Delights), chopped
4 teaspoons sun-dried tomato pesto
few sprigs thyme
1/2 cup fresh basil and fresh parsley, mixed
Cheese and onion topping
200g reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese, plus 2 extra tablespoons, to serve
1/3 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
4 spring onions, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
grated nutmeg, plus extra, to sprinkle on top
420g can no-added-salt tomatoes
400g packet fresh lasagne sheets
2 cups baby spinach
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 5g
Dietary fibre 6g
1 Lightly grease individual ovenproof dishes or one large ovenproof dish. Preheat oven to 190°C. To make vegetable mix, heat oil in a non-stick pan and add onion, courgettes, garlic and mushrooms with vege bacon. Cook until softened. Stir in pesto with half the herbs.
2 To make cheese and onion topping, mix ricotta together with parmesan, yoghurt, 1/3 cup water and onions. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
3 To make tomato sauce, purée tomatoes and mix with 1 1/2 cups water and remaining fresh herbs.
4 To assemble, cut lasagne sheets in even-sized pieces. Place pieces in (each) dish base. Add some vegetable mix, top with some tomato sauce and spinach. Repeat layers finishing with a lasagne layer.
5 Spread cheese and onion topping on top of lasagne. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for 20-25 minutes (a large dish may take a bit longer). Serve with a little extra parmesan and extra fresh herbs if you prefer.
Make it gluten free: Omit bacon-style rashers and use gluten-free pasta.
- Cook pasta in lightly salted water until al dente – ie. until it is tender but still has some bite!
- Once cooked, drain pasta, leaving a little of the cooking water still in the pan. This stops the pasta sticking.