Hemsley + Hemsley - Healthy & Delicious



This meat-free lasagne recipe is made with courgettes and cannellini beans and layered with fresh ricotta and parmesan.


  • 3 large courgettes

  • For the ‘Bechamel’ Sauce

  • 250g ricotta

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

  • 1 egg

  • For the Tomato Sauce

  • 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.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 627kj
  • Fat Total 45g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 25g
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Sodium 409mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Extracted from Good + Simple by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (Ebury Press, $35) Photography by Nicholas Hopper. All recipes are nutrient-rich, gluten, grain and refined sugar free.

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