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Easy Courgette Parmigiana

Easy Courgette Parmigiana

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Serves: 4

This classic northern Italian recipe typically uses aubergine – but we've mixed things up and used our subtly sweet, top-quality and great-value Ocado Own Range courgettes. A rich tomato sauce base is layered with fried courgettes and nutty parmesan cheese, then topped with ozzy mozzarella and crunchy golden  breadcrumbs. Serve with salad as part of a midweek Mediterranean feast. Looking for more courgette recipes? Look no further.

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  • 4 courgettes, sliced into 1cm rounds
  • 50g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • 800g Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 small handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 60g parmesan, grated
  • 150g mozzarella cheese, torn
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 70g rocket salad, to serve


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Place the courgettes in a large bowl and lightly toss with 1 tsp salt. Set aside for at least 15-20 mins to dry out, then brush off excess salt and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Dust the courgette slices in flour and place on a baking tray.

Step 2

To make the tomato sauce, heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the diced onion, garlic and chilli and cook for 2-3 mins until beginning to soften. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and mixed herbs then cook, stirring regularly for 10-15 mins, until thickened. Stir in the basil, if using, and season to taste. Set aside.

Step 3

Place a large non-stick frying pan with the remaining oil over a high heat. In batches, cook the courgette for 2-3 mins on each side until lightly golden, adding extra oil needed.

Step 4

Ladle one-third of the tomato sauce into an ovenproof dish about 20cm x 14cm, place 1 layer of courgettes on top then sprinkle with 20g parmesan. Spoon over another layer of tomato sauce and repeat with remaining courgette and parmesan, finishing with remaining 20g parmesan.

Step 5

Top with mozzarella and breadcrumbs then bake for 20-25 mins. Switch to the grill setting and grill for 8-10 mins until golden brown. Scatter over freshly ground black pepper and serve with rocket on the side, if you like.

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