Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6

Switch up your classic family lasagne with pesto, broccoli, mascarpone and chunks of sausage in a dish that's rich in calcium, folate, fibre and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal844
  • fat71g
  • saturates32g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 6 good-quality sausages, meat squeezed from the skins and rolled into cherry-tomato-sized balls
  • small head of broccoli (about 400g), cut into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 250g (small punnet) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 400g mascarpone
  • 150g tub fresh pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • large bunch basil, chopped
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 12 lasagne sheets
  • 50ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 20g pine nuts

Method

  1. Heat half the oil in a large pan. Add the sausageballs and sizzle for 5-10 mins, rolling around until browned on all sides. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 mins until really tender. Drain well.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle over the remaining oil, season well and roast for 10 mins until just softened. Stir the broccoli, peas, half the mascarpone, the pesto and basil into the sausageballs, simmer for a few mins until you have a nice sauce consistency, then check the seasoning.

  3. Scoop a third of the mixture into a casserole dish (mine was 25 x 35cm),top with a third of the tomatoes, then arrange three lasagne sheets on top. Continue layering in the same way, reserving a few tomatoes, finishing with the pasta sheets.

  4. Mix the milk into the remaining mascarpone to make a white sauce consistency. Pour this over the top of the pasta, then top with the mozzarella, Parmesan, pine nuts and the reserved tomatoes. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown and bubbling. If the lasagne is getting too dark, cover it with foil and continue cooking. Serve with a green salad.

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Comments (6)

misslulu's picture
5

Used 6 low fat sausages and cut them in discs after taking skin off, used lighter mascarpone but only had 1 tub so used 50g in the sauce and made up difference with philly and some half fat crème fraiche was also slightly short on the broccoli however it was still great. As only 2 of us so moreish ate half and the rest in the freezer. I will make again but use all 8 sausages and add more broccoli

SleighD's picture

Could I please ask, I have also put half of the lasagne in the freezer but when I come to defrost it how long should I put it in the oven and at what temperature?

lizzafezza's picture
3.75

Very tasty, summery version of lasagne. The only thing I will change next time I make it will be to break the sausage meat up rather than have sausage balls.

lizzafezza's picture
3.75

Really tasty, summery version of lasagne. The only thing that I would change next time I make it will be the break the sausage up rather than the balls.

lizzafezza's picture
3.75

Really nice, summery version of lasagne. The only thing I will change next time I make it is to break the sausage up rather than have sausage balls.

hafwills's picture
5

Absolutely delicious! Hadn't bought enough mascarpone, so made some white sauce to finish it off. Lovely!

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