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Vegetable Lasagne with Pesto/Alfredo sauce and Sausage.

Updated on May 8, 2013

I almost didn't put this recipe up because it took me a couple of hours to make. However it was delicious and my husband made me promise to share it. So if you have some time try this lasagne. To be fair I'm kind of slow at cutting vegetables, it was my first time attempting this recipe, and I made way too much sauce, but I adjusted it in this hub. So it may take you less time then me, ha ha. If you do try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

5 stars from 1 rating of Vegetable Lasagne with Pesto/Alfredo sauce and Sausage.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 55 min
Yields: Serves 8-10 People

Ingredients

  • 8oz Organic Wheat Lasagne Pasta, Prepared as directed on the box
  • **** Alfredo Sauce, Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Organic salted butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • less than 1/4 tsp White pepper, as desired
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • dash Salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • **** Pesto Sauce, Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup Walnuts
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt, As desired
  • Pepper, As desired
  • **** Lasagne, Ingredients
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped coarsly
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup yellow squash, diced
  • 1/4 Spanish onion, diced
  • 1/4 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 2/3 cup Carrots, Juliened
  • 3 Organic Chicken Sausages, cut the case, cook, and crumble
  • 4 oz White sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • Fresh Parsley, for garnish

Steps

  1. Boil the Pasta and set aside (you can spray it with a light mist of olive oil so that it wont stick together or set them aside separately
  2. Add the pesto sauce ingredients into a blender and puree. Spatula the sauce into a container and set aside.
  3. For the Alfredo sauce; add the butter, olive oil and garlic in a sauce pan and cook on low-med until it becomes aromatic (around 3-5 minutes). Then add the white pepper (less than 1/4 tsp is fine), garlic powder, dash of salt, and heavy cream. Add Parmesan cheese and stir frequently. Then Add Mozzarella cheese slowly and stir frequently until the sauce thickens up. Set aside in a cool container.
  4. Brown the sausage making sure to break up any large pieces. Add the carrots and broccoli, cover with a lid, and cook until the carrots get tender. Add the rest of the vegetables, cover with a lid, and cook until the spinach wilts, then turn the flame off.
  5. Mix ricotta cheese with egg and oregano
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a 9x13 Baking dish. Spoon some of the Alfredo sauce and pesto sauce on the bottom. Next, add a layer of pasta, then some of the meat and veggies, then the ricotta mix, and then some more sauce. repeat this process until you finish with the last layer of pasta. sprinkle the white sharp cheddar cheese on top with some more sauce. Bake for 40 minutes then garnish with fresh parley, whew! you're done! Let it stand for 10 minutes, slice and serve. Enjoy!

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    • Insightful Tiger profile image
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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Hi sister Madeinia! This was very delicious and you can just leave out the chicken sausage if you like. :) Thanks for the vote and comment; they are much appreciated!

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      Jolan 4 years ago from West Coast

      Thanks for another great recipe! I'm vegetarian now and I will definitely try this out. Always looking for new veggie recipes.

      Upvoted, useful & awesome.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      mine too! I love Alfredo sauce. I can't help myself and anytime I have gone to Olive Garden, I get full off the bread sticks and Alfredo sauce.

      My father worked at Alfredo's in Disney. The original owner of the Alfredo's restaurants in Italy is supposedly the one who invented the sauce. My dad told me that the way he came up with it was -one night while his wife was pregnant at the time and she was craving something creamy and cheesy. So he used the ingredients he had available and came up with this recipe. I always think of this story and my father when I make Alfredo sauce.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      LastRoseofSummer2 4 years ago from Arizona

      This is right up my alley! I'm going to be showing this to my Mom and see if we can make it anytime soon.

      Anything with Alfredo sauce has my name on it!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Oh I'm so sorry, my mother -in-law is lactose intolerant too and when I make stuff like this she has to pass as well. That make me want to work on a vegan lasagne for my lactose intolerant and vegan buddies! Will you be posting your recipe? Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I'm actually going to be making Lasagna this weekend, however because my husband is lactose-intolerant it will be dairy free. Too bad because I would prefer yours. Thank you for sharing this!