Gluten-Free Aubergine Lasagne Recipe

As promised, we continue our Italian comfort food post with a delicious gluten-free aubergine lasagne.
This hearty recipe replaces the traditional meat filling with aubergine, which creates a naturally lower fat, vegetarian, healthier twist on the classic dish.
We used Le Veneziane Gluten Free Lasagne sheets. They keep a lovely al dente texture and do not require precooking which saves a lot of time and mess!

Top tip: gluten free cooking is much easier if you make a batch of gluten-free breadcrumbs and freeze them in air tight bags. We wait until we have a loaf about to go off, or that had some crumbled slices in it– that way we save on food waste too.
Recipe
Ingredients1 pack Le Veneziane Gluten Free Lasagne Sheets3 large aubergines, slices thinly lengthways2-3 tbsp garlic infused olive oil

1 large jar of passata

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Small bunch of fresh basil

125g vegetarian hard Italian cheese

1 ball reduced fat mozzarella

2 handfuls of breadcrumbs
Method
1. Lightly fry the aubergine strips in garlic oil using a non-stick frying pan until golden brown.

2. Heat the passata in a pan with the tomato puree, Italian herbs, sugar and red wine vinegar for 10minutes, then add the torn basil at the end.

3. Add a thin layer of the passata mixture to the bottom of a lasagne dish; add a layer of aubergine, sprinkle with parmesan and torn mozzarella then top with the lasagne. Repeat another 2 times.

4. On the final layer of lasagne add passata, parmesan, mozzarella and the breadcrumbs.

5. Cook at 200oC for 25-30minutes until it bubbles at the sides and is golden on top.

6. Serve with a balsamic dressed green side salad.

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Check out our last post on the brand here (also features a kale pesto recipe!)
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! It would make a great family Sunday lunch or simple supper with friends. Please share your feedback and thoughts with us on gluten-free cooking and Le Veneziane via twitter @ LavidaFoodor our facebook page.