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Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

One of the things that I really like about this time of year is the winter squash and butternut squash is one of favorites. Near the end of last winter I started thinking about a butternut squash lasagna but then Spring started and all thoughts of squash were pushed from my mind by the fresh asparagus. The butternut lasagna has been on my mind since the squash returned and now I finally got around to making it. I wanted to keep the lasagna pretty simple to showcase the amazing flavour of the butternut. I knew that I wanted to roast the squash to maximize its flavour and sage was a must. Other than the squash there was to be a bechamel sauce and since this was going to be it I decided to saute some onions, garlic and more sage in the butter while I was making the sauce for a bit of extra flavour. I also thought long and hard about adding a layer of spinach or chard but in the end I wanted to really taste the butternut squash so I had the spinach on the side. Lasagna takes a bit of work to make. For this one, you need to roast the squash, make the bechamel sauce, cook the noodles, assemble and cook. Despite all of the steps involved and the time required it was pretty easy to make. The roasted butternut squash lasagna turned out really well. The cheese on top bubbled and turned golden brown forming a tasty crust. The lasagna tasted great and the flavours of the butternut squash and sage came through well! The sweetness of the squash went really in the creamy and cheesy lasagna. While I was eating the lasagna I was already thinking of the next version and I was thinking about adding that layer of spinach and maybe a meat layer consisting of tasty Italian sausage.

Ingredients:
1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 handful sage leaves (chiffonade)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion (chopped
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 handful sage leaves (chiffonade)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
pinch nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
9 lasagne noodles (cooked)
2 cups mozzarella cheese (grated)
1/2 cup grated parmigiano reggiano (grated)

Directions:
1. Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sage, salt and pepper.
2. Roast in a preheated 400F oven until caramelized, about 30 minutes, tossing after 15 minutes.
3. Melt the butter in a sauce pan.
4. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
5. Add the garlic and and sage saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
6. Sprinkle in the flour and mix while cooking until it is bubbling and a little browned.
7. Stir in the milk and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper and heat until it thickens.
8. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.
9. Add a layer of 3 lasagne noodles.
10. Spread half of the butter nut squash on top.
11. Spread 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese on top.
12. Spread 1 cup of the sauce on top.
13. Add a layer of 3 lasagne noodles.
14. Spread the remaining butternut squash on top.
15. Spread 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese on top.
16. Spread 1 cup of the sauce on top.
17. Add a layer of 3 lasagne noodles.
18. Spread the remaining sauce on top.
19. Top with the remaining mozzarella and the parmigiano reggiano.
20. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown on top and bubbling, about 30-45 minutes.

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38 comments:

Parker said...

Love ths seasonal dish. I would love to try it :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a lovely lasagna, so nice to this time of the year!

Maria said...

I love the big chunks of squash in this lasagna. Looks terrific!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, that looks insanely delicious - fabulous!!

Lisa said...

Yum! You are right that sausage would also be good in this.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very flavorful! I love that wonderful combo!

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosa

Debbie said...

I love the different ideas you come up with. This one sounds wonderful.

Manggy said...

Happy (American) thanksgiving Kevin! I'm glad the squash was able to keep its body after being both roasted and steamed inside the lasagna itself.

Adrienne said...

Oh that lasagna looks great - my Aunt made one for Christmas last year but yours is prettier. (shh!)

Elra said...

Delicious Indeed!
I also like how beautiful the layer look in that lasagna!

ttfn300 said...

gorgeous chunks of squash in there!!!

Bellini Valli said...

I can imagine the creamy layers and nutty flavour of the squash between the noodles...well done Kevin:D

Cheryl said...

That looks amazing! I wish I had your metabolism!

Andrea said...

Oh my god Kevin, that is just stunning. It's funny, but whenever I'm on tastespotting I always see your recipes and just fall in love with them, and then when I click and am sent here I'm never surprised.

Jennifer Hamilton said...

Beautiful!!! I can't wait to try this recipe, thank you :D

Olga said...

That looks like a perfect fall/winter meal. I like how you cubed the squash instead of mashing it all together.

Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer said...

I just made almost the same thing off of another recipe I saw on a blog a few weeks ago. It was fabulous and the guys LOVED it. It's definitely something I'll do again.

mikky said...

you are one guy with all of these fantastic ideas... love the squash lasagna... :) have a great and happy thanksgiving, kevin... :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love lasagna and the beauty of it is there's so much room to experiment. This looks like a really tasty spin on a classic!

The Shillings said...

I love, love, love butternut squash. Thank you for another recipe and excuse to make some! :) Looks delish.

Kate said...

Nicely done, I'd really like to try this lasagne recipe.

Lori said...

Just look at those beautiful chunks of BN squash. Love it! Definitely one of my favorite ingredients of the season.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Butternut squash in lasagna.. I'm in!

Ben said...

That is a pretty lasagna, I just made a pumpkin one that was very good, next time I will try your recipe. :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love this lasagna. Although that "takes a bit of work" is deterring me. ;) But it's beautiful.

Corinne said...

Mmm, this looks great! I've always been obsessed with the idea of butternut squash lasagna, I think I've mentioned that making lasagna scares the cook outta me! I recently tried it in a Parmagiana type dish that I'll be posting soon :)

biz319 said...

I am not even a fan of butternut squash, but that looks great!

Steph said...

Beautiful! That looks like the perfect slice of lasagna. I love what you did to your site.

Pam said...

Oooh Kevin - what a beautiful lasagna. I love the big chunks of butternut squash. Great recipe.

diva said...

goodness me that looks fantastic! i need to go meself some butternut squash!

maybelle's mom said...

very seasonal and delicious looking.

Maya said...

Hi Kevin:
I like you have left the squash in chunks.

ayankeeinasouthernkitchen said...

This is a stunning lasagna Kevin, I love the colors and the flavors sound incredible. I like where you are going with the second version also....spinach, sausage.

culinarycory.com said...

I will have to make this the next time my veggie friends come over.

Grace said...

your plate is pretty, but your lasagna is gorgeous! it appears to be perfectly built. :)

Stacey Snacks said...

now that is a work of art!

kimberleyblue said...

I've been looking for a good squash lasagna recipe - looks like this one may fit the bill. Yum!

Lindsay said...

I stumbled across this recipe while looking through some of your older posts; it looks amazing. Butternut squash isn't out of season, so I'm going to make this dish for Super Bowl Sunday (with thinly sliced prosciutto and roasted dates to go inside as well).

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