Spinach-Pesto Lasagna

by Kathy Strahs on July 8, 2010 · 9 comments

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Baked pasta – seriously??

I know that for a lot of folks the weather this week has been an absolute scorcher. But here in San Diego, we’ve kind of been experiencing the opposite (but not at all severe) phenomenon…it’s actually been a bit cold and blustery. In fact, I nearly turned the car around as I was taking my kids out to the Wild Animal Park – the fog was dense and drizzly on the way out there and my duo are still pretty little. Fortunately, the sky cleared up and we had a blast with the flamingos, meerkats and gorillas.

The brisk, gray weather put me in the mood for a good spinach lasagna, using the basil pesto I recently made. The recipe, from the back of a package of shredded cheese, uses no-boil noodles so it was actually easy to prepare on a weeknight. Although you can’t really see it in the photos, the pesto is prominent throughout the lasagna layers and full of flavor. There’s a fair amount of spinach in there as well so you can feel good about getting your veggies in. 🙂

I’m sending over some of this cool, misty weather to everyone who’s still experiencing triple-digits. For when the temps climb back down, bookmark this zesty, cheesy recipe to try.

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) July 9, 2010 at 4:07 AM

Thanks for sending us a reminder that there is cool weather somewhere; it’s surely not here in New England! This recipe is one I will save for the future. I always have pre-shredded cheese in the refrigerator, whether store-bought or my own leftovers.


Heather E July 9, 2010 at 5:26 AM

Can I make this using fresh spinach?

Looks good!


Kathy July 9, 2010 at 6:19 AM

Absolutely! I’d blanch it first, though. And be sure to drain as much of the liquid as possible.


dani July 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

this will be a good one once the weather cools down here 🙂


Kathryn July 9, 2010 at 2:43 PM

That looks amazing! You should submit the recipe to Recipe4Living! Each day this month, we’re giving away a t-shirt to our favorite new recipe!


Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) July 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Yum! I made a lasagna a few weeks ago with eggplant and spinach and it really hit the spot. It’s been crazy weather we’ve been having. I actually had to use my windshield wipers the other day! Looks like the heat it finally coming back today. 🙂


Julie July 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Thanks for sending the misty weather, and I’ll take a helping of that lasagna as well. Yum!
Julie´s last blog post ..Trisha Yearwoods Chocolate Torte


Amanda September 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM

hmm… i haven’t ever thought of spinach and pesto together. looks delicious!



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