Slow-cooker vegetable lasagne

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:30 mins
  • Cook:2 hrs and 30 mins – 3 hrs
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It’s layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

Nutrient Unit
kcal 325
fat 11g
saturates 5g
carbs 36g
sugars 17g
fibre 11g
protein 15g
salt 0.44g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large courgettes, diced (400g)
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and roughly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 15g fresh basil, chopped plus a few leaves
  • 1 large aubergine, sliced across length or width for maximum surface area
  • 6 wholewheat lasagne sheets (105g)
  • 125g vegetarian buffalo mozzarella, chopped
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Method

  • STEP 1

Heat 1 tbsp rapeseed oil in a large non-stick pan and fry 2 sliced onions and 2 chopped large garlic cloves for 5 mins, stirring frequently until softened.

  • STEP 2

Tip in 2 diced large courgettes, 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, both roughly sliced, and 400g chopped tomatoes with 2 tbsp tomato purée, 2 tsp vegetable bouillon and 15g chopped basil.

  • STEP 3
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Stir well, cover and cook for 5 mins. Don’t be tempted to add more liquid as plenty of moisture will come from the vegetables once they start cooking.

  • STEP 4

Slice 1 large aubergine. Lay half the slices of aubergine in the base of the slow cooker and top with 3 sheets of lasagne.

  • STEP 5
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Add a third of the ratatouille mixture, then the remaining aubergine slices, 3 more lasagne sheets, then the remaining ratatouille mixture.

  • STEP 6

Cover and cook on High for 2½ – 3 hours until the pasta and vegetables are tender. Turn off the machine.

  • STEP 7

Scatter 125g vegetarian buffalo mozzarella over the vegetables then cover and leave for 10 mins to settle and melt the cheese.

  • STEP 8
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Scatter with extra basil and serve with a handful of rocket.

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