Enchanting & Delicious Artichoke Lasagne

Enchanting Artichoke Lasagne

Margaret Hirsch loves artichokes, and with her in mind; this enchanting and delicious artichoke lasagne recipe was devised. This has since become a family favourite, which they prepare for a lazy lunch with the family.


Roasted tomato purée:

  • 1 kg red tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 large red onions, peeled and sliced
  • 45 ml olive oil
  • 15 ml sugar
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 15 ml fresh or 5 ml dried basil
  • 300 ml tomato purée

Cheese Sauce:

  • 120 g butter or margarine (120 ml)
  • 120 g cake flour (180 ml)
  • 1 litre milk
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • 100 g mature Cheddar cheese, grated (250 ml)
  • 15 ml prepared mustard


  • 100 g Cheddar cheese, grated (250 ml)
  • 60 g mozzarella cheese, grated (125 ml)
  • 50 g fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Main Dish

  • Precooked lasagne sheets
  • 2 – 3 x 410 g tins artichoke hearts, drained, cut
  • into halves or quarters


1. Roasted tomato purée: Place tomatoes, red onions, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper and basil, into a

roasting pan. Roast in an oven at 200.C/180.C fan/Gas mark 5 for 25 – 30 minutes; add the tomato puree

2. Place into a food processor fitted with the double-knife stainless-steel blade; or use a plunge blender,

and process or puree together, until mixture is still slightly coarse. Check seasoning.

3. Make cheese sauce: Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the flour, and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Pour in the milk; whisk well. Keep stirring until sauce thickens. Season to taste. Add in cheese and

mustard, and whisk well to combine.

4. Assemble: Place a thin layer of cheese sauce on the bottom of a lasagne dish; arrange lasagne sheets

on top of sauce, followed by a layer of tomato sauce. Scatter half of the artichoke hearts evenly over the

tomato sauce. Follow this with a layer of cheese sauce.

5. Repeat layers, ending with cheese sauce.

6. Top with a mixture of the Cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

7. Bake at 180.C/160.C fan/Gas mark 4 for 35 – 40 minutes, until golden brown.

8. Garnish with artichoke hearts and serve your Enchanting Artichoke Lasagne dish.

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