Artichoke, Salami and Ricotta Lasagna
This lasagna is all about putting together good quality ingredients for a delicious dish that doesn’t require you spending half a day in the kitchen.
- 100 grams fresh lasagna sheets
- 500 ml jar tomato pasta sauce
- 200 grams thinly sliced soft salami
- 200 grams ricotta cheese
- 2 balls fresh mozzarella in whey, drained (I used Clevedon Valley Buffalo)
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 340 gram jar marinated artichokes, drained
- 20 large black olives
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 25 cm x 35 cm baking dish (or similar size)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Spread a third of the pasta sauce over the base of the baking dish. Top with a layer of pasta, cutting the sheets to fit in a single layer. Cover with half the salami then dollop over half the ricotta cheese and half the remaining pasta sauce.You should have a third of the sauce left.
- Scatter over half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan and a grinding of pepper.
- Top with the remaining ingredients in the following order; pasta, salami, ricotta, pasta sauce, all of the artichokes and olives then the mozzarella and Parmesan. Finish with a grind of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until the pasta is tender when pierced with a knife and the top is bubbling and golden.
Cook’s tip: I like to cook the raw pasta sheets in a saucepan of boiling salted water for about 3 minutes before using to remove excess starch. Use tongs to lift them from the saucepan and place straight into the baking dish when layering so they still have some water clinging to them.