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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe



I was a vegetarian for 3 years and although I do eat meat now, lasagna is the one dish I still prefer vegetarian. The flavors are just so bold! This butternut squash lasagna is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. Make a double batch — it's easy to freeze and reheat!

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash (about 6 cups, cubed)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese, divided

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 2 teaspoons pepper, divided

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 4 cups spinach leaves, packed

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan, divided

  • 8 lasagna noodles

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 1: Cook the squash

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel and cube the squash, and add in an even layer to a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast until fork tender, about 20 minutes.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 2: Cook the spinach

Add the spinach, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to a large pan over medium high heat. Cook until wilted, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 3: Make the ricotta layer

Add 1 cup of ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 1/4 cup parmesan, the egg, and garlic powder to the pan. Stir to combine.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 4: Make the sauce

Add the cooked butternut squash, remaining ricotta, milk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and the nutmeg to a blender. Blend until smooth, adding additional milk to thin to desired consistency.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 5: Layer

Lower oven temperature to 350°F. Spray an 8×8" baking dish with cooking spray. Starting with the sauce, layer the ingredients in the dish until all the ingredients have been used. Top with the remaining cheese.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 6: Bake

Bake uncovered until the edges start to brown and the cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

Step 7: Serve

Serve warm and enjoy!

Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

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