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How to make vegetarian lasagne

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Vegetable lasagne is a great meat-free option to have for supper. For those trying to cut down their meat consumption, vegetarian lasagne is a tasty alternative because it has all the taste of a traditional lasagne while being much healthier and free of meat. Express.co.uk has compiled a recipe for how you can make a vegetarian lasagne.

How to make vegetarian lasagne

Ingredients:

  • Three red peppers, chopped into large chunks
  • Two aubergines, cut into 0.5cm thick slices
  • Eight tbsp olive oil, plus extra for the dish
  • Tomato sauce
  • 300g lasagna sheets
  • White sauce
  • 125g mozzarella (or vegan alternative)
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes halved.
  • Basil leaves.

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How to make your own white sauce

Ingredients:

  • 85g butter
  • 85g plain flour
  • 750ml whole milk.

Method:

Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the plain flour and then cook for two minutes.

Slowly whisk in the milk and then bring it to a boil, stirring constantly.

Turn down the heat and then cook the sauce until it starts to thicken and coats the back of the wooden spoon.

How to make your own tomato sauce

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • Two finely chopped onions
  • Two sliced garlic cloves
  • One roughly chopped carrot
  • Two tbsp tomato puree
  • 200ml white wine
  • Three 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • One handful of basil leaves.

Method:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions, garlic cloves and chopped carrot.

Cook for five to seven minutes over a medium heat until softened and then turn up the heat a little and stir in the tomato puree.

Cook this mixture for one minute and pour in the white wine before cooling for five minutes until this has reduced by two-thirds.

Pour over the chopped tomatoes and add in a handful of basil leaves before bringing to a boil.

Simmer for 20 minutes and then leave to cool before whizzing in a food processor.


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