If you like pesto, you will love this. I have never been a fan of pesto, until I had a taste of this pesto lasagna. I would often just get pasta with a bit of pesto on it and the flavor was just a bit too harsh for my taste buds. However, I didn’t let that stop me. The pesto is mixed with the béchamel which evens off the flavors quite nicely. Great with a lovely salad on the side to freshen it up. A mix of tomatoes and cucumber with lettuce is a great combo.
200 g of fresh lasagna pasta. If not use regular lasagna pasta and cook before assembling.
170 g pesto
For the béchamel:
5 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
500 ml milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by melting butter and the add the flour. Stir well and let cook for a 5 minutes on low to medium heat.
Add the milk and stir until it is smooth and cook until it becomes to thicken.
Season with salt and pepper and add the pesto and mix well.
Start to assemble. Layer a baking dish with the sauce. On top of that, add the pasta.
Add some more sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Continue these steps until you have used up the ingredients.
Cook in a 200°C oven until the top becomes slightly golden.