Hidden Veggie Lasagne

It's pretty simple with a lasagne as you can blend all the yummy goodness up in the tomato sauce so that's exactly what we've been doing.
lasagne in Owl Plate

Hidden Veggie Lasagne

Our delicious hidden veggie lasagne is the perfect parenting hack to fill your little ones tummies with veggies

It’s pretty simple with a lasagne as you can blend all the yummy goodness up in the tomato sauce so that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. 

We’ve also created a wonderful video for you to watch here

Servings: Makes 1 whole lasagne – 8 slices

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Bechamel Sauce 

3 tbsp butter 
1/4 cup flour
4 cups whole milk
1 tsp crushed pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Hidden Veggie Sauce 

1 tbsp olive oil 
1 red onion diced
2 cloves of garlic crushed
2 carrots diced
1 red pepper diced
2 sticks celery diced
1 courgette diced
1.5 cup vegetable stock (low sodium)
800g passata 

The mince

1 clove of garlic
1 small onion
500g mince or meat substitute 

Assembly

Oven ready lasagne sheets
Mozzarella or cheddar cheese 

Method 

For the Bechamel sauce:

  1. Place the butter and the flour in a pan and mix until a paste is formed 
  2. Slowly add the milk until the sauce starts to thicken
  3. Add crushed pepper and nutmeg to taste.

For the hidden veggie sauce:

  1. Add the olive oil to a pan to heat
  2. Start by adding the garlic and onion
  3. Add all other vegetables and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the vegetable broth and passata and simmer for a further 10 minutes
  5. Use a blender to make the sauce smooth 

For the mince:

  1. Add the onion and garlic to a pan with olive oil
  2. Add the mince and cook till brown 
  3. Add the hidden veggie sauce to the mince or mince alternative

Assembly

Layer the lasagne in this order: 

Mince with hidden veggie sauce

Bechamel sauce 

Cheese

Lasagne sheets 

Repeat x 2 or 3 and finish with the cheese layer.

Bake for 45 minutes but uncover the tin foil for the final 10 minutes to crisp the sides. 

Serve up on your favourite eco rascals bamboo suction plate and bowl and accompany it with fresh fruits and vegetables. 

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