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Easy vegetarian bean and cheese lasagne recipe

Easy vegetarian bean and cheese lasagne recipe

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This recipe is really easy, quick, delicious and only requires a few ingredients.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 350ml cold milk
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 refrigerated lasagne sheets
  • 100g grated Gruyere cheese

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:55min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook until heated through. Mix in beans, tomatoes and red pepper. Season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Continue cooking 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and gradually mix in flour until smooth. Slowly stir in the milk. Mix in Parmesan cheese, and continue to cook and stir until slightly thickened.
  4. Spread 1/2 the bean mixture in a 23cm baking dish, and top with 2 lasagne sheets. Layer with remaining bean mixture and remaining sheets. Cover with the sauce, and top with Gruyere cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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It was a very simple, but flavoursome meal. Thank you-12 Jan 2010

Really love this and new family favourite I keep making-12 Feb 2017

by Pamplemousse

I was a little doubtful about this at first because it didn't have a lot of cheese inside, but it was great! The sauce on top really completed it! Next time I'll use 2 cans of beans (mashing one for texture) because I would have liked it to be a bit thicker.-16 Dec 2007

Lasagna Recipe With Ricotta Cheese Vegetarian Easy For You

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In this article, we help you with many ideas and tips to make it. We give you ideas to make your favourite dish lasagna with many ingredients. So, you just remain with us and read this article till the end.

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Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

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With Cheese or Without?

tim on December 11, 2019:

Shravan on September 08, 2019:

how to cook the meat and do i have to greece pan?

Maita on June 22, 2017:

Thank you for the recipe! Both hubby and I are lactose intolerant and hubby also can&apost tolerate Daiya vegan cheese. I will definitely try cheeseless lasagna.

Marcy on October 26, 2016:

Thanks so much for this recipe! I made it last night for my fiancé who doesn&apost like lasagna to begin with (because of the ricotta cheese), and I&aposm lactose intolerant so I made your recipe. It was a huge hit! He said it tastes just like lasagna - in a good way )

Disclaimer: I was in a rush preparing it, so I completely forgot to put the spices (garlic & onion) in.. silly me! It still turned out fantastic though.

I also used konjac lasagna noodles because I&apos&apos GF as well and they worked really well and didn&apost have that fishy flavor they sometimes do with other pasta dishes.

Thanks again for the recipe! Will definitely be using in the future :)

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 21, 2016:

It looks delicious and tempting to try for a vegetarian version. Thanks for sharing this lens. I might give this a go sometime this winter.

Payal N Naik from Mumbai on June 26, 2015:

Awesome healthy and tasty recipe. will definitely try this one .

poetryman6969 on March 10, 2015:

More cheese please! But you have done a service for the cheeseless.

Katie Bush on July 21, 2014:

Awesome! I&aposll be making this tonight. My daughter is lactose intolerant and I&aposm nursing her. so I&aposve been looking for a dairy free lasagna :)

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 08, 2014:

C Suycott, thanks for trying out the recipe. I love that you made two versions of this dish. I make the cheese less version often because of my hubby&aposs lactose intolerance. Thank you again!

C Suycott on April 06, 2014:

I made this lasagna recipe (with some minor changes) for dinner guests, along with a traditional lasagna. Most of us tried some of each, and the cheeseless version got rave reviews. No one missed the cheese at all, and it was very flavorful. The dish doesn&apost have the eye appeal of having the melted cheese on top, so I will think through what would be a good topping. I used half mild and half hot Italian sausage, substituted minced onion and minced garlic instead of the powdered versions.

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on May 12, 2013:

Hi Louise Lately, I&aposm glad the cheeseless version appeals to you! Some people can&apost do without the cheese. Well, if you do make it one day, please let me know how it turns out. Thank you for your comments.

Louise Lately from London, UK on May 12, 2013:

Hi Careermommy! That looks so good I just want to eat the computer screen! And it&aposs making me hungry - time for lunch I think :)

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on May 07, 2013:

Thank you for stopping by, Cathy. I hope you enjoy it!

Ms. Immortal from NJ on May 07, 2013:

This looks amazing, can&apost wait to try it!

Aileen Billones from Naga City, Philippines on April 14, 2013:

Yes, I will, thanks for the suggestion.

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 13, 2013:

aylsbillones, you&aposll have to try it at least once with no cheese to see if it&aposs worth trying again. Thanks for the read!

Aileen Billones from Naga City, Philippines on April 13, 2013:

I love lasagna, but I never tried it without cheese. Thanks for the tips.

livingsta from United Kingdom on April 13, 2013:

Yes, I will definitely do. Thank you :-)

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 13, 2013:

Hi Rebecca, I use ground turkey in most of my dishes. It&aposs especially great in pasta meals. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 13, 2013:

Hi sweetie1, yes my kids do love this dish. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you get to try it as well!

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 13, 2013:

Stephanie, those are great alternatives if you still want to include the cheese, but my hubby prefers none of the substitutes so I avoid them altogether. I like the idea of goat cheese. That&aposs something I will try for my self. Thank you for your suggestions and comments!

Tirralan Watkins (author) from Los Angeles, CA on April 13, 2013: