← Back to Search Results
baking Italian
Pesto Lasagne Bandiera Recipe-11386

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Bandiera means "flag," and this lasagne is so named because its components are red, white, and green--the colors of the Italian flag. If you use bottled pasta sauce and no-boil lasagna noodles, it will cut the preparation time in half.

Yield: SERVES 6

Ingredients

FOR THE PESTO

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1½ cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan or soy Parmesan cheese

FOR THE LASAGNE

  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound firm tofu, drained and blotted dry
  • 12 ounces soft or silken tofu
  • 1 cup pesto (recipe above)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups tomato-based pasta sauce, storebought or homemade
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or soy mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley, for garnish

Directions

1. To make the pesto, place the garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper and blend thoroughly to a paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. With the machine running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube and process until well blended. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan.

2. To prepare the lasagna, cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3. Crumble the firm tofu into a large bowl. Add the soft tofu and pesto, and mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon a layer of the pasta sauce into the bottom of a 9 × 13-inch baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles. Spread half of the tofu mixture evenly over the noodles. Repeat with another layer of noodles, sauce, and the remaining tofu mixture. Finish with a final layer of noodles and sauce, and top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with parsley and serve.


© 2007 Robin Robertson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

757kcal (38%)
1116mg (47%)
81g
8g
34g (53%)
0g
7g (37%)
14g
10g
21mg (7%)
14g
34g
150mg
902mg
113mcg RAE (4%)
6mg (10%)
772mg (77%)
7mg (38%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
ice-creams-and-sorbets-cool-recipes Ice Creams and Sorbets: Coo...
by Lou Seibert Pappas
cooking-with-too-hot-tamales Cooking with Too Hot Tamales
by Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
flavor Flavor
by Rocco DiSpirito
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?