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Pesto Lasagna

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Ingredients

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For Pesto :
basil leaves – a bunch
5-7 garlic cloves
1 salb parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts
5 tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
For White Sauce :
3 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
For Lasagna Sheets :
4-5 glass water
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 packet lasagna
For Assembling :
2 boiled and diced sweet potatoes
1 can spinach puree
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Pesto Lasagna

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 1 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • For Pesto :

  • For White Sauce :

  • For Lasagna Sheets :

  • For Assembling :

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Pesto Lasagna is the only one of its kind as it is a meat less lasagna. If you want to try a different and unique flavor of lasagna this is it! It is very easy and a creamy treat for your taste buds.

This recipe will be using sweet potato and spinach. You can choose anything as a replacement.

Let’s have a look at the recipe of tasty Pesto lasagna.

Health Benefits

Even without meat, pesto lasagna has its fair share of calories. It should be eaten in moderation to avoid packing on extra calories.

Enjoy!

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How to Make Pesto Lasagna

For Pesto

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Spin a couple of times and your pesto is ready.
  3. Set it aside until it is needed for the white sauce.

For White Sauce

  1. Heat up a pan and add butter in it.
  2. Melt it at medium heat.
  3. Add flour in the pan and whisk them well until the butter and flour have mixed up.
  4. Add half of the milk into the pan and whisk it as well until it becomes thick.
  5. Add the other half and repeat the same process to get thick texture of the sauce.
  6. Add cheddar cheese into the pan and again whisk it until it has completely dissolved into the sauce.
  7. Add the pesto you had prepared into the sauce and mix it well.
  8. Take it off the heat and set it aside for assembling.

For Lasagna Sheets

  1. Take a deep pot.
  2. Pour water in the pot.
  3. Add salt and oil.
  4. Now bring the water to boil.
  5. Add lasagna sheets in the water and boil until they are left only slightly uncooked.
  6. Take it off the heat, drain the hot water and run it through cold water.
  7. Set aside until it is needed for assembling.

For Assembling

  1. Take a deep baking dish.
  2. Lay down a layer of the white sauce at its very base.
  3. Now lay out layer of lasagna sheet on top.
  4. Apply another layer of the sauce.
  5. Place diced sweet potatoes and the spinach on top of this layer.
  6. Now cover it with another layer of lasagna.
  7. Keep repeating this process until you reach the brim of the dish.
  8. Sprinkle the top with grated mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake the lasagna at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve it hot!

Trivia

  • Pesto Lasagna is also known as Lasagne al pesto.

Lasagna is not an Italian word at all. It belongs to an ancient Greek language laganon.

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