I hope you’re sitting down.
Because the dish I’m going to share with you tonight is one that dreams are made of.
I’m not kidding. This was my most requested and most popular dinner recipe from back in my non-Specific-Carb-Diet days.
Feast your eyes upon….
My PESTO LASAGNA.
I mean, hello. It is just begging for a close up, am I right?
This symphony of colors, textures, and flavors is a show stopping recipe. The reviews I got from people who tried this were, in a word…raving.
Not to mention…it’s gluten free, and vegan.
So go ahead. Roll up your sleeves, and make this dish. Tonight. Order your Amazon fresh delivery, (AKA: unlimited grocery delivery for 14.99 month – try it for FREE by clicking here) get the ingredients delivered and prepare to enjoy some delicious grub.
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
Pesto: (Option: use store-bought)
1 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
1-2 Tbsp EVOO
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp water (more or less until you get the desired consistency)
salt and pepper
7 button mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch asparagus, ends cut off, and cut into half-inch pieces
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 handfuls of spinach, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
10 olives, sliced
9 Tinkyada Brown Rice Lasagna Noodles (or noodle of choice, Tinkyada is my fav Gluten Free brand — not sponsored) cooked per/package directions — lay out in a single layer to cool to prevent sticking
Cheese of choice — Daiya (or regular) mozzarella shreds, or Parmesan cheese
Large stock pot
Lasagna Baking Dish
Good Chef’s Knife (This is the one I use and love)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Make the pesto by combining all the ingredients in the food processor. Process until smooth, scraping the sides of the food processor several times. ((Option: Use store bought pesto. It won’t be nearly as good, but hey – sometimes you just need a shortcut!))
While you are cooking your veggies, cook the brown rice noodles (or lasagna noodle of choice) per/package directions, until al dante. Drain, rinse, and lay them in a single layer to cool.
In a big frying pan, sautè the onions over medium-high heat in 1 Tbsp EVOO with salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried oregano.
After about 5 minutes, add in the asparagus and let it cook for about 4 minutes. Then, stir in the garlic and mushrooms. Let them cook down until they release their moisture. Next, add the spinach and stir in the white wine to wilt it.
Finally, stir in the canned tomatoes and warm through, about three minutes. Then, turn off the heat, add the olives and you’re ready to start assembling the lasagna!
Spray a lasagna dish with olive oil spray, and spoon a little bit of the sauce mixture on the bottom.
Then, place a layer of noodles. Then, layer on half of your vegetable mixture, Next, another layer of noodles.
Next, take the pesto and spread it evenly over the noodles.
Then, another layer of noodles. Finally, spread the rest of the veggie mixture on top.
If you’d like, you can sprinkle a light dusting of vegan (or regular) mozzarella cheese, or Parmesan cheese on top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Holy camoley, people. This dish is slap-yo-mama good!
I mean, as Guy Fieri would say…”WELCOME TO FLAVOR TOWN!!!”
But seriously – this dish was fantastic. The addition of the pesto to the lasagna made it wonderfully decadent. It gave it a creaminess and freshness that only homemade, fresh basil pesto can provide.
And this medley of vegetables was such a treat! Oh my gosh, was it dreamy. The asparagus gave it almost a lemony earthiness, and a slight crunch!
The tomatoes were slightly acidic, which complimented the bright basil pesto perfectly. The mushrooms were chewy and earthy, while the olives gave it a fantastic salty/briny pop!
Overall, a show stopping dish. One you can be proud to serve at any special occasion!
If you end up giving this recipe a try, let me know what you think!!
I just recently got a text from my cousin across the country that she made this for her boyfriend. As I always say….cooking is my love language! 🙂
Have an awesome evening, friends, and I’ll see ya tomorrow!!
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78 responses to “Pesto Lasagna”
This definitely looks so delicious! Thank you so much for the info on Amazon. I had a
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Thank you Mary! Yes! I use it too and truly love the service – I wouldn’t chat about it otherwise! It’s just so convenient!! 🙂 hope you’re having a good evening 💛 Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much. Especially for the personal endorsement. Convenience in any area is a blessing. I just got home from the hospital and plan to have a quiet evening watching Mr. Ed… my favorite talking horse. I’m praising God that I only had a TIA and syncope. Rather than another stroke. I see the hematologist next week to rule in or rule out a blood clotting disorder. They were also so good to me. I had open heart and cancer surgery there last year. So, they all remembered me. Which is always a blessing. Hugs and love to you, too.
Praise God that you’re home and back to normal! Will definitely be keeping you in prayer. Keep me posted on next week! Xox
I’m truly praising Him. I’ll keep you posted. Thank you so much for your prayers. Tonight, it will be Mr. Ed and Polish pierogies. xox
I’m also Polish to the core!
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Thank you Tonya for the link up! Hope you’re having a great night! Hugs and love xox
Man that looks good! 🙂 God bless!
Thanks Ryan! Haha dang it was!! Hope you’re having a great night! Hugs and love xox
That looks insane !!! Rainbow on a plate – love it! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
Hey thank so much! I do love colorful food!! Hugs and love xox
Wooo-weee, this looks full of flavour and delicious. I actually have some pesto leftover in a jar from an event over the weekend so will look to give this one a go. Thanks and have a bright rest of the day
Thanks Indra! Ooooh gotta love solid leftovers. They make life so easy!! I hope you love it! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
That sounds absolutely delicious! 😋
Thank you! Not kidding – this was dreamy 🙂 haha Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much!!! 🤗🤗🤗 glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Haha merci JB xoxo
Thou art welcome.
✨💛✨Thou art amazing oh amazing one.✨💛✨
Girl. I’m totally drooling on my keyboard right now.
I recently made a lasagna using eggplant-sliced-the-long-way in lieu of actual pasta, and it turned out pretty good. But this… Looks and sounds heavenly!
Keep cooking up great ideas!
Hahaha thank you Janice!! Oooh that eggplant twist sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
This lasagna looks incredible, Caralyn! It’s too complicated a dish for this guy to make. ❤️😎
Thanks so much John! Haha it is a little more involved than most of my recipes but I totally have faith in you!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Omg, I am salivating! Looks delicious! Thank you for this post.
Haha aw thank you so much! It was definitely delicious! So glad you stoppped by! Hugs and love xox
I am in the middle of nowhere right now trying to hunt down food and now all I want is this! Waaaaaah! LOL
Lol hope you can find something delicious and quick!!
Doubtful, lol. May have to resort to the Cheerios in my backpack! LOL! All good though. Can’t wait to make this when I get back home. I enjoy your blog!
Omg, I am salivating! This looks incredibly delicious!
Haha aw thanks, it certainly was! Hugs and love xox
STOPPIT!!!! This is straight torture through the screen!!!
Hahha thank you friend. It really was pretty yummy!!
Looks delicious but out of my league. I did however, microwave some left overs some friends gave me 🙂
Thank you! Haha hey that sounds pretty great too! Hugs and love xox
Lol slap yo momma good. Nice! It looks bomb.
Hahah thanks so much!! It was!! 🙌🏼 glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Oh my, this looks lush! I must try it!
Thanks friend!! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for sharing this great vegan appetite making recipe, my dear friend 🙂
Your cooking skills are amazing and show your love for cooking, dear friend – such a love is surely contagious – does not go through the eyes alone, but will also enter the spirit, as a fragrance of your love. Now I have to got to the next shop…
Have a great day, my friend 🙂
Thanks so much Didi! That’s kind of you to say. Yeah I love making a mess in the kitchen! Hugs and love xox
Eeeeeee! I’ve been missing lasagna so much since going dairy free. Cashew cheese alone wasn’t working for me, but pesto could!! Bravo!
Thanks so much! Oh my gosh YES! Pesto is honestly the perfect addition!! Hugs and love xox
OMG! This looks so good. I’m not even vegan but I may definitely try. I love pesto and vegetables.
Thank you so much Tikeetha! Yes! The pesto really elevates it! Hugs and love xox
Look delicious!!! I’ll be trying this very soon 😍
Thanks so much! I hope you do! Let me know how it goes! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Boy, am I hungry!!!!!
Haha this definitely would take care of that! Thanks Debra for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox
Drool. I want to try this!
Hahha thank you Laura Beth!! It was pretty dang tasty if I do say so myself!! Hugs and love xox
Oh. My. This looks absolutely amazing!
thank you Joanne! it really was so delicious! hugs xo
Looks delicious 🤗
Thank you So much!!
Looks delish! I just had to bookmark this article. Thanks for sharing, Beautiful!
Thank you so much Tina! I appreciate that! Hugs and love xox
I am always entertained and learning from your blog. Keep it up!
✨💛💛💛💛💛 you’re kind to say that! Have a great week!
It reminds me of a New Orleans style Muffuletta. Looks tasty.
Ooh yum! Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Caralyn, I made this pesto lasagne for Mum and Dad… I enjoyed to make it, and it tasted great 🙂