Is it a tortellini recipe, or a lasagne? It is up to you to decide, but this vegetarian yellow-green tortellini lasagne is really great, surprising and easy. I used tortellini for this delicious oven dish, but ordered them in layers, like you would do with lasagne. The green layers consist of a broccoli-spinach mixture with some green peas. The yellow part of the dish is a béchamel sauce, seasoned with turmeric.
The inspiration for this recipe comes from delish.com, where I saw something you could describe as a ravioli-lasagne with artichoke. So it became something totally different, but I like to refer to my source of inspiration. Every poet is a thief 🙂
I was a bit lazy with the green vegetables. I didn't use fresh spinach (there also was none in the supermarket). Instead I used frozen chopped spinach. I also didn't cook the broccoli beforehand. I chopped it finely and put it directly in the bÃ©chamel sauce. After 30 minutes in the oven they are very tasty. I like to have a bit of a bite.
This is my favourite lasagne for spring and summer. For the autumn-winter season I have a special autumn lasagne. With this recipe the circle is also almost round: one of the first recipes I ever posted on my Dutch blog was a ratatouille soup with tortellini.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.