Pesto Lasagna

Lasagna noodles layered with pesto, ricotta and mozzarella cheese - a mouth-watering Italian casserole!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8

Ingredients

16
uncooked lasagna noodles
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
small onion, chopped
1
(1-lb.) pkg. frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, drained
1
(7-oz.) container refrigerated pesto
2
(15-oz.) containers ricotta cheese
1
egg
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1
(9-oz.) container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1 Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach; stir to combine. Remove from heat. Stir in pesto.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix well.
  • 4 Layer 4 cooked noodles in sprayed baking dish. Spread 1/3 of spinach mixture over noodles. Spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture over spinach mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers ending with noodles. Spread Alfredo sauce over top layer of noodles. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Spray foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Cut into squares to serve. Garnish with parsely.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    670
    (
    Calories from Fat
    360),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    40g
    40%
    (Saturated Fat
    17g,
    17%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    830mg
    830%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    70%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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