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Layered Vegetable Mornay

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Ingredients
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Button mushrooms 8 Ounce, sliced (250 Gram)
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 , seeded and chopped
  Green capsicum pepper 1⁄2 , seeded and chopped
  Canned tomatoes 13 1⁄2 Ounce, drained and chopped (425 Gram)
  Tomato paste 2 Ounce (1/4 Cup, 60 Gram)
  Chopped basil 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Zucchini 6 , trimmed and sliced into sticks (Courgettes)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
For spinach layer
  English spinach/Silverbeet/swiss chard 1 Bunch (100 gm), washed, stalks removed and chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For mornay layer
  Milk 6 Fluid Ounce (3/4 Cup, 185 Milliliter)
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Cloves 4
  Bay leaf 1
  Butter 1 Ounce (30 Gram)
  Plain all purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Grated tasty cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 Cup, 60 Gram)
For cheese layer
  Ricotta cheese 1 Pound (500 Gram)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 Cup, 60 Gram)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
Directions

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
Saute onion until tender.
Add mushrooms and capsicum.
Saute until tender.
Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and sugar.
Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Set aside.
To Prepare Spinach Layer: Place all ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until leaves wilt.
Drain well, squeezing spinach to remove all excess water.
To Prepare Mornay Layer: Heat milk with onion, cloves and bay leaf until almost boiling.
Strain, discarding flavourings.
Set aside.
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add flour.
Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Gradually blend in milk.
Return to heat.
Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens.
Blend in cheese.
Cover surface with plastic wrap until required.
To Prepare Cheese Layer: Combine all ingredients.
Set aside.
Pour half the vegetable mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Top with a layer of zucchini.
Spread spinach mixture over this, followed by the remaining vegetable mixture and cheese mixture.
Cover with remaining zucchini strips.
Pour over mornay sauce.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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