Lentil lasagne

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Serves: 6

By sundew

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped

  • 1 yellow pepper

  • 1 pint milk

  • 1 stock cube

  • 1 tbsp flour, heaped

  • 3 tbsp cheese, (to taste)

  • 1 packet lasagne sheets

  • 1 tin tomatoes

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 200g puy lentils

  • 4 mushrooms

  • 1 knob butter

Method

  1. Cook the puy lentils for 30-40 minutes in simmering water (with a bay leaf in the water) and drain.
  2. Fry the onion and add garlic, mushrooms and finely diced pepper.
  3. Cook for a few minutes then add the tin of tomatoes, stock cube, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes then add the cooked lentils.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes (this sauce can then be left for a while - it tastes even better if left to stand for an hour or so).
  6. Make the cheese sauce. I do this by melting a large knob of butter, stir in a large spoon of flour and then add milk gradually until sauce has thickened (but not too thick).
  7. Stir in a good handful of cheese and allow to melt.
  8. Take the sauce off the heat and stir in 2 eggs.
  9. Layer up the lasagne - with the lentil mixture and some cheese sauce in each layer.
  10. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and cook in a moderate oven (150°C or so) for 40 minutes.

Handy Hint

The lentil sauce is also great for a veggie spag bol.
You can add other veggies in the mixture if you like.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Main Course

  • Pasta

  • Budget

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • cheese

  • mushroom

  • tomato

  • italian

  • pulses

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  • FullOfChoc 11/05/14 21:59

    Wow, this went down really well. As a novice I found making the white sauce a bit tricky (resorted to sieving it!) and next time I'll spread some over the top layer of lasagne too (it went crispy). All in all, a roaring success!

  • sahbear 27/03/09 22:57

    My son liked it, especially the lentils, but I found it a bit lacking in flavour. As DS liked it - we will be cooking it again.

  • sundew 10/03/08 09:35

    My dd1 and dh rate this as their favourite meal and they are not vegetarian