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Pesto Veggie Lasagna

This was literally an experiment gone kind of right. I had to make something for a potluck and really wanted to do a white lasagna. But the recipes I found were just a tad boring, so I put my own mind to use and kind of threw in a bunch of things, and it was pretty decent. Hope you try it!

*I am really awful with measurements, because I am one of those that eyes ingredients. And this recipe is very flexible, you can add/substitute any veggies your family likes.

Ingredients

1 box Lasagna

Heavy Cream

Parmesan cheese, grated

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Butter, unsalted

Broccoli, cut small

White onion half, chopped

Tomato, chopped

Jalapeno, chopped

Sun dried tomatoes, chopped

Pesto [I used Trader Joe’s Kale pesto]

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Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Boil the lasagna as directed. Start the sauce in a non stick skillet, preferably large enough to hold the entire sauce. On medium heat, add some butter and the chopped onions. Season it with salt/pepper. Simmer on medium-low, don’t brown them.
  2. Add the broccoli, jalapeño, tomatoes to the onion and sauté on low. Add seasonings: salt, black pepper, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic powder and dried basil/oregano or whatever Italian seasoning you have. When broccoli is softened enough, put aside veggie mixture.
  3. To the same pan, add more butter and simmer until melted. Add some flour and mix well until incorporated. Season with salt/pepper, and add heavy cream and thicken with grated parmesan cheese. Make enough sauce to cover lasagna layers. Simmer the sauce and season to taste, then add back all veggies.
  4. Once sauce is simmered and thickened enough, turn off heat. Now start the layering: On bottom of glass lasagna dish, add some sauce. One layer of lasagna, then spoon on pesto, sprinkle sun dried tomatoes, and a good amount of parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Then put enough sauce to cover the layer and repeat the layers. Sprinkle top with lots of cheese.
  5. Bake on 350F for about 10-12 minutes, or until all cheese is melted and browned slightly. Serve hot with your favorite accompaniments.
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Step I and II
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Step III
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Step III
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Step IV
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Step V
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Pesto Veggie Lasagna

 

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