Vegetarian lasagne

A medley of roasted vegetables layered between lasagne sheets

SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan)
  2. Combine the oil and leek in a large, non-stick frying pan and season with pepper.  Cook over moderate heat until the leek is golden brown
  3. Add the rocket and cook a further 1 – 2 minutes, or until wilted.  Stir in the cheese and set aside
  4. Meanwhile heat the grill or barbecue until very hot.  Place the eggplant on the grill and cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side, then set aside
  5. Lightly spray the zucchini slices with olive oil spray then place on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side, then set aside
  6. Lastly spray the capsicum and pumpkin with olive oil spray and cook for 3 – 5 minutes on each side then remove from the grill and place with the other vegetables
  7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook the lasagne sheets for 2 minutes, drain and set aside on clean tea towels
  8. Smear the bottom of a baking dish with a few tablespoons of the tomato sauce then place one sheet of the pasta on the bottom.  Top the pasta with half of the grilled vegetables and pour over a third of the tomato sauce.  Spoon over half of the leek and cheese mixture then place another sheet of pasta on top and create a second layer with the remaining ingredients
  9. Place the third sheet on the lasagne to create the third layer and spoon over the remaining tomato sauce and sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese
  10. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and cook a further 10 minutes or until the top is golden and the sauce is bubbling

 

Real Food, Loukie Werle, Heart Foundation of Australia, 2005

  • 1 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2  
    leek, thinly sliced
  • 60 g
    rocket, coarsely chopped
  • 75 g
    ricotta cheese
  • 75 g
    cottage cheese, reduced-fat
  • 400 g
    eggplant, cut into thin slices
  • courgette, sliced lengthwise thinly
  • red capsicums, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 360 g
    pumpkin, sliced thinly
  • lasagne sheets, fresh (18 x 25cm)
  • 500 ml
    tomato paste, reduced-salt
  • 3 tbsp
    parmesan cheese
  •  
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Per serve
  • Energy
    882kJ
  • Total Fat
    7.2g
  • Saturated Fat
    2.4g
  • Protein
    10g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    26g
  • Dietary Fibre
    5.4g
  • Sodium
    400mg

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan)
  2. Combine the oil and leek in a large, non-stick frying pan and season with pepper.  Cook over moderate heat until the leek is golden brown
  3. Add the rocket and cook a further 1 – 2 minutes, or until wilted.  Stir in the cheese and set aside
  4. Meanwhile heat the grill or barbecue until very hot.  Place the eggplant on the grill and cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side, then set aside
  5. Lightly spray the zucchini slices with olive oil spray then place on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side, then set aside
  6. Lastly spray the capsicum and pumpkin with olive oil spray and cook for 3 – 5 minutes on each side then remove from the grill and place with the other vegetables
  7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook the lasagne sheets for 2 minutes, drain and set aside on clean tea towels
  8. Smear the bottom of a baking dish with a few tablespoons of the tomato sauce then place one sheet of the pasta on the bottom.  Top the pasta with half of the grilled vegetables and pour over a third of the tomato sauce.  Spoon over half of the leek and cheese mixture then place another sheet of pasta on top and create a second layer with the remaining ingredients
  9. Place the third sheet on the lasagne to create the third layer and spoon over the remaining tomato sauce and sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese
  10. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and cook a further 10 minutes or until the top is golden and the sauce is bubbling

 

Real Food, Loukie Werle, Heart Foundation of Australia, 2005