Vegetarian Lasagna with Pumpkin, Zucchini & Spinach

Vegetarian Lasagna with Pumpkin, Zucchini & Spinach

This vegetarian lasagna is lighter than traditional lasagna and packed with a healthy amount of vegetables. There’s no compromise on taste, guaranteed to win over even avid meat eaters.

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 1 pumpkin or butternut squash, weighing approximately 1kg

  • 2 large zuchinni

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons of roughly chopped thyme

  • 1 bunch of english spinach or baby spinach, rinsed

  • 1 pot of simple tomato sauce

  • 250g (1 packet) of dried lasagna sheets

  • 250g mozzarella cheese

  • 250g parmesan cheese

What you need to do

  • Cut the pumpkin in half. Slice the hard skin off and rinse the seeds out. Slice the pumpkin into 1cm layers.

  • Slice the zucchini into 1cm thick slices.

  • Place the pumpkin and zucchini on a lined tray. Add the garlic cloves and thyme. Drizzle with olive oil.

  • Bake the pumpkin and zucchini for 40 minutes at 180 degrees celsius, or until completely soft when poked with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool. Discard the garlic.

  • Start a lasagna station with your empty lasagna tray, pot of sauce, grated cheese and vegetables.

  • Add a ladle of sauce to the bottom of your lasagna tray. Add enough pasta sheets to completely cover the tray, and then cover them with another ladle.

  • Add a layer of pumpkin, zucchini and spinach, and a small handful of parmesan and mozzarella. Cover with pasta sheets, and repeat until you’ve reached the top of your tray.

  • Once you’ve placed your last layer of pasta sheets on the top of your lasagna, cover with sauce and cheese only. Add a generous amount of mozzarella to finish. Cover in the finished lasagna in foil.

  • Bake in a pre-heated oven, covered, at 180 degrees celsius for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the top has started to brown.

Vegetarian Lasagna with Pumpkin, Zucchini & Spinach
Vegetarian Lasagna with Pumpkin, Zucchini & Spinach
Vegetarian Lasagna with Pumpkin, Zucchini & Spinach
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