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4 January 2017

Step-by-Step: Zucchini Lasagna

This deliciously healthy dinner holds its own without any meat, for a wonderfully light lasagna that the whole family will enjoy. By replacing pasta sheets with thin layers of sliced zucchini, the carbs stay low without compromising on any flavours.

Below, we show you how to make this easy pasta recipe step-by-step!


SERVES: 6

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour

COOKING TIME: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 very large zucchinis or 12 of the regular size
  • 400g baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 kg ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g baby Rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 100g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Fresh basil

STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut zucchinis lengthwise into thin slices.


STEP 2
Place the slices in a Le Creuset 37/32cm Heritage Rectangular Dish and cover with boiling water. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Dry on a kitchen towel.

Place the spinach in large bowl and cover with boiling water, leaving to stand until wilted. Drain in a colander and squeeze the excess water out of the leaves. Chop the spinach finely. Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion and garlic. Fry until soft, but not brown. Add the spinach and fry for 1 minute. Place the ricotta in large mixing bowl and add the spinach mixture. Add the egg and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.


STEP 3
Place a single layer of sliced zucchini in the oven dish. Spoon half of the filling over the zucchini layer. Add another layer of zucchini. Spoon the rest of the filling on top.


STEP 4
Sprinkle cheese over and arrange the tomatoes on top. Drizzle with a little olive oil and place into the preheated oven. Bake for 1 hour or until the zucchini is soft.


After arranging a sprinkle of fresh basil leaves on top, this gluten-free lasagne is ready to enjoy! Thanks to the heat-retaining properties of Le Creuset Stoneware, the Heritage Rectangular Dish can go straight from oven-to-table, for beautiful presentation of your meal.


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Comments

  1. Sarah Withey

    Hi, do you have a printable version of this recipe? I don’t need all the steps. – Thanks Sarah

  2. Louwrisa Blaauw

    This recipe is absolutely delicious!!
    I tested this recipe by halving the ingredients and it came out perfectly.
    I can’t wait to make a full batch!
    Thanks guys 🙂

  3. Stephanie

    Wow! What amazing service I have just experienced. I phone Le Creuset Brooklyn to ask about the pepper mills on sale, i tried Menlyn Maine (they’re the closest to my home) first but there was no answer. Fatima Sibanyoni gave me all the details that I needed and said she will keep a set for me, but that the sale ends on Friday. I am a bit pressed for time this week and was worried that I won’t be able to go to Brooklyn before Friday. She offered to phone the Menlyn Maine store and find out whether they have any in stock and she will phone me back. We all know how these promises usually turn out. Wow, true to her word, she phoned me within 3 minutes to let me know that the store in Menlyn Maine is setting aside what I wanted.

    Thanks to Fatima for making me believe in client service again

    • Thanks for your comment and wonderful feedback about the service received in store! We have shared this with our Brooklyn team and look forward to welcoming you in store soon again.

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