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Asparagus Lasagna: the recipe for a creamy and delicate main course

Total time: 75 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
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Asparagus lasagna is a vegetarian, tasty and delicate main dish, perfect for the spring season. These delicious vegetables are rich in precious beneficial substances and super flavorful.

In this recipe asparagus are sautéed in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil and a little onion, then layered with fresh sheets of pasta, creamy béchamel sauce and grated parmesan cheese. Asparagus lasagna are baked in the oven until golden brown and super stringy to serve hot.

You can also avoid blanching the lasagna sheets, but in this case the béchamel must be a little more liquid and abundant. So let’s find out how to make a perfect and tasty asparagus lasagna by following our recipe step by step.

Tips for making Vegetarian Asparagus Lasagna

For greater convenience, you can use store-bought fresh sheets of pasta, or the dry ones. Make sure to blanch them in boiling salted water for a few moments before creating the layers.

The layers can be enriched with diced cheese, sliced ​​cooked ham, drops of basil pesto or aromatic herbs.

For a nice crunchy note, sprinkle the top of your lasagna with sliced ​​almonds or toasted pine nuts.

How to store Asparagus Lasagna

The asparagus lasagna can be stored in the refrigerator, covered with a sheet of cling film, for a maximum of 2 days. You can freeze it both raw and cooked.

Ingredients
for the lasagna
fresh pasta sheets for lasagna
250 g
fresh asparagus
600 g
Onion
1/2
Basil
10 leaves
Pine nuts
1 tbsp
Grated parmesan cheese
50 g
Extra virgin olive oil
whole sea salt
for the béchamel sauce
Fresh whole milk
600 g
All-purpose flour
40 g
Butter
40 g
whole sea salt
Black pepper
Nutmeg

How to make Asparagus Lasagna

Remove the end of the stem from asparagus, the woody one.

Separate the tips from the stems and cut the stems into little circles.

Transfer the stems to a pan with the chopped onion and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, brown and cook them adding, if necessary, a little hot water. Add salt, if necessary.

Blanch the asparagus tips and then drain them, set aside.

Make the béchamel sauce. Melt the butter, add the all purpose flour and let it toast, then dissolve with hot milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Season with fine salt and black pepper, flavor with a pinch of nutmeg.

Pour the previously oiled pan with the béchamel.

Arrange the first layer of lasagna sheet.

Sprinkle with the asparagus, the chopped basil leaves and grated parmesan cheese.

Cover with a thin layer of béchamel sauce.

Continue with the second layer; arrange the lasagna sheet and then the asparagus.

Top with the cheese and béchamel sauce.

Continue until you have completed all the layers. Spread the asparagus tips, pine nuts and cheese on the last lasagna sheet.

Cover with plenty of béchamel sauce. Bake at 180°C/360°F for 40 minutes.

When the lasagna surface is golden brown, take the lasagna out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes and serve.

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