sweet potato, eggplant and

cauliflower bechamel lasagne

  • 1kg eggplant (aubergine), sliced into 5mm-thick rounds
  • 2 sweet potatoes (kumara) (900g), peeled and sliced to 5mm-thick slices
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 700g silverbeet (Swiss chard), trimmed, shredded and blanched
  • 1 cup basil leaves, plus extra to serve
  • ¾ cup (75g) grated mozzarella
  • micro (baby) basil leaves (optional), to serve

cauliflower bechamel

  • 1.2kg cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). To make the cauliflower bechamel, place the cauliflower in a large saucepan of boiling water and cook for 10–15 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes or until soft. 
  3. Place the cauliflower, onion, garlic, milk, salt and parmesan in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside. 
  4. While you are making the bechamel, place the eggplant and sweet potato, in 3 batches, on 2 large oven trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 10–12 minutes or until softened. 
  5. Layer a lightly greased 3-litre-capacity baking dish with half the sweet potato, half the eggplant, half the silverbeet and half the basil leaves. Spread over half the bechamel. Repeat layering with the remaining ingredients. 
  6. Top with the mozzarella. Cook for 15–20 minutes or until golden. Set aside for 10 minutes before cutting. 
  7. Serve with the extra basil and micro basil. Serves 4
Reader ratings (0)
Raquel Isabel Diaz

I tried today and I had to say that it was a bit dissapointed :( It took long time to prepare and it was without character. I would add more spices or something. In addition, I wouldn’t have it as a main dish but as a side dish instead of potatoes or rice as an instance. It looked nice though!





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