Veggie lasagna

Recipes 03/09/2018

Layers of pasta, butternut squash, spinach, basil pesto with a crunchy ricotta cheese topping. A super simple, vegetarian take on your classic lasagna.

Serves 6 Prep 30 minutes Cook 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pack lasagne sheets (we love Diamond)
  • 1 jar green pesto (we love Delmaine)
  • 1 large yellow squash, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups veggie stock (We love Greggs)
  • 50g sundried tomatoes – roughly chopped (we love Delmaine)
  • 1 onion  finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes (We love Greggs)
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (We love Greggs)
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • A handful of fresh basil (we love Superb Herb)
  • 500g container cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (we love Olivado)

Method

  1. Bring 2L of veggie stock to boil and gently place in the butternut squash cubes – cook until tender, roughly 10 minutes. Drain and keep the stock.
  2. Boil the lasagna sheets in the reserved veggie stock until el dente. Strain and run cold water and oil over them so they don’t stick. Keep the veggie stock again.
  3. In a deep fry pan over a medium heat, fry off the onion and garlic until tender. Add the chopped sundried tomatoes, chilli flakes and nutmeg. Add the cooked butternut squash and spinach and mash up with a fork with a cup of the reserved veggie stock.
  4. In a  separate bowl to stir together the eggs, ricotta or cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, and ¼ cup Parmesan
  5. Heat oven to 190C.
  6. In a deep baking dish layer the cooked lasagne sheets, butternut and spinach mixture, basil pesto, eggy cheesy mixture and basil leaves. Repeat until you have done at least 3 layers. Top with the remaining cheese and basil leaves plus a drizzle of oil.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes. Devour.

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