Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vegetarian lasagna, yummmm....

Ok, I am definitely not one of those fabulous wifes that cook and bake up a storm every day. It's not just because I am not very good at it, I don't like it at all to be honest. In our house it's like groundhog week. Same dishes week after week. My husband and I want to be a bit more adventurous but it's hard when our children just refuse to eat it. If i don't like cooking meal no.1 I certainly don't like cooking a second meal for our children. I think that I have lowered my husband's expectations since we met because even on days when i have given our children leftovers from the proper meal from the night before and I tell him we are having wraps for dinner he says "Great, that is exactly what i feel like tonight anyway". He is so lovely :)

After having told you all this I must share this recipe for this fantastic vegetarian lasagna that i made last night. My in-laws came over for dinner for my son's birthday. We ordered pizza for our children as that is what our son wanted for his birthday dinner. Anyway, back to the lasagna. It's not my recipe, one of my friends came up with it.

First i am going to tempt you with the photos of the various stages then you can get the recipe below, yummm....

after baking in the oven for 45 minutes it looks like this

What you need:
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
herbs - basil, oregano, thyme etc (italian herbs or herbs that you like)
crushed tomatoes 800 grams
lasagna sheets
fresh baby spinach
grated cheese (I mix mozzarella with normal cheese)
chicken stock - I am not actually a vegetarian, I just don't like a lot of meat. If you are a vegetarian you can use vegetable stock
100ml of double lite cream (or you can use the full cream milk)
pine nuts and sunflower seeds

what you do:
cut the onion and brown it in olive oil with garlic and herbs. Then add the crushed tomatoes. Start layering the lasagna with some of the crushed tomatoes followed by sheets - a bit of grated cheese - large layer of baby spinach - ricotta- more sheets - tomato mixture - grated carrots -
more grated cheese - more sheets and the rest of the tomato mixture - grated cheese (your arteries are probably clogging at the thought of all this cheese) - add pine nuts and sunflower seeds to the top - pour 100ml of stock and 100ml of the cream or full cream milk over the lasagna. Bake for 45 minutes in the oven on 200 degrees celcius.
I hope you can follow this but if you can't please don't hesitate to ask as this is one thing that i can really recommend!


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  2. I don't like cooking either, but I LOVE vegetarian lasagne. I'll definitely give this one a go and let you know what I think.

    Jen in Melbourne

  3. Oh Jen, you will love this one. I have a recipe for another vegetarian lasagna as well but that one is a bit more elaborate. I could post it in the future but I'm not great with elaborate!

  4. Hej - glad att se att receptet fortsatter att sprida gladje! Kramar Charlotta xx