- 190g jar pesto
Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.
- 500g tub mascarpone
- 200g bag spinach, roughly chopped
Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…
- 250g frozen pea
- small pack basil, leaves chopped, and a few leaves reserved to finish
Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…
- small pack mint, leaves chopped
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
- 12 fresh lasagne sheets
- splash of milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 85g parmesan, grated (or vegetarian alternative)
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
- 50g pine nuts
- green salad, to serve (optional)
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.
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.