A delicious vegetarian lentil lasagne with a rich lentil, mushroom and red wine bolognese, between layers of soft lasagne pasta and creamy bechamel sauce.
Make the green lentil bolognaise sauce by frying the mushrooms, onions and carrots till soft, add the tomatoes, green lentils, bay leaves, tomato puree, garlic, Worcester sauce, red wine and oregano cook till all the flavours combine. Make a white sauce with a butter and flour roux, add the milk slowly till the sauce is a thick pouring consistency. Layer the lentil bolognese and lasagne pasta, ending with a layer of pasta, top with the traditional white sauce and grated parmesan.
This recipe is the perfect evening meal for summer or winter, in the summer it is best served with a simple fresh tomato and green salad, in the winter it can be served with crusty bread or garlic bread. The secret is to keep the side dish simple and fresh to compliment the dish, some alternative side dishes to go with lasagne could be
Our mushroom and green lentil lasagne is a delicious vegetarian alternative to a traditional lasagne, the pasta and bolognese are the perfect combination add a rich cheese sauce and you have the perfect dish, what makes this recipe special is the delicious flavours in veggie bolognese sauce, which come from the caramelised onions and carrots and the red wine and oregano.
If your having a vegetarian Italian dinner party for family or friends then lentil lasagne is the perfect dinner party main serve it with a delicious green or herb salad for the perfect main course. You can make the bolognese and white sauce the day before and store in the fridge and layer the lasagne on the day of your dinner party.
Yes this is an ideal recipe for freezing, and will make the perfect quick cook dinner for those busy work nights, just remove from the freezer the night before and then pop in the oven for the perfectly cooked veggie lasagne. To freeze complete the lasagne but do not cook it, leave to cool completely and then freeze. The lasagne will last for three months in the freezer.