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Pesto Lasagna Traditional

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Pesto Lasagna Traditional

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  • Moderate
  • Traditional

Lasagna is a dish loved by many and has many variations. This lasagna recipe parts from tradition and uses a homemade Pesto sauce. Only four steps - this easy lasagna recipe uses vegetables and fresh herbs to make a delicious pasta recipe that is perfect for any party or gathering. Here are the five easy steps to cook a delicious Pesto lasagna:



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Serves 4

9 Sheets Barilla® Oven-Ready Lasagna​
1 Medium potato
1 Cup green beans ​

For the Pesto sauce​

4 Cups basil leaves​
2.5 Tbs pine nuts​
4 Tbs Parmigiano cheese, grated​
2.5 Tbs g Romano cheese, grated​
1 Clove of garlic​
4 Tbs EVO​O

For the béchamel​

2 1/5 cups milk​
2 Tbs butter​
3 Tbs all-purpose flour​
TIP Salt, to taste


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

Blend the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the basil leaves (washed and dried) and EVOO without turning off the blender. Add half of the grated Parmigiano cheese (25 g) , 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 2

Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes, clean the green beans and cut them into pieces also. Boil the potatoes and green beans in boiling water to al dente and drain.​

  • Potatoes
  • green beans

Step 3

Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly in order to avoid lumps. Pour in the milk, previously heated,. Bring to a boil for a few minutes and adjust salt.​

  • Butter
  • flour
  • milk
  • salt

Step 4

To make the lasagna, place a bit of béchamel, pesto, green beans and potatoes on the bottom of a baking dish and cover with the pasta sheets. Repeat 3 more times until you have 4 layers. Cover the last layer only with the béchamel, the remaining Parmigiano cheese. and some green beans and potatoes on top. ​ Bake for 20-25 minutes at 325° F.​ Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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

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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 lasagna and pesto sauce, this dish is sure to impress your family and friends. It's perfect for veggie lovers and it can be made quickly. Give it a try, and you won't be disappointed!