Lentil lasagne

Lentil lasagne

Category: Main meal | Serves: 2 (suitable for home freezing)

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

25g (1oz) dried split red lentils

1 tsp vegetable oil

55g (2oz) onion, finely chopped

55g (2oz) carrot, finely chopped

55g (2oz) celery, finely chopped

1 small red pepper, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

55g (2oz) mushrooms, finely chopped

220g can tomatoes

100ml (4fl oz) reduced-salt stock

75g (3oz) fresh lasagne sheets

25g (1oz) reduced-fat spread

25g (1oz) plain flour

200ml (7fl oz) semi-skimmed milk

25g (1oz) reduced-fat mature cheddar cheese

 

1. Cook lentils in water for 15–20 minutes or until tender. Drain well. 

2 Heat oil in saucepan. Fry onion, carrot, celery and garlic, until soft and golden. Add mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until golden. 

3. Stir in tomatoes, cooked lentils and stock. Season with pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until veg is soft. 

4. Meanwhile, put reduced-fat spread, flour and milk in pan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until it boils. Reduce heat, whisking until sauce is thick and smooth. Stir in all but teaspoon of cheese.

5. Layer lentil mixture with lasagne sheets in two small ovenproof dishes. Finish with a layer of lasagne.

6. Spoon cheese sauce on top. Sprinkle remaining cheese over. Chill for up to two days or freeze (defrost overnight in fridge before cooking).

7. Bake at 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 for 25–30 minutes until golden and piping hot.

 

Lentil lasagne

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We used wholemeal flour instead of white and added some ground coriander

Heart Matters reader Sulakhan Singh Dard said:

“This is a very tasty and healthy dish. We used wholemeal flour instead of white and added some ground coriander for extra flavour. We had it with salad.”

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Nutritional information

Lentil lasagne nutritional information