Basil Pesto Lasagna

by: Enrica Monzani

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 30 min
  • Portions 4 pers.

Ingredients needed

  • 1 package Favuzzi Lasagne
  • 1 jar Favuzzi Italian basil pesto
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Favuzzi “00” Flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Favuzzi Sea salt with fresh herbs, to taste
  • 5 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 50 g pine nut

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Steps of preparation

  1. Bring a wide pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. To make the béchamel sauce, start by heating the milk in a saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add in the flour and stir continuously for about 2 minutes until it takes on a little colour without browning. Remove from heat and add the hot milk a few spoonfuls at a time, while quickly stirring as the sauce thickens.
  4. Once the milk has been incorporated, bring the sauce to a boil, then lower the heat and cook, stirring for another 10 minutes. Season with favuzzi sea salt with fresh herbs.
  5. You’ll know the béchamel is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°f (180°c).
  7. Boil 4 to 6 lasagna sheets for 3 minutes, then drain with a slotted spoon. Soak in a bowl of cold water and lay on a clean hand towel to dry. Repeat with 4 to 6 more lasagna sheets.
  8. Pour the basil pesto in a small bowl and add 2 spoonfuls of pasta cooking water, stirring vigorously.
  9. Begin to assemble the lasagna by first spreading a thin layer of béchamel sauce on the bottom of an oven-proof baking dish, then placing the first layer of pre-cooked lasagna sheets. pour a few tablespoons of béchamel sauce and a few teaspoons of basil pesto on top and swirl the two together. lastly, sprinkle some parmesan cheese and a few pine nuts.
  10. Repeat the process, layer after layer, until you fill the entire dish. top it off with a healthy amount of béchamel, a few drops of pesto to garnish, a generous sprinkling of parmesan, a little salt and a few more pine nuts.
  11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. serve hot.

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