Unusual twist on lasagne

lasagnemontageWith the thought that many of us may have had more than enough turkey… I felt it might be timely to do a quick note to mention the new lasagne sheets I have discovered in Sainsbury’s. I am always on the hunt for new ideas and products when I am out shopping, or chatting to other keen cooks, and this is the newest vegetable offering from Mr Sainsbury.

I did not use it to make a vegetarian lasagne (Richard would shudder at the thought) it’s a normal beef lasagne but instead of using pasta sheets for the dividers, you can now get butternut squash sheets or courgette sheets. If you imagine a peeled butternut squash going through a thin bread slicer – that’s what you get, firm but slim slices that are almost the size of a normal lasagne sheet. Likewise with the courgette version although they were a little smaller.

I layered mince cooked in a tomato sauce, you can make your own or cheat as I did and use a Dolmio version (sorry but I was in a hurry that day), anyway a layer of that then a layer of your veggie sheet, then white sauce or cheese sauce depending on your choice, another layer of the vegetable sheets and then more tomatoey mince. Obviously, easy peasy to create a purely veggie lasagne – just leave the mince out of the tomato sauce.

I continued with this until the dish was pretty full (as you can see from the photo) and then topped it off with some grated mozzarella and a grind or six of pepper. Forty minutes in the oven and hey presto! Even veggie-averse Richard was very complementary – that’s one way to get veg down them!

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  1. Dawn says:

    Good idea. I do this with leeks. Make a slit down one side and open out the rolls et voila – lasagne sheets for a low carb lasagne (depending on how you make your sauces)

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  2. Mandy says:

    Yumsters! I prefer vegetables to meat but married to a caveman lol! He always screws his nose up at butternut squash & says he doesn’t llike courgettes but he did notice them in Sainsburys yesterday. I did remind him that Joanna had told me about them & that her hubby loves meat too, fingers crossed he will try them. I do love lasagne but find it quite “heavy” so I imagine this lighter & more nutritional version will suit me just fine.

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