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Spinach & pine nut lasagne

Spinach & pine nut lasagne

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

A classic flavour combination served in a layered Italian pasta bake with creamy white sauce and a dusting of nutmeg

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal654
fat34.1g
saturates16.6g
carbs57.8g
sugars17.6g
fibre5.9g
protein29.1g
low insalt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 85g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated
  • 250-300g dried lasagne sheets
  • 50g pine nut

For the white sauce

  • 85g butter
  • 85g plain flour
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 ½l milk
  • good grating nutmeg

For the spinach layer

  • 2 onions , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 700g fresh spinach leaves
  • 250g ricotta

Method

  • STEP 1

    First make the white sauce. Melt the butter and flour together in a big saucepan, and cook the paste for a couple of mins. Add the bay leaves, then gradually whisk in the milk, little by little, until you have a nice smooth sauce. Bubble for a few mins, then season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove the bay leaf, cover with cling film (lay it directly onto the sauce) until ready to use.

  • STEP 2

    Gently cook the onions in the oil until really soft. Put the kettle on. Put half the spinach in a big colander and pour over the boiling water to wilt. Repeat with the rest of the spinach, let it cool a little then squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the spinach. Roughly chop and stir into the onions with the ricotta, a small ladle of the white sauce and most of the parmesan. Season well.

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread a quarter of the sauce into the base of a big baking dish, then dollop over a third of the spinach mixture. Top with a layer of lasagne sheets, then repeat the layers – a quarter of the sauce, third of the spinach mix and some lasagne sheets. Finish with the remaining sauce and scatter over the remaining parmesan. Bake for 40-50 mins until the lasagne is cooked through and the top golden, scattering over the pine nuts with 10 mins to go.

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