Pumpkin & Lentil Lasagna
photo by Izy Hossack
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 450 g pumpkin, cooked & pureed
- 400 g canned lentils, drained and rinsed
- 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped oregano
- salt and pepper
- 150 g ricotta cheese
- 150 g sour cream
- 3⁄4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 6 -9 large instant lasagna sheets
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- In a large pan add the oil and cook the onion until softened.
- Stir in the zucchini and peppers and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the garlic, pumpkin, lentils, tomatoes, stock, herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Mix the ricotta and sour cream together with half the cheese. Season well.
- Place 1/3 of the lentil sauce in the base of an ovenproof dish then top with lasagne sheets next layer 1/3 lentil sauce and 1/3 ricotta mixture, repeat. Top last layer with ricotta mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese. Depending on the shape of your dish you may need to adjust the layering.
- Bake in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
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Astounding!<br/><br/>I doubled the garlic, used a large shallot instead of onion and left out the pepper and mint. Other than that I followed it exactly. The sauce looks like vomit but tastes so amazingly good hubby and I were truly gobsmacked. Will make again whenever pumpkins are in season. Nomnomnom
Fantastic....loved it. I used gluten-free pasta and stock for this recipe. I chose it as my husband brought home the hugest pumpkin from a roadside stall. I wasn't so sure how the lentils and pumpkin would be all blended together with the sauce- but I shouldn't have worried as they made a wonderful tasty filling. The lasagne came together easily. I made a double recipe that made one HUGE vege lasagne....so I will be slicing and freezing for quick meals OAMC style. Editted to add- I took over 1/2 my lasagne to my parents today-my 79 year old Dad said it was delish, had seconds and he doesn't even like pumpkin (but what he doesn't know -wont hurt him right ) . The flavours in this lasagne improved overnight- the day after baking this lasagne tasted even better. Thanks for a great recipe Stardustannie - we'll definitely be making this one again *Recipe made during PAC Spring 08* Photo also being posted
Delicious! I followed the recipe as close as I could as far as measurements, but left out the mint, I didn't have any to use. I used a combo of cheddar and mozzarella cheese and added some parsley, garlic and onion powder to the ricotta mix. I loved how creamy this was. You couldn't taste the pumpkin or detect the lentils.Spinach would work really well in this recipe. My DH isn't a fan of lasagna of any kind and he said he loved this. It sliced up easily and really held it's shape, but wasn't the least bit dry. I baked this up in an 8x8 baking and would say it would easily feed six. Thanks for sharing this tasty, healthy recipe.
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