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Kale Pesto Lasagna

kale pesto lasagna on a white plate.

5 from 7 reviews

Kale Pesto Lasagna is a delicious way to add some healthy greens into your family’s diet. Kale pesto cooks with plenty of cheese, noodles and garlic for some serious comfort food.

Ingredients

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KALE PESTO INGREDIENTS

OTHER LASAGNA INGREDIENTS

Instructions

  1. Make the kale pesto: Add the kale and garlic to a food processor, coarsely chopping to create enough room for the other ingredients. Next add the pumpkin seeds, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, cheese, and olive oil, and puree until it comes to a nice smooth consistency. Set the pesto aside.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  3. Mix the ricotta: Empty the ricotta cheese into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the greens, 1 cup kale pesto, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the 4 cloves of minced garlic, and the pumpkin seeds.
  4. First noodle layer: Spray a deep baking dish with oil spray. Place a layer of noodles on the bottom of the pan. If using no bake noodles, break up the noodles to fill open spaces around the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add ricotta and cheese: Spread half of the the ricotta mixture over the noodles. The noodles should be all covered with the cheese. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella over the top of the ricotta mixture.
  6. 2nd layer: Add a layer of noodles over the cheese to cover it. Spread the remaining ricotta mixture over this 2nd layer of noodles, then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the the ricotta.
  7. Finish lasagna prep: Cover the cheese with a final layer of noodles. Spread the remaining pesto across the noodles, trying to get a bit of pesto on as much of the noodles as you can. This helps the noodles to come out softer. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese over the top of the pesto.
  8. Bake the lasagna: Cover the lasagna and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the cover and bake for another 20 minutes. Check after about 10 minutes of baking uncovered, you want the top to brown a bit, put the cover back on if it looks like it is browned enough for your liking.
  9. Serve and enjoy: Remove lasagna from the oven after 50 minutes total cooking time and serve nice and hot.

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Keywords: kale pesto, pesto lasagna, vegetarian lasagna

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