What Olivia Cooked: Vegetable Lasagne

Friday, 20 May 2011

Hello all! About two weeks ago I was cooking a vegetable lasagne and was erm... tweeting at the same time about what I was doing. ANYWAY, I asked if people would be interested in seeing a recipe for it, and was surprised to get quite a response, so in response to that response I have decided to comprise a recipe for my trusty vegetable lasagne!

I have taken some 'step by step' snaps to help and make it a little less mundane, but if you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask!


Anyway, YOU WILL NEED: (you can mix and match the veg to your taste, this is just what I use)

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- 1 hour 30 mins/2 hours spare cooking and serving time!
- Olive Oil
- 2 courgettes, chopped into small chunks
- 1 aubergine- chopped into chunks
- 1 red pepper/ OR mushrooms
- 1 medium red onion
- 2 gloves of crushed garlic
- 1 jar of lasagne or bolognaise sauce, I use Dolmio
- 1 jar of white sauce- again, I use Dolmio- but white sauce is pretty straight forward to make by scratch.
- parmasan cheese
- packet of mozzarella/150g
- lasagne sheets
- herbs & pepper for seasoning

... Beach Boys soundtrack is optional.

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1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees/gas mark 6.

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2. Chop your vegetables, and put them in a baking tray. Toss them with some Olive Oil to help them soften up and roast nicely. Add your herbs and black pepper for seasoning. Put in the over for 25-30 minutes, or until they look browny golden (you can toss them a couple of times in between this cooking period so they all get cooked to an even colour).

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3. Take the veg out, reduce the oven to 180 degrees.

4. Put the lasagne sauce into a pan, and add the vegetables. Leave to simmer for about 10 minutes.

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5. To 'build' your lasagne, spoon a layer of your veg and sauce into your baking dish covering the bottom. Add some lasagne sheets on top, followed by a covering of white sauce and parmasan/mozzarella- do this until you run out (this mix usually makes about 3 layers of veg and can serve up to 6 people).

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6. Cook for about 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbling- then take it out and enjoy!

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Although it seems like there may be a lot to do, this is really quite simple, and makes quite a mean dish! If any of you try it out let me know how it goes- bon appetit!

(if you want also try these a-mazing dressings from Pizza Express mmm!)

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Sorry about some of my terminology in this post, I merely cook for fun- so please excuse any inaccurate phrases!

4 comments:

  1. Oh jesus. This looks absolutely divine!

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  2. that looks yummy! I'm going to have to try and make it myself :)

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  3. i loved this post, and the lasagne looks SO yummy :) definitely going to try it myself, thanks! x

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  4. Great post, it looks gorgeous! x

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