Easy pesto lasagne

Easy pesto lasagne

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level



Serves 4 - 6

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (6)



  • 190g jar pesto
  • 500g tub mascarpone
  • 200g bag spinach, roughly chopped
  • 250g frozen peas
  • small pack basil, leaves chopped, and a few leaves reserved to finish
  • small pack mint, leaves chopped
  • 12 fresh lasagne sheets
  • splash of milk
  • 85g Parmesan, grated (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 50g pine nuts
  • green salad, to serve (optional)

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place the pesto, half the mascarpone and 250ml water (or vegetable stock if you have some) in a pan. Heat and mix until smooth and bubbling. Add the spinach and peas and cook for a few more mins until the spinach has wilted and the peas thawed. Add the herbs and season.
  2. Place a third of the pesto mixture into a baking dish roughly 18 x 25cm. Top with 4 lasagne sheets, then repeat with 2 more layers of sauce and lasagne sheets, finishing with a layer of pasta. Mix enough milk into the remaining mascarpone to make a white sauce consistency, season, then pour over the top. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and pine nuts. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown on top and bubbling around the edges. Scatter over the reserved basil leaves and serve with a green salad, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2014

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princessjelly's picture
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Really nice flavours, easy to make and went down well with veggies and non-veggies alike. I will be making it again soon.

stompingsun's picture
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I was pleasantly surprised with how easy and how good this was !
Used have a tub of ricotta cheese as I bought a small tub of mascarpone by mistake.
Super recommend

Denise0086's picture
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Superb! Tasty, easy, attractive and unusual.

I used dried lasagne and needed to add about 10 mins to the cooking time before it was soft.

The fresh herbs gave an Great unusual taste and the topping was excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I've made this twice now. Really lovely recipe and found it tasted better if made the day before and reheated. The ingredients go really well together. Don't be shy with the mint. It adds a lovely fresh flavour.

jensven's picture
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Really delicious veggie lasagne. Was a bit unsure about the peas and mint but it really worked. Quite a treat with all that cheese. Didn't stop us eating it all though!

datsie's picture

This is YUMMY! Even my carnivore husband thought it was delicious. I prefer it to normal lasagne.

juliakm15's picture
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Such a delicious dinner! Will make again and again. Thank you for sharing :)