Friday, 24 February 2012

Rich and creamy vegetarian lasagna



Lasagna is a dish I make regularly as it's a nice change from curry and rice.  I usually make two small dishes of lasagna - one with vegetables and one with a mixture of Quorn mince and vegetables. My children love lasagna made with Quorn.

Ingredients for 6 servings

Lasagna sheets - 9-10 lasagna sheets
2 cups of any frozen vegetables
1 onion
2 cups of passata
4 cloves of garlic - peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
chopped green chillies -optional
3-4 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon of dry herbs such as oregano or basil

For the white sauce:

1 oz butter
1 oz plain flour
1 pint milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

Method:

1.   Warm up the olive oil and add the onions to the oil and cook for 2 -3 minutes.

2.    Add the frozen vegetables to the mixture and stir well so that they are coated with the oil

3.   Add the salt, pepper, garlic, green chillies to the sauce.

4.   Add the passata sauce to the onions.

5.   Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer.



6.  Once the vegetables are cooked, add the ricotta cheese to the mixture and stir well.



Now prepare the white sauce:

7.    Melt the butter in a saucepan.

8.    Add the flour and cook to form a roux.

9.    Add the nutmeg to the roux.

10.  Take the saucepan off the heat and gradually stir in some of the milk.  Whisk it to get a smooth sauce.

11.  Add in all the milk and return the saucepan to heat until it starts to boil.

12.  Add in the salt and pepper and half the cheese and stir.

13.  Remove from heat.

Now prepare the lasagne sheets.

14.  Boil some water in a large saucepan.

15.  Put in the lasagna sheets a few at a time and allow them to cook for at least 3 minutes.  I tend to par cook all  lasagna sheets even if the instructions on the box say that they don't need to be precooked.

Now prepare the lasagne:

16.  Add a single layer of  lasagna sheets at the bottom of a greased  lasagne dish.

17.  Cover this with a layer of the cooked vegetables.

18.  Cover the vegetables with a layer of white sauce.

19.  Repeat the layering again ending with the white sauce at the top.

20.  Sprinkle the top layer with grated cheese.

21. Sprinkle the herbs on top of the cheese.

22. Cook this in the middle of the oven at 190 degrees for 25 -30 minutes. Check that the lasagna has cooked by pricking the middle with a knife.


If you enjoy reading my blog, please click on Follow or become a fan of my page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

My blog  is also available on Kindle.  

7 comments:

  1. Hi Mina

    Lasagna looks simply mouthwatering. Wonderful prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks yummy! If you could give me the link ,I will be very happy to add my chutney recipe to your collections

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow...........looks really awesome.u made it perfectly......

    ReplyDelete

I thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and posting a comment. I genuinely appreciate comments like yours on my blog and I hope you will visit again. Leave me your contact details if you would like me to visit your blog.
Any comments without contact details will be sent to the Spam box. Any comments with back links will also be sent to the Spam Box. Any rude comments will be reported to Google.