Cheesy Broccoli Lasagne

Cheesy Broccoli Lasagne


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This is a rich vegetarian lasagne that uses a white sauce for one of the layers and a broccoli/ricotta cheese mix for the other.


Makes: 6 

  • 9 lasagne sheets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons diced fresh parsley
  • 460g ricotta cheese
  • 300g frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Cook onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and nutmeg.
  4. Stirring continuously pour in milk a little at a time allowing mixture to thicken. Bring to a boil for 1 minute then remove from heat and stir in parsley. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl combine ricotta, broccoli, Parmesan, 1 cup of mozzarella and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until well blended.
  6. In a baking dish layer: 1/4 cup white sauce; 3 lasagne sheets; one-third of remaining white sauce; half the broccoli mixture; 3 more lasagne sheets; half remaining white sauce; remaining broccoli mixture; 3 lasagne sheets; remaining white sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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