Pesto Lasagna


Scrumptious lasagna with basil pesto, spinach and plenty of bubbly cheese.

Pesto Lasagna
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

  • 7 ounces basil pesto

  • 30 ounces ricotta cheese

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 9 ounces Alfredo-style pasta sauce

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. In large skillet over medium heat, sauté onion in olive oil until tender. Stir in spinach; remove from heat and stir in pesto.

  4. In a large bowl mix ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  5. In a 3-quart greased baking dish, layer noodles then spinach mixture, followed by ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers ending with noodles on top. Spread Alfredo sauce on top of noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  6. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

712 Calories
40g Fat
54g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 712
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1071mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 814mg 63%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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