Deconstructed Grilled Veggie Lasagna w/ Romesco Sauce

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Everything you see here I happened to have leftover in my frig. Grilled veggies, a cup or so of ricotta, a couple pieces of fresh mozzarella, a handful of spinach, and some need to be used up ASAP! fresh pasta sheets. I can’t stand to waste good food!

I also happened to have about 2 cups left of this awesome Romesco sauce I made for the baby shower, courtesy of my friend Stacey’s recipe.

Romesco sauce is intensely flavored by using roasted red peppers, almonds or sometimes hazelnuts, a couple of crusty bread slices, olive oil and garlic and a few other things all whizzed up in a food processor. This stuff is terrific! It goes excellent with grilled protein of any kind as well as grilled veggies.

So with the small amounts of ingredients I happened to have on hand I decided to make a lasagna in a deconstructed way, as you can see in the first photo it was really easy to do. I can’t even explain how good this was, you’ll just have to try it! Seriously, the hubby and I loved it.
The sauce was the star of the show and the flavors blended so well with everything. The only thing I changed up in the sauce was that I used some roasted garlic instead of raw.
As for the lasagna, I would recommend fresh pasta sheets if you can get them, but I’m sure it would be fine with dry, but please don’t use the no boil!

We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of this, I’ll definitely be making this again!

Buon Appetito!

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  1. Wow! It looks amazing.

  2. I’ve been on blogging hiatus for a month, and am getting back into the swing of things! Oh, it’s been a joy catching up on your posts! First, congrats on the soon-to-arrive baby granddaughter! Next, the food … on my gosh, it’s all so amazing. I love this deconstructed lasagna! So perfect for, well, anytime! And all that food you made for the shower … WOW!!! YUM, YUM, YUM! 🙂

  3. YUM YUM…what a great way to present left overs! I love Romesco sauce too…a hearetening and delightful lasagna!

  4. Hi Marie!

    This looks so good! I’ve made lasagna roll ups before (as I call them), but I don’t think I’ve ever put grilled veggies in them and I never used a Romesco sauce, which sounds divine! I’m sure the sweetness of the sauce played well off the smokiness of the vegetables and the creaminess of the ricotta cheese.

  5. Hi there!!! This is a very original recipe!

  6. Very creative. And you are right, I did try that no boil pasta once, with not very good results.

  7. Nice improvisation (I wish I had your kind of leftovers) and a beautiful dish. The sauce looks wonderful. Stacy is so creative.

  8. Oooh luscious! I just posted a fabulous eggplant parmesan and now I want to make yours with ricotta and other vegetables. Beautiful!

  9. This looks incredible, Marie, and I need to make some of that Romesco sauce ASAP!! What a fabulous use of leftovers!

  10. Looks great! I love it when I can use up leftovers like that.

  11. This would allow us to cook up some lasagna for one or two rather than having a freezer full of lasagna..which is not such a bad idea either:D

  12. I love creating dishes out of the stuff left in my fridge that I don’t want to waste! This looks great1

  13. This is a nice lasagna…grilled veggies in it, sounds and looks so yummie…healthy as well. Nice pictures!

  14. Don’t you love when things come together like that, Marie? Of course, a talented chef has something to do with it all! That lasagna, deconstructed or not, looks delicious. 🙂

  15. WOW, even your leftovers look amazing! I’ve been enjoying your blog for awhile now. Love your recipes!

  16. Eating leftovers at your house seems to be a real treat. This looks really good. I’ve never made a romesco sauce but it sounds delicious.

  17. I came here yesterday, but did not have time to stay and comment!!
    Did you make your own pasta?? I like this idea……not the normal heavy lasagna!!!

  18. How gorgeous! It looks wonderful. I love eggplant and with the pasta and sauce and cheese, I bet it is out of this world. Thanks for posting!

  19. What a wonderful way to use leftover veg and pasta. That sauce really does sound incredible, I think I’d use hazelnuts, just because I adore them! Gorgeous deconstructed lasgana!

  20. Marie, This is Over the TOP!!! Great deconstructed lasagna – you are so inventive!!!


  21. I make individual eggplant lasagnas that are very similar. Yours is mouth-watering!

  22. It looks so good I can almost smell it!

  23. Now what a great dish all from leftovers!! You go girl!!! Now I’m very hungry and drooling here!

  24. That lasagna looks great!

  25. I’ve never made romesco sauce – I will definitely be trying soon! I love the idea of a deconstructed lasagna – you are so creative!

  26. Oh my word! I wanna live at your house, or at least be your neighbor so I could mooch food from you!! LOL!!! You’ve made a feast for a king with your leftovers!!

  27. yes yes yes. I love deconstructed, it really brings out more flavor of the original meal.

  28. M,
    I loved this romesco sauce on everything, especially grilled spring onions and grilled artichokes….I never thought of a lasagne?
    Hey, how do you get your eggplant slices so skinny? do you have a deli slicer?

  29. Nothing makes you feel so virtuous as using up all your leftovers. And when the dish is a knockout–well that’s just icing on the cake.

  30. You are so darn creative! What a great way to clean our your fridge!

  31. You have good leftovers. This all came together as if you had planned it. I’m going to have to try Stacey’s romesco sauce – it looks great and I just grilled a bunch of red peppers yesterday.

  32. I have been unable to blog for a week! I’m glad I caught this posting first…once again, it’s gorgeous. Stacey’s recipes never fail and I am LOVING this deconstructed recipe idea. I have to race to the fridge to see what I’ve got. This is a WEENER!

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