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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 5: Layer

Lower oven temperature to 350°F. Spray an 8x8" 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.

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Step 6: Bake

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

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Step 7: Serve

Serve warm and enjoy!

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