Courgette and Cannellini Bean Lasagne: Good + Simple – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

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Extracted from Good + Simple by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (Ebury Press, $49.99) Photography by Nicholas Hopper.

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3 large courgettes (zucchini)


250g ricotta

80g Parmesan or pecorino, finely grated, plus extra for sprinkling

1 egg



1 x 400g tin of

cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

2 garlic cloves

120g sundried tomatoes (about 20 pieces) in oil, drained

3 tablespoons tomato purée

A pinch of sea salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper


1 Add the ingredients for the ‘béchamel’ sauce to a food

processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl

and set aside.

2 Add the ingredients for the tomato sauce to the food processor

(no need to clean out the bowl) and blend until smooth.

3 Using a mandolin or very sharp knife, finely slice the

courgettes lengthways into 3mm-thick pieces.

4 Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gasmark 6. Spread about

half the tomato sauce over the bottom of a 16cmx 22cm

ovenproof dish which is at least 8cm deep, as a thin layer.

Top with about a third of the courgette slices in an even layer.

Cover the courgettes with about half the ‘béchamel’ sauce,

then top with half the remaining courgettes in an even layer.

5 Repeat the layering with the remaining tomato sauce,

courgettes and ‘béchamel’, then sprinkle over a final layer

of Parmesan to finish.

6 Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown on top. Remove from

the oven and leave to stand for 5–10 minutes before serving.



*Feel free to substitute the cannellini beans for chickpeas, aduki beans or butter beans

* The egg can be left out for a slightly sloppy lasagna -still tasty!

*  For a dairy free lasagna, leave out the Parmesan and replace the ‘bechamel’ sauce   with Minty Broad Bean Dip (p.270), laving out the mint.

Courgette and Cannellini Bean Lasagne

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