Vegetarian Pesto Lasagne

    Vegetarian Pesto Lasagne

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    Vegetarian Pesto Lasagne

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    1hour20min


    66 people made this

    This is a delicious lasagne with three kinds of cheese, spinach and pesto. It will please vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 500g lasagne
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 500g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    • 220g basil pesto
    • 1 kg ricotta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 cups (300g) mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 280g Alfredo-style pasta sauce
    • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese

    Directions
    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagne and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In large frypan over medium heat, saute onion in the olive oil until tender. Add spinach and stir. Remove from heat and stir in the pesto. In a large bowl mix ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    4. In a 3 litre greased baking dish, layer the pasta then the spinach mixture, followed by the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Repeat the layers ending with pasta on top. Spread the Alfredo sauce over the top and sprinkle with Parmesan.
    5. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
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    39

    This recipe is okay, but I will definitely make some adjustments next time. Too much ricotta cheese (8oz would be fine) and not enough pesto. I substituted mushrooms for the spinach, which was a good choice. The directions should include putting a bit of sauce on the bottom of the pan as the bottom layer of noodles got a bit hard. Also, the amount of sauce on top is a bit much so either spread it out through the dish or just pour 1/2 the called for amount on top. Even with all that said, I will make again.  -  14 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    33

    I HAD A BUNCH OF FRESH SPINACH TO USE UP, SO I TRIED THIS RECIPE. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY BASIL PESTO ON HAND, SO I USED CLASSICO SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO ALFREDO SAUCE. I SAUTEED THE ONION WITH GARLIC, SLICED MUSHROOMS, SHREDDED CARROTS AND CHOPPED ZUCCHINI WHICH I SEASONED WITH NATURE'S SEASON SALT MIXTURE INSTEAD OF ADDING SALT TO THE CHEESE FILLING. I MIXED THE PARMESAN INTO THE CHEESE FILLING AND LEFT OUT THE NUTMEG BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD GO WITH THE SUN-DRIED TOMATO SAUCE. I LAID UNCOOKED SPINACH LEAVES ON TOP OF THE VEGGIE FILLING IN EACH LAYER. I HATE COOKING LASAGNA NOODLES, SO I LAID THEM IN THE GLASS BAKING DISH, POURED BOILING WATER OVER THEM AND LET THEM SOAK WHILE I PREPARED THE VEGETABLES AND THE CHEESE FILLING. I USED A 16-OZ JAR OF ALFREDO SAUCE AND POURED ABOUT HALF OF IT INTO THE DISH BEFORE I PUT IN THE FIRST LAYER OF NOODLES, AND THEY COOKED JUST FINE IN THE SAUCE. THIS IS THE FIRST VEGGIE LASAGNA I HAVE EVER MADE AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT!  -  17 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    33

    I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it!! I used the jar pesto sauce and alfredo sauce and no cook noodles which made it faster and easier to make. I put a layer of alfredo sauce on the bottom and the top, I also added a tsp of fresh garlic to the onion and spinach mixture which added more flavor, my husband said it was one of the best dishes I had made!!! Try it!!!  -  06 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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