A lasagne has been a family favourite for decades in my household, but I was beginning to get a little tired of having the same lasagne everytime. I decided to try and change it up a little, and this is the kind of lasagne that I created.
1 tbsp olive oil
3 leeks thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 tbsp fresh thyme
juice of half lemon
150ml veg stock
4 tbsp basil pesto
How I made it
preheat oven to 200c/180c fan/ gas mark 6. Grease baking dish with olive oil
bring pan of salted water to boil. add kale. cook for 4-5 mins then drain. pat dry with kitchen paper
heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. add leeks and season generously. cook for 8-10 mins
add garlic and thyme and cook for 2 mins. add kale, lemon juice, mascarpone and ricotta (leave 4 tbsp for later. mix to combine well
add veg stock to loosen into a thick sauce. remove from heat
spread 1/4 of sauce into bottom of dish. dollop 1 tablespoon of pesto, then layer with lasagne sheets. do this until all sauce has been used. end with lasagne sheets.
mix the last bits of ricotta with a splash of stock, spread over the top layer. add grated parmesan.
bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.
There were mixed reviews about this dish, my little one decided it was “yucky” before even trying it but everyone else seemed to enjoy it as an alternative to the standard type.
Let me know what you think! Will you be trying this as well??
Lasagne is the single most favourite meal in my household. Seconds? “Yes Please!” they all shout. This is one of those meals where I have to make it big or hear the moans that there isn’t enough for all.
It is a rather simple recipe really. You just need to know how to make a white sauce, and bolognaise. Once you have them down, you are well on your way to making the perfect lasagne.
Fry onions, and garlic together, add peppers and meat. Once Meat is almost cooked add mushrooms. Once softened make red sauce by adding tomatoes, stock and herbs. Finish with adding in courgettes, carrots and puree.
To make the white sauce. Melt butter over medium heat, whisk in flour, small amounts at time until smooth.
Gradually whisk in Milk, and bring to boil. Simmer until thickened. Take straight off heat.
Make up the lasagne. Put 1/3 of meat mix into an oven proof dish. Add a layer of lasagne sheets, then top with 1/3 of white sauce.
Repeat the above until all meat and sauce mixtures have been used.
Top Lasagne with grated cheese, place in oven for around 30mins, or until golden on top.
Serve this up with a side salad or garlic bread for the perfect meal. Healthy and simple.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe. If you wish for more information on how to make it then please feel free to contact me anytime.