A vegetarian lasagne packed with greens is a brilliant option for vegetarians and meat eaters, and since this one can be made ahead and frozen, it's ideal for busy weeknights.
350g broccoli, broken into florets
30g unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp plain flour
75g Cheddar, coarsely grated
200g lasagne sheets
85g bag crispy salad
150g baby plum tomatoes, quartered
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
½ tbsp cider vinegar
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Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the broccoli, cook for 3 mins, then add the kale. Cook for 3 mins, drain, then stir through the spinach to wilt. Rinse under cold water, then drain thoroughly.
Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min before adding the our. Cook for 1 min, then gradually stir in the milk. Simmer for 2-3 mins until slightly thickened, then stir in 50g Cheddar.
Spoon a quarter of the cheese sauce on the bottom of a 20cm square freezer-proof baking dish. Cover with a third of the lasagne sheets, then top with half the veg. Add another quarter of the sauce, another third of the lasagne sheets, then the remaining veg. Top this with another quarter of the sauce, followed by the remaining lasagne sheets, then remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar.
Cover with foil and bake for 40 mins or until golden and bubbling, removing the foil for the last 10 mins,
Meanwhile, toss the salad leaves with the tomatoes. Whisk the oil and vinegar in a jug, season, then drizzle over the salad. Serve with the lasagne.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines To freeze, makeup to the end of step 3 then cover with foil and cook for 30 mins. Uncover, leave to cool completely, then wrap in foil and freeze. To reheat, preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Remove from the freezer and bake straight from frozen for 45 mins. Remove the foil, and bake for a further 10 mins or until piping hot. Once reheated from frozen, eat on the same day – do not reheat a second time.
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