Aubergine, courgette and pepper lasagne

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vegetarian lasagne
vegetarian lasagne
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe A rich and indulgent vegetarian lasagne that even non-veggies will love definitely one to add to your recipe book! This recipe from Essentials is really tasty and rich


  • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 medium aubergine, cut in cubes
  • 2 courgettes, halved lengthways and sliced about 1cm thick
  • 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2x400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 100g sun-blush tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 250g pack Merchant Gourmet ready to eat Beluga Lentils
  • small bunch basil, chopped
  • 100ml milk
  • 2tsp cornflour
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 100ml single cream
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated, optional (not suitable for vegetarians)
  • 300g pack fresh lasagne
  • 2x250g balls reduced-fat mozzarella, torn

Make ahead and reheat the flavours taste even better after theyve got to know each other a bit!


  1. Heat oven to Mark 7/220C. Drizzle the onions, aubergine, courgettes and peppers with oil, season and roast for 20-25 mins, stirring once, until golden.
  2. Reduce oven to Mark 6/200C.Simmer chopped tomatoes, wine, oregano, sugar and sun-blush tomatoes for 15 mins, add the lentils, roasted veg and basil. In a bowl, mix the milk and cornflour, then whisk in mascarpone, cream and Parmesan; season well.
  3. Spoon a third of the veg sauce into a 2.5-litre ovenproof dish, top with a layer of lasagne, add a third more veg sauce, half the mascarpone mix, more lasagne, the remaining sauce, lasagne, then remaining mascarpone mix. Scatter over mozzarella, and bake for 35-40 mins.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 755(kcal)
  • Fat 40.0g
  • Saturates 16.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Roshina goodtoknow

The best veggie lasagne I've ever tasted!

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