Chunky Veggie Lasagna | Cooking With Kids

We have started attending a kids baking class, aimed at the under 5's it is perfect for my independent monsters to gain kitchen skills. This week we, I mean THEY, made veggie lasagna and Jenson's was made completely independently, Evie had minimum help and Elsie and me worked together!

What You Need (makes 3 individual portions as photo'd above):

6 Lasagna Sheets
6 mushrooms 
2 peppers (large chunks)
1 Broccoli (par boiled and cut into easy to handle large toddler sized chunks)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
Mixed herbs
1 tub Soft Cheese

Top Tip: Use any veg you have or that your little monsters like!

First of all get little hands to cut up the mushroom and the peppers into bite sized chunks (or indeed use fingers to 'snap' them to size and pop them in a mixing bowl.

Next its time to break up those brocolli florets into smaller chunks and pop them into your bowl. 

Sprinkle the veg with herbs and spoon over enough chopped tomatoes to cover your veg. Give it a good old stir and spoon half of your mixture into your baking tray/dish. We used the throw away foil trays...think chinese takeaway! which meant each monster had their own!

Now cover with a lasagna sheet, you may have to break it up, Evie and Jenson both enjoyed breaking theirs up and fitting it like a jigsaw!

Layer you chunky veggie mixture again and then cover with another lasagna sheet. 

In a bowl mix the soft cheese with a dash of milk to get a thick liquid, keep adding milk until it is a pourable consistency (you dont want it too runny, it needs to sit on top of your lasagna sheet!) then cover the top of your laagna with the cheesey topping and then top with grated cheese and another sprinkle of herbs. 

Bake in a preheated oven (gas mark 6)  for around 20 minutes. 

Serve with garlic bread (yum!) 



  1. Oh yum this looks so delicious and I can't believe how healthy it is. It's made me really hungry. I really want to try it. :-) xx

  2. Fab, this sounds like a great recipe for the toddler to have a go at, I'm wary about him using meat and I want to move away from baking. My waistline can't take it!!!

    PS Did I miss the move to own domain while I was away?!

  3. Yum! Perfect recipe. Haven't made with soft cheese before and my kids love it #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  4. Mmm. This looks delicious and great that kids can join in! Healthy too. Love the foil trays!! :) Thanks for hosting #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  5. Wow they look delicious! What a great way to get the kids involved! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. I love the idea of a cooking class for kids and that the monsters cooked a complete dinner! I expect you are really proud! Xx

  7. Sounds great might give this a whirl at the weekend, and a cookery class for the under 5s - must see if there is one locally to us what a great idea xx #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  8. Ooh, this looks delicious! I will have to try this with my boys, they'll love it! Thanks for hosting #Toddlerapprovedtuesday :) x


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