Pea, Pesto & Sausage Lasagne

Level: Easy
Serves: 4 - 6 people
Cook for: 55 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 medium sized balls of sausage meat
  • Small broccoli (about 400g) cut into small florets
  • 250g (small punnet) of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 400g mascarpone
  • 150g tub fresh pesto
  • large bunch basil, roughly chopped
  • 12 lasagne sheets
  • 50ml milk
  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons of parmesan
  • 20g pine nuts


  1. Heat half the oil in a large pan. Add the sausage meat balls and sizzle for 5-10 minutes, rolling around until browned on all sides.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes until cooked.

  3. Heat oven to 200C (180C fan/gas 6). Put the tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle over the remaining oil, season well and roast for 10 minutes until just softened.

  4. Stir the broccoli, peas, half the mascarpone, the pesto and basil into the sausageballs, simmer for a few minutes until you have a nice sauce consistency, then check the seasoning.

  5. Scoop a third of the mixture into a casserole dish, top with a third of the tomatoes, then arrange three of the lasagne sheets on top. Continue layering in the same way, reserving a few tomatoes, finishing with the pasta sheets.

  6. Mix the milk into the remaining mascarpone to make a white sauce consistency. Pour this over the top of the pasta, then top with the mozzarella, Parmesan, pine nuts and the reserved tomatoes.

  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. If the lasagne is getting too dark, cover it with foil and continue cooking.

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