Vegetable Lasagne

A vegetarian dish that is a complete meal served with salad.
  • By Breville
Ready Time
2 hrs 40 mins
40 mins
2 hrs
Serves   4-6
2 hrs 40 mins
Ready Time
40 mins
2 hrs


  • 1 small eggplant, sliced lengthways, salted and rinsed
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • 2 brown onions, peeled and diced
  • 125g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 400ml passata
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp. pesto sauce


  • 80g butter
  • 80g plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 300g cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g dried lasagne sheets
  • 350g baby spinach, washed, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese


  1. Using the ‘Grill’ function, pre-heat the oven on 230°C for 10 minutes.
  2. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices lightly with olive oil and place onto the baking tray and grill for 10 minutes on each side or until softened and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and place on paper towel.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the onions, mushrooms and capsicum and cook for 3 minutes or until soft, without colour. Stir in the tomato paste, passata, wine and pesto and bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  4. Place the milk in a separate saucepan and warm it – do not boil.
  5. Place a another saucepan on a medium heat and add the butter. When melted, add the flour and cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Take off the heat and stir in the milk gradually. Return to the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce boils and thickens. Add the cottage cheese and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Put aside 1 cup of béchamel for the top.
  6. Pre-heat the oven on 230°C using the Bake function for 10 minutes.
  7. Lightly grease a 2L oven suitable casserole dish.
  8. Spoon ¼ cup of the vegetable sauce over the base of the dish. Top with lasagne sheets. Layer half the remaining vegetable sauce, spinach, eggplant and béchamel sauce, top with lasagne sheets. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  9. Spread the reserved béchamel sauce over the top of the lasagne and sprinkle with the grated cheese. 
  10. Reduce the heat to 180°C and place the assembled lasagne into the LOV560 oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve with a green salad and crusty rolls.



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