Sunday, June 11, 2006

Roast Vegetable Lasagne Recipe


Roasted vegetables are layered with tender pasta and a creamy cheese sauce and finished with bubbly, melted cheese. This rich vegetarian dish is just as delicious when reheated.

Serves 6-8.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

950g mixed vegetables (we used pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini, mushroom and eggplant)
40ml (2 tablespoons) oil
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto
660g canned crushed tomatoes
About 100g fresh lasagne sheets
100g (1 cup, firmly packed) grated tasty cheddar cheese

Peel and slice vegetables and place in a large bowl. Season vegetables with salt and pepper, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil and toss to coat with oil.

Place pumpkin and sweet potato on a baking tray or dish and roast at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Turn vegetables over and roast for a further 5-10 minutes. Add remaining vegetables and roast for about 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. (Turn the vegetables once during cooking.) © exclusivelyfood.com.au

While vegetables are roasting, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft (about 2-3 minutes). Add garlic and pesto and cook for another minute. Stir in crushed tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in roasted vegetables.

Spoon half the vegetable mixture into 2.5 litre casserole dish. Top with a layer of lasagne sheets. Spread with half the cheese sauce. Repeat the layers, finishing with cheese sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.

Cheese Sauce
80g butter
50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
625ml (2 1/2 cups) milk
44g (1/2 cup) grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir flour into melted butter and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth. Continue cooking until sauce bubbles and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
© www.exclusivelyfood.com.au

65 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this lasagne last night and it was lovely. It came out perfect and there was lots left over for lunch today :-) i will definitely be using this recipe again.

13/9/06 12:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a good vegitarian lasagne for ages - I made this recipe over the weekend and we loved it. My 10 year grandson had 2 pieces!

22/1/07 7:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will be adding this to my weekly dinner menu. Thank you for listing such tasty, easy and wholesome recipes!

9/2/07 7:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Lasagne was beautiful! Thanks it will be a regular meal in our house!

22/2/07 12:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this last night. Very nice.

23/2/07 3:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this and it was beautiful. I have also used other recipes from this site and they all turned out beautifully. It's now my favorite site for recipes.

7/3/07 3:35 pm  
Anonymous MLM said...

Thank you for another delicious recipe!! Because I live with a country boy who insists on some kind of meat in every meal, I added the meat (just ripped it up) of a roast chicken (and added extra crushed tomatoes and pesto to compensate)

20/3/07 8:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for a lovely recipe. My veggiephobic 4-year old son gobbled his portion up in record time. Will definitely be making it again.

31/3/07 12:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to you i have finally found a truly delicious vegetarian lasagne that the whole family enjoys.

4/5/07 4:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delicious recipe; as are all the recipes I've tried so far!! Do you have a beef lasagna recipe?

13/5/07 7:46 pm  
Anonymous Kate said...

This is the BEST vegie lasagne ever! So delicious...my whole family loved it and asked for more. It's one you can empty the fridge of all your left over vegies for. Great recipe! I'll be making it a regular one in our household.

2/8/07 9:32 am  
Anonymous MaryJ said...

YUMMO !!!! Was absolutely delicious!! I am definately making this again.
thanks.

13/8/07 12:43 pm  
Blogger Rida said...

This has to be one of the yummiest lasagne i've ever had! Its easy to make and comes out great!

19/8/07 2:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a great recipe! Lots of flavour! Will keep making this for dinner!

8/10/07 2:29 pm  
Anonymous Bridgette said...

Looks great - I will make it tonight. I make a lot of your recipes for my 1 yr old, modifying ingredients as required for her age. Do you have any healthy recipes specifically for toddlers? Maybe this could become a new section on your website?? I know plenty of Mum's who need help with kids meals.

22/10/07 10:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i ABSOLUTELY love you website!

i was wondering if you have a beef variation for this recipe?

it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

25/10/07 4:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend made this for a girls' night and now I've adopted it as my own! I freeze this in lunch portions and reheat at work when I don't have time to make lunch. I become the envy of the office!

13/1/08 2:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this today after stumbling across your site yesterday. Its divine! I prepared it all last night and just put it in the oven today.

Love your site been over so many great recipes.

12/3/08 2:54 pm  
Blogger carly said...

I made this up last night as I didn't have any meat in the house. The other half was a bit skeptical at first, but his plate was empty in no time. Will definately be making this again and again.
Thanks for an easy and tasty recipe.

7/4/08 9:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your recipes thank you both . The mini cheesecakes are fantastic, the lasagna the best ever . Cate

20/4/08 12:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummy - having leftovers for lunch

23/4/08 11:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girls, this is a wonderful recipe, thank you so much! It is the best vegie lasagne I have ever tasted. The only change I made was I used tomato paste and Italian herbs instead of the pesto as I didn't have any on hand. I have made it a few times now, and I always look forward to the leftovers for lunch. Truly delicious :)

8/5/08 8:38 pm  
Blogger Jess :) said...

Hi, can this lasagne be frozen? Houw would you recommend reheating it?

I love your site girls! I check it all the time!

22/5/08 1:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friends loved this and want me to make it on a regular basis. I have tried many recipes on this site and haven't had a failure yet!

28/5/08 12:15 pm  
Blogger Amanda & Debbie said...

Hi Jess,

We haven't frozen this lasagne but one of the above commenters has (see comment dated 13/1/08).

You could reheat the lasagne in the microwave or oven. If reheating in the oven, cover the lasagne so it doesn't dry out.

14/6/08 10:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fanatastic. An absolute winner with all family members. I couldn't find a 660gm can of crushed tomatoes so used an 810g can and spent more time reducing the sauce. My son and husband went back for seconds.

5/7/08 8:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is just so good! So tasty! Fantastic!

1/8/08 11:46 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

I invited family over for dinner, chose to make this lasagne in the early afternoon & reheated it, served with salad, they said it was the best vegetarian dish they had ever had & whilst I found it more time consuming than the beef lasagne, I will be making it again for another family birthday luncheon - it was an absolute hit !!

7/8/08 10:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting possibly the best veg lasagna on the web. I used 2 large sweet potatoes, 1 pumpkin, 1 eggplant, 2 zucchini; 2 large bunches of spinach. The result was 8 lasagna's after 3 hours effort. Not as tedious as it sounds while watching the olympics. Veg lasagna can sometimes be a bit bland. The pesto really added something to improve the overall taste.

12/8/08 12:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this recipe! Found it some months ago, printed it off and have been using it regularly. The whole family love it - we are not veggies but this is a family favourite that also comes out when inviting friends over! The best Vegetable Lasagne we have ever had!

13/8/08 2:52 am  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Hi, l am making the roast veg lasagne and beef lasagne for a party on sat. I want to make both lasagnes on fri. You have advised how to reheat the meet lasagne do you have any suggestions for the veg lasagne?
Thanks

3/9/08 7:23 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Natalie,

We suggest the following:

Day before
Cook lasagne, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, and then allow it to cool slightly. Cover lasagne with a layer of greaseproof paper and then a layer of aluminium foil and store in the refrigerator.

Day of serving
Remove the lasagne from the refrigerator 15 minutes before reheating to allow it to warm up slightly.
Leave the lasagne covered. Reheat in the oven at about 170 degrees Celsius until hot in the centre.
Remove the cover to allow the cheese to brown or excess liquid to evaporate, if necessary.

3/9/08 3:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished making and eating this and wow, it's great and I'm not even vegetarian, i just loved it!

24/11/08 4:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent and easy for the beginner, I haven't had much success with vegetable lasagnes, this one worked out devine!

10/12/08 6:27 pm  
Anonymous Emma said...

I doubled this recipe and made 2 lasagnes and they ended up tasting nice. :-)

When I was making the tomato mixture and tasted it, I felt something was missing, so I added a few teaspoons of raw sugar. When the tomato mixture had nearly finished cooking, I added some freshly chopped parsley and mint from our vegie garden. It tasted great after that, so I really recommend adding those herbs for extra flavour.

I also found that I used a lot more fresh lasagne than the recipe suggested. I bought a 400g pack of Coles fresh lasagne, and I ended up using the whole packet, and was short about 1 slice still. I used 2 x 2.5L square baking dishes.

For the vegies, for 2 lasagnes I used:
1 x sweet potato, 1/2 butternut pumpkin, 1 x eggplant & 2 x zucchinis.

The flavour considerably improved when eating leftovers the next day.

Thanks for another great recipe! :-)

18/1/09 10:51 am  
Anonymous kate said...

I made this lasagne today and it was absolutely wonderful. thanks for the recipe. :)

16/2/09 2:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My partner's favourite meal is Lasagne so it was a pretty big deal to find the best recipe - this is definitely it! Im not a very good cook but successfully made this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thumbs up!

16/2/09 3:54 pm  
Blogger jl_luu said...

Delicious. 10/10!!

29/3/09 5:22 pm  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Another awesome recipe. I discovered this site just when my partner and I were becoming bored with food and our usual meal ideas. This is an excellent one with beautiful flavours.

We made a huge one two days ago and just finished the last piece.

I omitted the extra cheese from white sauce which I think was a good idea as lasagne can sometimes get too cheesy.

The variety of vegies suggested here are perfect.

17/5/09 3:20 pm  
Anonymous Anna said...

Coming from a family that loves their meat, I've never made a vegetarian lasgne. So when my brother & english sister-in-law arrived back in australia (who is a vegetarian), i thoughht i'd make one for her. It was an absolute hit with everyone, and is now going to be a regular meal in our family! Looking forward to trying some more delicious recipes from this site. Thankyou heaps!!

4/6/09 9:14 am  
Blogger Dale ® said...

Made this lasagna last night for my vego inlaws and they loved it - this recipe's a keeper! :)

2/7/09 8:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved this, we made it last night and it was the best vegie dish i've ever had, def will be making it again.

6/7/09 1:09 pm  
Anonymous Narelle said...

About 20 years ago I tried to make lasagne, and it didn't turn out right, so I haven't tried it since. Today, I made this vegetarian lasagne, and it turned out beautifully! I used the vegies suggested, along with some carrot and red capsicum - and it was delicious! Thank you!

15/8/09 7:03 pm  
Anonymous Jira said...

I made it last weekend. It was fantastic! Thanks again for your delicious mene

17/8/09 4:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is lovely. was wondering if you could put this together then freeze it to bake later?

26/8/09 10:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this dish a while back and my husband and I are practically in love with it. Can't wait to make it again :-) Yummm!!!!

1/9/09 5:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so yummy - I made it tonight and will be making this a regular. Thanks!

1/9/09 7:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the best vegetable lasagne ever.

27/9/09 5:29 am  
Blogger Jess :) said...

Beautiful recipe! Cooked it for for hungry men & they loved it!

17/11/09 6:14 pm  
Blogger G said...

LIke this recipe however due to the cheese it is not a real veggie lasagnue. I used Nimbin Cheese (sort of worked) as that does not have any animal products in it. Got stuck with the sause as it is also not veggie due to the cheese. Otherwise good recipe

20/1/10 5:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a real hit with my family - who don't eat veggies. Delicious...does this freeze well and reheat OK?

25/2/10 8:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this, and my meat eating boyfriend, LOVED IT!
Was sooooo tasy and very easy to make.

13/4/10 1:36 pm  
Anonymous Shelley said...

Hi, Just wondering if this recipe would also work with dried lasagne sheets? Thanks.

28/6/10 10:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this recipe! I used dried lasagna sheets and it was delicious! I doubled the amount of pesto and used only 50 gr instead of 80gr of butter in the sauce. YUM!

25/10/10 3:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made and eaten many many veg lasagnes, but this was definitely the nicest I have ever had! Love the parmesan and nutmeg in the white sauce, just delicious!!! :)

3/3/11 8:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the yummiest vegetable lasagne I have ever tasted and everyone loved it. Definitely a keeper and will become a regular.

3/4/11 3:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!! Such a tasty lasagna.. one I will be making again and again. Only change i made was i used a rich tomato and basil pasta sauce instead of the pesto only because I didn't have any in the house and I also tore up and added a heap of fresh basil... YUM!

Thanks

18/4/11 8:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

making it now with a 3 month old watching me.... realised that i had no tomateos tinned or fresh so used passata?? just poured it over the roasted veggies at each layer and spread pesto on each past sheet?? will see what happens... thanks!!

15/6/11 5:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adding to my last post... the meal turned out great using passata and pesto spread on the pasta sheets... was looking forward to leftovers for lunch but hubby stole them from the fridge!!! thanks

16/6/11 1:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this lasagne and it was delicious. I did not have and tin tomatoes but used a plain tomato pasta sauce instead. All the family loved it!!

23/6/11 4:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was amazing! I used half-half soy milk and regular milk to see if it would taste ok, tasted fine so next time I will make it with soy milk, yet to find a soy cheese I like so will stay with regular cheese (I'm a meat eater so it's not about using animal products for me). Can't wait to make again and again! (I also added in red capsicum). Delish!

13/8/11 6:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I able to freeze this meal.

1/3/12 11:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if the preparation should differ at all if I am using shelf (not fresh) lasagna sheets?
Thanks!

22/5/12 1:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been using this recipe for years, and it's still the best veggie lasagne out there. It's as good, if not better than a meat lasagne, so if there's a carnivore in your family, give this a try, because even my meat eating fella loves this dish. Flavour to the max!

21/10/12 12:03 pm  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Have made this a few times with success. Love your recipes. I refer to your site for most of my fail safe recipes. Could you please tell me whether the cheese/white sauce would turn out as well if I were to use skim milk? I'm not sure if it would thicken without the milk fat, so any help you could give would be appreciated. Thank you

29/11/12 4:00 pm  

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