Butternut Squash Lasagna

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16 oz package of lasagna noodles
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese (skim)
1 cup cottage cheese (2%)
¼ cup milk
16 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes (or diced tomatoes)
1 bag frozen, diced butternut squash (equivalent to 2 cups)
small bunch of fresh basil
bunch of fresh spinach
1 tsp thyme
½ tsp dried sage
4 tsp oregano
2 tsp dried parsley
½ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
¼ tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp butter
Parmesan cheese as desired
  • Step 1/11

    • 16 oz package of lasagna noodles

    In a large pot, cook up lasagna noodles as directed on box. Strain noodles and allow to cool.

  • Step 2/11

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Step 3/11

    • 1 tbsp minced garlic
    • 3 tbsp butter

    In a medium saucepan, heat butter and minced garlic.

  • Step 4/11

    • small bunch of fresh basil
    • bunch of fresh spinach
    • 1 bag frozen, diced butternut squash (equivalent to 2 cups)

    Add basil, spinach, and butternut squash to saucepan and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.

  • Step 5/11

    • 1 cup ricotta cheese (skim)
    • 1 cup cottage cheese (2%)
    • ¼ cup milk
    • ¼ tsp nutmeg

    Add the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, milk and nutmug to the food processor. Puree on low for 10-15 seconds and set aside.

  • Step 6/11

    • 16 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes (or diced tomatoes)
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 4 tsp oregano
    • ½ tsp dried sage
    • 2 tsp dried parsley
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    In a small pot, stir together tomatoes, thyme, oregano, dried parsley, dried sage, and black pepper. Heat on medium-low for 3-5 minutes.

  • Step 7/11

    Now it's time to layer the lasagna. Spread half your tomato sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 8 inch glass baking dish. Add a layer of noodles.

  • Step 8/11

    • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

    Spread 1/3rd butternut spinach puree over the noodles and sprinkle 1/4th of the mozzarella cheese on top.

  • Step 9/11

    Repeat those steps again two more times for a total of three layers of noodles: 1) layer noodles, 2) spread 1/3rd butternut spinach puree over noodles, 3) add 1/4th mozzarella cheese (~2 oz)

  • Step 10/11

    Add last layer of noodles. Top with remaining half of tomato sauce. Add the remaining amount of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top as desired.

  • Step 11/11

    Cover with foil, bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for another 20 minutes.

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