Pesto polenta lasagne

    40 min

    A quick and easy meal with lots of flavour. Put together in 10 minutes.

    238 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) packet ready made polenta, cut into 6mm thick slices
    • 1 (350g) jar tomato pasta sauce
    • 4 tablespoons pesto
    • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Oil a 21x13cm baking dish.
    2. Arrange a single layer of polenta in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread a thin layer of pesto over the polenta. Spoon 1/2 of the sauce over the polenta. Top with another layer of polenta and sauce.
    3. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Turn on the grill. Top polenta with cheese and pine nuts, and grill until cheese browns and nuts are toasted.

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    Very smart base recipe! Polenta works wonderfully as a substitute for noodles, and makes the meal lighter and let the other ingredients used stand with their own flavors. I did mine in this order: layer of polenta, layer of pesto, layer of fresh spinach, layer of onions (1/2 of a white) and fresh tomatoes (about 7 romas), layer of ricotta cheese, layer of sauce, next layer of polenta,layer of mozzarella, then topped with pinenuts and fresh parmesean! It was fantastic and I may never eat noodle lasagna again!  -  02 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very tasty. I improvised a bit. I pre-baked the polenta to crisp it up a bit. I also added fresh spinach, fresh toms, onions, and red bell peppers. Will make again and maybe improvise some more.  -  13 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was excellent! I used pizza sauce (that's all I had on hand), sauteed spinach and onion in some olive oil and layered that over the pesto, then added cottage cheese (again, that's all I had on hand), then sauce, polenta and more sauce. Before assembling the lasagna, I sprayed the polenta with Pam and baked it for about 8 mins, then put it under the broiler for about 5 mins each side. That helped with the consistency, I think. And I sprayed my pan with Pam instead of olive oil. This was delicious and I will definitely make again.  -  27 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)