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Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

One slice of butternut squash and spinach lasagna pulled from pan

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A vegetarian lasagna make with a creamy mixture of butternut squash puree topped with a spinach, garlic and ricotta cheese mixture and topped with mozzarella cheese.

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Ingredients

PREPWORK:

Peel and cut a butternut squash into 1″ cubes.  Click here for instructions on how to cut up a butternut squash.  Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in a preheated oven at 375° F for 25-30 minutes or until fork tender.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH FILLING:

SPINACH FILLING:

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

Instructions

BUTTERNUT SQUASH FILLING:

Combine 2 cups of butternut squash puree with ricotta cheese, milk, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a food processor.  Mix well, taste and add more salt/pepper or milk if necessary to create a creamy consistency.

SPINACH FILLING:

Saute the onions in 1 Tablespoon olive oil over low/medium heat approx. 3 min or until soft.  Season with a little salt and pepper.  Add the garlic, stir and add the spinach.  Cook another minute.  Take off heat and add to a bowl.  When cool, add the ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.  Stir to combine.

LASAGNA NOODLES:

Cook the noodles in a large stockpot in boiling water until tender.  Drain and rinse in cold water.

TO ASSEMBLE:

  1. Spray the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. Lay 3 noodles side by side (overlapping if necessary and cut noodles if they are too long)
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the pureed butternut squash onto the noodles and spread using the back of a spoon.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the spinach mixture on top of the squash and repeat with the back of a spoon.
  5. Top with with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  6. Repeat this process 3 more times, resulting in 4 layers.
  7. On the last layer, top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  8. Cover and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 375°F oven or until hot all the way through.  Uncover and set under broiler for a few minutes to create a golden brown top if desired.