Melanzane lasagne

I just adore aubergines, this is very easy to make and tastes yummy!


3 aubergines, sliced lengthways
2 tbsp olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
680ml jar passata
½ tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
small bunch basil leaves, torn
100g parmesan, or vegetarian alternative, grated
125g ball mozzarella, torn
200g fresh lasagne sheets
5 tbsp breadcrumbs


Heat grill to high. Arrange the aubergine slices on a baking sheet, brush with oil and season well. Grill for 2-3 mins each side until golden brown, set aside.
Heat oil in a saucepan. Fry the garlic for 1 min then pour in the passata. Simmer for 10 mins with the oregano, sugar and vinegar, then season and stir in the basil.
Assemble the lasagne in a roughly A4-sized baking dish. Spread a few tbsp of the tomato sauce over the base of the dish, followed by a layer of aubergine. Scatter over some Parmesan and mozzarella, then cover with a layer of lasagne. Repeat, finishing with a topping of Parmesan and mozzarella, and sprinkle on the breadcrumbs.
Allow to cool at this point for freezing, or heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and cook the lasagne for 25-30 mins until golden and bubbling.

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