Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagne

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagne


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This makes enough lasagne to feed an army, perfect for holidays and family reunions. The sauce is better if you make it the day before and let it sit overnight.

Rich Madigan

Serves: 12 

  • 1/3 cup (85ml) olive oil
  • 4 onions, minced
  • 6 (410g) tins crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 375g tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1kg lasagne
  • 1 cup (250ml) red wine
  • 2kg ricotta cheese
  • 500g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:1hour45min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:3hours15min 

  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onions and garlic until soft and slightly clear. Pour in the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Stir in the tomato paste, salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium, just hot enough to keep lightly bubbling. Add basil leaves and cook, stirring occasionally for an hour. Add salt and pepper and red wine and allow to simmer another hour or until desired consistency. Remove from heat and let it cool. If you have time, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until al dente; drain and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  4. You'll need two 20x30cm baking trays. Put a layer of sauce in the bottom of the tray, then a layer of slightly overlapping lasagne. Spread a layer of ricotta over the noodles and a light sprinkling of mozzarella. Repeat until you fill the tray, making sure that you end up with lasagne on top. Spread a layer of sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for an hour. Remove the foil and bake another half hour.

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