Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

I love lasagne! It is undoubtedly one of my favourite meals – if it is made to my specific requirements! I usually have the traditional minced beef option, but this spinach and courgette lasagne recipe was created in the same way that many of my meals are. By looking in the fridge and wondering what on earth I could cook for dinner!

I buy courgettes every now and again, though I never buy them with an actual dish in mind. They get added into various meals I produce, but this has to be my favourite so far!

I am also making an effort to cook my meals in a more wholesome manor, in an attempt to cut down on the family fat and sugar intake. This dish is brimming with vegetables yet still filling, and it was delicious.

Here’s the how to:

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

Serves 6 adults

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 x carrot – finely diced
  • 1 x stick of celery – finely diced
  • 1 x onion – finely diced
  • 2 x garlic cloves – finely diced
  • little oil for frying
  • 440g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x beef stock cube dissolved in 1/2 cup of boiled water
  • 2 x tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 35g plain four
  • 35g butter or margarine
  • 500ml of semi skimmed milk
  • 2 x courgette – roughly chopped
  • 150g spinach
  • 500g lasagne sheets
  • 100g grated cheese

First prepare the tomato sauce base:

  • Heat a little oil in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery, and cook slowly until all the vegetables have softened.

garlic cloves

  • Making spinach and courgette lasagneAdd the tinned tomatoes, garlic, and stir in the beef stock and cornflour mix. Simmer on a low heat while preparing the following steps.

Make a white sauce

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Let this mix heat for a minute or so before gradually stirring in the milk. This is a basic white sauce. Simmer for around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (You can see step by step pictures of this process here.)

Finish the dish

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
  • Add the courgette to the tomato sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Courgette

  • When all the elements are ready you should have to hand your, tomato sauce, white sauce, lasagne sheets, spinach, and grated cheese.
  • Layer each element in a large oven proof dish, breaking each into thirds, except the spinach which will only be used in two layers. Start with the tomato sauce, followed by lasagne sheets, spinach and white sauce. This mix should give you three layers of tomato, two layers of spinach and white sauce, and a finishing layer of white sauce.

Spinach and courgette lasagne recipe

  • Sprinkle grated cheese on the finished dish and cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne 3

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne

Enjoy with a side salad, homemade fries, or simply on it’s own. I had enough to feed my family twice, and I have to admit – it was even nicer reheated the next day! Delicious!

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

 

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 x carrot - finely diced
  • 1 x stick of celery - finely diced
  • 1 x onion - finely diced
  • 2 x garlic cloves - finely diced
  • little oil for frying
  • 440g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x beef stock cube dissolved in 1/2 cup of boiled water
  • 2 x tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 35g plain four
  • 35g butter or margarine
  • 500ml of semi skimmed milk
  • 2 x courgette - roughly chopped
  • 150g spinach
  • 500g lasagne sheets
  • 100g grated cheese

Instructions

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4 thoughts on “Spinach and Courgette Lasagne Recipe

  1. Rebecca Finlay

    This looks SO yummy! Lasagne is my favourite food in the world. Even as I read this at 8am I could eat it. I will def try this more veggy option. Thanks for sharing!

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