A Make-Ahead Simple Family Recipe
As the festive season approaches, I’m on the lookout for simple, tasty recipes that will cut through all that turkey, goose, duck and “pigs in blankets”; this recipe is one that I’m particularly pleased with, it’s a vegetarian lasagne with roast pumpkin – a seasonal star – and Peppadew Peppers, olives, onions and cheese. The Hot Peppadew™ Piquanté Peppers add a bit of a kick and a vibrant ruby-red colour, whilst the cheese béchamel sauce calms things down a bit. It’s a very seasonal lasagne recipe and one that can be made ahead of time and popped into the freezer or the fridge for easy hassle-free baking later. Today’s recipe for Festive Roast Pumpkin and Peppadew Pepper Lasagne has been created in partnership with Peppadew Peppers UK, and is one of SIX that I have developed for them in the run up to Christmas.
As you can see from the photos of this colourful recipe, it’s very festive in looks as well as in the seasonal ingredients that I have added. As well as the roast pumpkin, Peppadew peppers and a cheese sauce, the lasagne also has layers of salty olives, onions and garlic, which all marry together so well. If you have children (or adults) who are not lovers of hot peppers, although I don’t find the Hot Peppadew™ Piquanté Peppers that hot on the heat stakes, then you can substitute them for the Mild Peppadew™ Piquanté Peppers instead. Other great seasonal subs are shallots in place of the onions, smoked garlic for a smoky flavour and I’ve also added some leftover cooked kale to this lasagne when I’ve made it before too.
Serve this lasagne with acres of fresh salad for a simple and heathy family supper, or why not double the recipe and make a big batch of this for Christmas Eve, or even Boxing Day? You can also serve some extra Peppadew peppers on the side for that extra sweet and piquant crunch. As I said before, you can make (assemble) this lasagne up to 8 hours ahead and then just pop it on the oven when you are ready to eat it. Look out for my next FIVE recipes using these versatile peppers, coming soon are recipes for:
Ham and Egg Peppadew Pepper Cups
Mini Bruschetta with Peppadew Pepper Spread
Bubble and Squeak with Peppadew Peppers
For Salad Days:
Kale and Peppadew Pepper Salad with a Creamy Dressing and Hazelnuts
For Buffets and Afternoon Tea:
Mini Cheese Scones with Peppadew Pepper Spread
That’s all for today, do keep calling back here back for more TRAVEL stories, from the Mediterranean, Canada and Northern Ireland, as well as all of the recipes above, and some more NEW Christmas ideas too! Karen
Disclaimer: Commissioned recipe development with Peppadew Peppers UK.