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Courtney Roulston's easy zucchini lasagne

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This easy zucchini lasagne uses a cheat’s white sauce to save you time on busy weeknights. It’s a guaranteed hit at the dinner table.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes


  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 800g Coles Australian Pork & Beef Bolognese Mince
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 cups (480g) coarsely grated carrot
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 4 large zucchini

Cheat’s white sauce

  • 300g firm ricotta (from the deli)
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 200g Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes cheese

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the onion softens. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until the mince changes colour. Stir in the tomato paste, carrot, tomato and thyme. Season. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until mixture thickens slightly.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut the zucchini lengthways into 3mm-thick slices. Arrange half the zucchini in a single layer on the lined trays. Bake for 5-6 mins or until zucchini softens. Repeat with remaining zucchini.
  3. Step 3

    To make the cheat’s white sauce, combine the ricotta, eggs and half the cheese in a large bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Spread one-third of the mince mixture over the base of an 8-cup (2L) baking dish and top with one-third of the zucchini. Repeat layering twice with the remaining mince mixture and zucchini. Spread the white sauce over the zucchini layer and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Step 5

    Bake for 20-25 mins or until the cheese melts and is golden brown and mixture is bubbling. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly before serving.