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Mushroom, spinach and lentil lasagne

Image of mushroom, spinach and lentil lasagne in a white ceramic dish on a wooden chopping board with basil on the side, a white cloth napkin and a serving knife
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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Serves: 6
Image of mushroom, spinach and lentil lasagne in a white ceramic dish on a wooden chopping board with basil on the side, a white cloth napkin and a serving knife
  • 2 serves of vegetables per 
  • serving
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Ingredients

Filling

250g lasagne sheets, preferably wholemeal
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
250g baby mushrooms, sliced
400g can no-added-salt lentils, drained, rinsed and dried
3 cups baby spinach
½ cup mozzarella

Cheese Sauce

1L reduced-fat milk
1 onion, finely diced
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp margarine
½ cup wholemeal plain flour
½ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella, shredded

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Baby spinach
3-4 cubes frozen spinach, cooked

Tips

Method

Filling

Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 180oC.

Step 2
Add olive oil to a fry pan and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic to the fry pan and fry for 1-2 minutes until the onion begins to soften.

Step 3
Add the mushrooms and cook for approximately 5 minutes until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms have cooked down.

Step 4
Add lentils and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat.

Cheese sauce

Step 1
Add the milk to a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until warm but not boiling.

Step 2
In a separate fry pan, melt the margarine over medium heat and fry the onion and bay leaves until the onions are translucent.

Step 3
Add the flour to the onions and stir with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4
Gradually add the milk to the onions, whisking until smooth. Stir until the sauce comes to the boil and thickens.

Step 5
Remove from the heat. Remove the bay leaves and add the cheddar cheese and ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese and stir until the cheese melts through.

Assembly

Step 1
To assemble, grease a lasagne dish with olive oil and spread a quarter of the cheese sauce on the bottom.

Step 2
Place a layer of lasagne sheets over the sauce, then top with one third of the mushroom mixture, then one third of the remaining cheese sauce.

Step 3
Continue layering with the remaining lasagne sheets, mushroom mix and cheese sauce, finishing with a layer of cheese sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Step 4
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.

Tips

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