Traffic Light Lasagne

My dear friend Wendy came over tonight to hang out. Inspired by the fresh spinach from my parent’s garden, I had Wendy show me her yummy vegetarian lasagne, which she has decided to call Traffic Light Lasagne. The amounts are estimates depending on how large your rectangular lasagne dish is. To complete our girls night we also watched Safe Haven which is based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, the author of The Notebook. It was a nice chick flick to watch, and made me wonder how the book differs to the movie… which means I might have to get it out from the library!

Traffic Light Lasagne

Pumpkin, skinned and chopped (enough to cover one layer of your dish)
250g tub of Ricotta
Half a block of Feta
Spinach (enough to cover one layer of your dish)
2t pesto
Lasagne pasta sheets
500g Pasta Sauce
Cheese, grated
2T butter
2T flour
Salt and pepper
1 cup milk

Turn oven to 200°c. Cook pumpkin until soft, then drain off water and add ricotta and crumbled feta, then mash together. Blanch spinach in boiling water, drain off water than stir pesto through it. Don’t be tempted to add more pesto unless you really love it, as the flavour can come out quite strong. Make traditional cheese sauce by melting butter and whisking in flour, salt, pepper and milk. Layer in your lasagne dish the pasta sauce, lasagne sheets, pasta sauce, pumpkin mixture, lasagne sheets, pasta sauce, spinach mixture, lasagne sheets, pasta sauce and then cheese sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese and cook approx 35 mins or until set. Let sit for five or so minutes before serving.

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