Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pesto Lasagna With Sausage

Pesto Sauce: 
Follow recipe HERE

Bechamel Sauce:
2.5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

In a saucepan, melt butter.
Add Flour and whisk for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, warm milk in the microwave.
Add milk to butter/flour mixture and whisk for about 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Add salt and nutmeg.

For lasagna:
1 package of lasagna -
3 large carrots, grated
4 sausages, sliced - I used chicken
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a skillet, heat oil and brown sausages.
Add pesto sauce and carrots, cook further.
Add 3/4 of the bechamel sauce, cook further - 3 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a rectangular pirex dish, arrange a layer of lasagna.
Top with a layer of pesto sauce.
Top with a layer of parmesan cheese.
Repeat process one more time.
End with a layer of lasagna and drizzle the remaining bechamel sauce over to cover.
Sprinkle some cheese.
Cover dish with foil.
Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
Remove foil, bake 15-20 minutes longer.


  1. Great recipe! I may do this with faux sausage. I love pesto! xx

  2. Lovely and lighter too ;). I wonder if I could get my dad to try this rendition instead. Have a great week! xoxo

  3. This is perfect for a weekend meal. Looks delicious!

  4. Just catching up on your posts after my holiday. I'm always on the look out for new pasta dishes and this is certainly one to try. Thanks.


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