Yield: 6 side-dish servings
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- 1/2 pound lasagna noodles (cooked to package directions)
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions:Prepare sauce: Put basil, garlic, pine nuts, parsley, salt, and oil into blender or food processor and blend into a smooth paste. Add Parmesan cheese and process a few seconds more.
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions:Prepare filling: In a mixing bowl, beat the ricotta, egg, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Pesto Sauce (save any leftover sauce in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator for use at some other time).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and place in it one layer of cooked lasagna noodles. Cover with ricotta-pesto mixture and then another layer of lasagna noodles. Sprinkle top layer with remaining mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.