Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna With Pine Nuts

"Adapted by from Delia. Made tonight and even my spinach hating father tried some. I used shop bought bechamel sauce instead of the sauce recipe and it worked fine."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (Fan forced).
  • Place the milk, butter, flour and bay leaf together in a saucepan, giving it a good season.
  • Heat over a medium heat, whisking the whole lot continuously until it comes to a simmer point and has thickened. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the parmesan and remove the flyleaf; set aside.
  • Remove the stalks from the spinach and wash thoroughly.
  • In a large saucepan put the knob of butter and spinach leaves together, put a lid on and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, making sure the leaves dont burn.
  • Drain the spinach in a colander and allow to cool. Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach and chop finely.
  • In a bowl combine the chopped spinach, ricotta, cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and add the cheddar.
  • In a small frying pan over a medium heat and add the pine nuts and dry fry for about 1 minute to toast them.
  • To assemble the lasagna spread a 1/4 of the sauce into the bottom of a ovenproof dish (23cm x 23cm).
  • Add a 1/4 of the spinach mixture, followed by a scattering a pine nuts and 1/4 of the mozzarella. Now place lasagna sheets on top, they may need to be torn to fit the dish.
  • Repeat the process until all ingredients are layered, finishing with a layer of pasta, the rest of the sauce and the remaining cheese.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to settle for 10 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Eat Local
    Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to try it today, but I'm not sure if I cook the fresh lasagne sheets or will the cook in the sauce/pan as the lasagne is cooking?


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