No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

A welcoming, healthy variation of the Italian classic that doesn’t require an oven.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 389 / Protein 21g / Carbohydr. 42g / Fat 15g

Ingredients (2 servings)

4lasagna sheets
250 gricotta (light)
250 gwashed baby spinach
50 gpine nuts
8cherry tomatoes
1garlic clove
0.5 tspthyme (freshly chopped)
0.5 tsprosemary (freshly chopped)
1orange (zest)
1lemon (zest)
20 ghoney
vegetable oil for frying


zester, large sauce pan, large frying pan, large bowl, colander, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Pinot Bianco, 2012
South Tirol’s famous grape variety is known for its unique, fruity character. The elegant, well-rounded body and the lively and crisp aftertaste harmonize very well with the combination of spinach and ricotta.

Step 1

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Roast the pine nuts in a pan until golden.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

50 g pine nuts

Step 2

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Mix the roasted pine nuts with ricotta, freshly chopped thyme and rosemary, the zest of one orange and lemon, honey, and salt and pepper.

zester, large bowl, cooking spoon

250 g ricotta / 0.5 tsp thyme / 0.5 tsp rosemary / 1 orange / 1 lemon / 20 g honey / salt / pepper

Step 3

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Cook lasagna sheets in salted boiling water, according to the package instructions, until al dente. Stir occasionally to prevent the sheets from sticking to each other. Drain and halve when done.

large sauce pan, strainer, cooking spoon

4 lasagna sheets / salt

Step 4

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

In the meantime, finely dice shallots and garlic. Halve cherry tomatoes.

knife, chopping board

2 shallots / 1 garlic / 8 cherry tomatoes

Step 5

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Sauté shallots, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and spinach in a frying pan with some vegetable oil.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

250 g baby spinach / vegetable oil for frying

Step 6

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Now layer the lasagne with all components. First, put the ricotta on a plate and place the vegetables on top.

Step 7

No-bake spinach and ricotta lasagna

Next, place a halved lasagne sheet on top. Press down slightly and repeat the process as often as required. For a decorative effect, finish with vegetables on the very top.