This is a delicious different kind of lasagna!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 6 mins
total:
1 hr 31 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pesto:
Lasagna:

Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.

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  • Place basil leaves, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 4 cloves garlic in the food processor with the pine nuts. Blend pesto into a smooth paste, about 3 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and 3 cloves garlic; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Mix ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and egg together in a large bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 cup pesto. Add spinach and chicken mixture; stir to combine.

  • Spread remaining 1/2 cup pesto in the casserole dish. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping, in the bottom of the dish. Top with 1/3 of the ricotta spinach mixture and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; protein 39.5g; carbohydrates 35.2g; fat 33.5g; cholesterol 99.2mg; sodium 809.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2016
Indeed it is a lovely lasagna and added more garlic and a large bag of fresh baby spinach instead of frozen which I sauted briefly with the onion and garlic. Also cheated and purchased pesto from Costco. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2016
Very good! I thought it bland, and doubled the pesto (from a jar). That helped! I'd make it again, and would add more garlic tooThis is a one dish meal, with all the spinach. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2016
Indeed it is a lovely lasagna and added more garlic and a large bag of fresh baby spinach instead of frozen which I sauted briefly with the onion and garlic. Also cheated and purchased pesto from Costco. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2017
I exchanged cream cheese melted into my pesto sauce instead of ricotta cheese. Delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2017
I used 2 bunches of fresh spinach instead of frozen. Read More
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