Vegan Aubergine & Red Pepper Lasagne
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to gas 6 200°C fan 180°C. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and fry half the aubergine until golden. Transfer to a plate while you repeat with another 1 tbsp oil and the remaining aubergine.
Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and add the onion and red pepper. Fry for 5 mins until softened. Add the garlic chilli and thyme and cook for 2 mins stirring regularly.
Add the aubergine back into the pan along with the chopped tomatoes tomato purée sugar vinegar and a splash of water. Simmer for 10 mins until thickened then season to taste.
Meanwhile make the white sauce. Put the milk and the onion half in a saucepan and gently heat until just bubbling. Remove the onion and set the milk aside.
Melt the spread in a separate saucepan then stir in the flour until you have a smooth paste. Slowly pour in the warm milk stirring well as you go until smooth. Continue to simmer very gently for 8-10 mins stirring often to prevent it sticking until you have a thick sauce. Finally stir in the yeast extract and mustard.
Spoon a third of the aubergine sauce into the bottom of a deep baking dish arrange a third of the pasta sheets in a layer over the top (snapping pieces to fill in any gaps) then spoon over a third of the white sauce. Repeat with the remaining sauces and pasta to create 2 more layers finishing with a layer of white sauce. Bake for 50 mins or until golden and bubbling.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 aubergines chopped into small chunks
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 1 red pepper diced
- 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- ½ red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
- 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 12 lasagne sheets (you may need 1-2 more depending on the size of your dish)
- 500ml Soya Unsweetened drink
- ½ onion peeled
- 50g dairy-free spread
- 40g plain flour
- 1 tsp yeast extract
- ½ tsp English mustard