Curried vegetable and lentil lasagne

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Serves 8
Prep 15
Cook 60
A tasty twist on an old favourite, packed full of legumes and vegetables. This high fibre winter warmer is a dish you don't have to feel guilty about.

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A tasty twist on an old favourite, packed full of legumes and vegetables. This high fibre winter warmer is a dish you don't have to feel guilty about.
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 425g can brown lentils
  • 425g can crushed tomatoes
  • 140g tub tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ x 250g packet fresh lasagne sheets

Sauce

  • 40g margarine
  • 3 tbs plain flour
  • 3 cups low fat milk
  • ½ cup grated low fat cheese
  • ½ tsp salt

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and saute onion and celery until soft. Add curry powder and saute a further minute. Add carrot, courgette, brown lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste and salt. Bring mixture to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. To make sauce, place margarine in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute or until melted. Stir through flour, then microwave a further minute. Gradually add milk and then microwave for 8 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until mixture boils and thickens. Add cheese and salt and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. To assemble line the base of a 20cm x 33cm ovenproof dish with lasagne sheets. Spread with half the lentil sauce, then half the white sauce. Repeat the layers, ending with the white sauce. Bake in a moderate oven, 180ºC, for 40 minutes. Serves 8.

Tips

  • Freezing this lasagne in portions once cooked means you'll always have a nutritious meal on hand when you're short on time.
  • This recipe can be made lactose/dairy free by substituting the milk and cheese in the sauce with soy products.
  • To make this dish gluten free, simply substitute the lasagne sheet with gluten free lasagne sheets, and use gluten free corn flour instead of plain flour in the sauce. 
Remember to always check the label of each ingredient to ensure it is gluten free.

Tips

  • Freezing this lasagne in portions once cooked means you'll always have a nutritious meal on hand when you're short on time.
  • This recipe can be made lactose/dairy free by substituting the milk and cheese in the sauce with soy products.
  • To make this dish gluten free, simply substitute the lasagne sheet with gluten free lasagne sheets, and use gluten free corn flour instead of plain flour in the sauce. 
Remember to always check the label of each ingredient to ensure it is gluten free.

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