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Traditional Pesto Lasagna

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Traditional Pesto Lasagna

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Italian cuisine is renowned for its mouth-watering pasta dishes, and lasagne is undoubtedly one of the most popular ones. However, have you ever tried a lasagna with pesto sauce? If not, then you're in for a treat! In this article, we'll share a delicious recipe for vegetarian Pesto Lasagna that will surely impress your taste buds. This homemade lasagne with home-made pesto is a perfect example of Italian cuisine, and it's easy to make too!



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Serves 4

8 sheets Barilla® oven-ready Lasagne
100 g potatoes
50 g green beans

For the Pesto sauce

75 g basil leaves
25 g pine nuts
50 g Parmigiano cheese, grated
25 g Sardinian Pecorino cheese, grated
1 clove of garlic
40 ml E.V.O.O

For the béchamel

500 ml milk
30 g butter


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Here are the five easy steps to cook a delicious Pesto lasagna:

Step 2

To make the pesto sauce, start by blending the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the washed and dried basil leaves and EVO without turning off the blender. Then add half of the grated Parmigiano cheese (25 g), and the Pecorino cheese, and adjust the density by adding more oil if necessary.

  • Pine nuts
  • garlic
  • basil leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • grated Parmigiano cheese
  • Pecorino cheese

Step 3

Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes, clean the green beans, and cut them into pieces as well. Boil the potatoes and green beans in boiling water until al dente and then drain.

  • Potatoes
  • green beans

Step 4

For the Bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a pan on medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly to avoid lumps. Pour in the milk, which has been previously heated. Bring to a boil for a few minutes and adjust the salt.

  • Butter
  • flour
  • milk
  • salt

Step 5

To assemble the lasagna, start by placing a bit of bechamel, pesto, green beans, and potatoes on the bottom of a baking dish and cover it with the pasta sheets. Repeat three more times until you have four layers. Cover the last layer only with the bechamel, the remaining Parmigiano cheese, and some green beans and potatoes on top.

  • Bechamel sauce
  • pesto sauce
  • green beans
  • potatoes
  • lasagna sheets

Step 6

Bake the lasagna in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 170° C. Let it stand for five minutes before serving.

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This recipe for Pesto Lasagna is a fantastic example of how to combine traditional Italian ingredients with a modern twist. With homemade lasagne and pesto sauce, this dish is sure to impress your family and friends. It's perfect for vegetarians and it can be made quickly. Give it a try, and you won't be disappointed!

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  • Pack size 500 g