Vegetarian Lasagne
This is a delicious and simple vegetarian lasagne recipe which even looks and tastes like a classic lasagne.
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Ingredients
  • Sheets of dried lasagne
For the meatless meat sauce
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 115 g (4 oz) red lentils (or other lentils)
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
For the white sauce
  • 500 ml (16 fl oz) of milk
  • 150 g (5 oz) of e.g. grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 40 g (1½ oz) butter
  • 40 g (1½ oz) plain flour
Instructions
Prepare the meatless meat sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook gently for about 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, lentils and crumble in the stock cube.
  3. Add 450 ml (16 fl oz) of water and bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer partly covered for about 20-30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and the sauce thickens.
Prepare the white sauce
  1. Melt the butter in a pan and whisk in the flour. Continue cooking over a low heat with whisking for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the milk a little at a time and beat with a whisk. Only add more milk once the milk you added has been fully incorporated.
  3. Once all the milk is added bring the sauce to the boil, turn off the heat and stir in the cheese.
Make the lasagne
  1. Construct your lasagne in a lasagne dish by creating layers of meatless meat sauce, lasagne sheets and white sauce.
  2. Sprinkle the final white sauce layer with grated cheese (optional) and bake in the oven at 170°C for 30 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Titli's Tips
Most hard or semi-hard cheeses will work for the sauce. You can even use highly-flavoured cheeses such as Stilton or Gorgonzola but you will need to reduce the amount you add to avoid overpowering the lasagne. This lasagne freezes very well.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 366 18%
Calories from Fat 144
Total Fat 16.1g 24%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%
Unsaturated Fat 6.9g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 43.0g 14%
Dietary Fibre 10.0g 40%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 16.2g 32%
Cholesterol 35.3mgs 11%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.