Try this twist on a lasagne, or make our classic lasagne recipe here.


  • 500g spinach
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large trimmed leaks, washed and finely chopped
  • 300g tub half-fat crème fraîche
  • 250g grated mozzarella
  • 300g thick-cut ham, chopped
  • 300g fresh lasagne sheets
  • 2 tbsp parmesan, finely grated


  • STEP 1

    Put the spinach in a large colander and pour over a kettle of just-boiled water. Leave to drain and cool.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan then add the garlic, leeks and lots of seasoning. Cook on a gentle heat for 10-15 minutes or until softened.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Reserve 4 tbsp of the crème fraîche and a handful of the mozzarella. Stir the remaining crème fraîche into the leeks. Squeeze the excess water out of the spinach, roughly chop and stir into the leek mixture. Cook for 2 minutes then season. Divide the ham and the rest of the mozzarella into 3 piles.

  • STEP 4

    To assemble, put a thin layer of sauce in a 20cm x 30cm baking dish. Top with lasagne sheets, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, 1/3 ham and 1/3 mozzarella. Repeat with another layer of pasta, 1/3 of sauce, ham and mozzarella. Add another layer of pasta, sauce, ham and mozzarella then finish with a layer of pasta. Spread over the reserved crème fraîche and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.


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