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    Lighter Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Lighter Butternut Squash Lasagna. Photo by tomsawyer

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    1 hr 40 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 10 mins

    Elle_mnop's Note:

    A lightened version of a Giada de Laurentiis recipe that's just as satisfying as the original! Defrosted frozen squash can be used in place of fresh in a pinch!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375.
    2. 2
      Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain, but keep them in their pot with the lid on to keep them flexible while you work. (No-boil or fresh noodles can be used instead, too.).
    3. 3
      Melt the butter in a heavy medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 5 minutes. Season the sauce with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste, and stir in chopped basil. (A little fresh thyme and/or rosemary is nice here, too.).
    4. 4
      Lightly coat a 13 by 9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread 1 cup of the sauce over the prepared baking dish. Arrange 1 layer of lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan. Spread 1/3 of the squash puree over the noodles. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with another cup of sauce. Repeat layering 3 more times, ending with a layer of noodles. Finish by pouring the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkling lasagna with the remaining mozzarella.
    5. 5
      Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the lasagna for 40 minutes at 375. Remove foil and continue baking uncovered until the sauce bubbles and the top is golden, 15 minutes longer. Let the lasagna stand for 15 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 16, 2010


      I would choose this over traditional lasagna any day. This is now one of my meal planning staples.. In fact, I'm making it tonight. Love this recipe, and will continue to make! YUM!

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    • on October 21, 2010


      I don't know what I did wrong, but there are not words to describe how bad this was. Flavorless, uncooked and crunchy on the top (I used no boil noodles per recipe). Will not make this again.

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    • on February 08, 2010


      Yum, loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (407 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 350.3
    Calories from Fat 137
    Total Fat 15.2 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 53.6 mg
    Sodium 602.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 20.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    whole wheat lasagna noodles

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