Ingredients

How to make it

  • Spray the bottom of 9x13-in baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Basil-cream sauce: in a 2 qt. saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until absorbed. Add the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and has thickened. Remove from heat; stir in the basil, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, the garlic and salt. Place plastic wrap on the surface of sauce and set aside. (if you don’t it turns brown)
  • Filling: over low heat, cook the pine nuts in a dry, small skillet until all the nuts are at least partially browned. Chop. (I don’t brown mine, I just put them in the food processor)
  • Place pine nuts in a large bowl. Add the spinach, ricotta, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, the fontina, 3/4 cup parmesan, the egg, and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Cook the noodles according to package and drain.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Thinly spread 1 cup of the basil-cream sauce in the bottom of baking pan. Place a layer of noodles over the sauce. Use 4 noodles per layer.
  • Spread 1/2 of the ricotta filling over the noodles. Spread 1/2 of the remaining basil-cream sauce over the cheese.
  • Top with more noodles and spread with remaining ricotta filling.
  • Top with remaining noodles and spread remaining sauce over noodles.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella; continue baking 20 more minutes. Remove and let stand about 15 mins.
  • Tip from DeeDeeC: I actually like to use a little more spinach (one more package.) I like to have a layer of spinach (not mixed into the cheese filling) just under the 2nd and 3rd layers of noodles. OR Sometimes I use very thinly sliced zucchini.

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    " It was excellent "
    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    I love the use of basil in the cream sauce, as well as your suggestion for zucchini! Bookmarked to try real soon :) Thanks for another great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    dmajor ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful. Thanks a bunch! deb
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    " It was excellent "
    gindot ate it and said...
    Hope you don't mind that I uploaded a photo for you.
    Ginger
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    " It was excellent "
    gindot ate it and said...
    I am making this next! It looks very good, and I think my daughter will love it! She is not a big fan of marinara. I will let you know how it goes.
    Ginger
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  • princessakedo 6 years ago
    thank you so much, i've been looking for something new to do with lasagna for ever!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I just adore this recipe!! Wonderful post! Saved! My only addition will be some freshly grated nutmeg! Just a touch..
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