Ligurian Lasagna

Ligurian Lasagna


6 serves
1 hour


Moving away from traditional style lasagna, this is layered with pesto, béchamel, mozzarella, parmesan and pecorino.

If you haven’t made a Ligurian style lasagna before, then this is your sign to try make it!

This recipe was developed by two lovely ladies, Isabella and Mary, also known as @cuginicucina.

Check out @cuginicucina on Instagram for more traditional, Italian inspired, recipes.


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3/4 cup Mozzarella Ball
3/4 cup Grated Parmesan Tub
3/4 cup Grated Pecorino
250g fresh pasta sheets
Basil Pesto
200g Grated Parmesan Tub
4 cups fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
80g pine nuts
80ml olive oil
1 cup Grated Pecorino
80g unsalted butter
75g plain flour
1L full cream milk
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp white pepper


1 For the basil pesto, add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pestle. Combine until smooth. Then set aside.
2 For the bechamel, place a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Melt the butter, then add the flour, stirring continuously so it does not burn. Gradually pour in all of the milk, using a whisk to stir constantly until thickened (this may take up to 5-8 minutes). Add the pecorino, nutmeg and pepper. Turn off the heat and set aside.
3 Prepare and grease a medium-sized baking dish. Add an initial layer of bechamel to the base. Place the first lasagna sheet down and top this with a layer of the pesto. Then spoon over a layer of bechamel, grated parmesan and grated mozzarella. Continue this until all the layers are done. For the final layer, skip the pesto and top with the béchamel, pecorino and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
4 Bake in a preheated oven at 200c fan-forced. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil, and then bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden on top. Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving.

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