Butternut Squash Lasagna

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 oz.) Contadina® Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Contadina® Tomato Sauce
  • 12 dry lasagna noodles(about 10 oz.)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 lb. butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups (16 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese(12 oz.)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain.
2. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add squash, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, rosemary, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 12 minutes or until squash is tender.
4. Remove from heat. Lightly mash squash with a potato masher.
5. Stir together ricotta, egg and 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl; set aside.
6. Layer 4 lasagna noodles, 1/3 sauce, 1/3 ricotta mixture and 1/3 mozzarella cheese. Repeat 2 more times ending with ricotta and mozzarella.
7. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
8. Remove from oven. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chopped basil before serving, if desired.

VARIATION: To make Butternut Sausage Lasagna, prepare recipe as directed above except: add 1 lb. mild Italian sausage, casings removed, in step 2. Cook over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, stirring to break up sausage; drain if needed.

Butternut Squash Lasagna
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Contadina®

Diced Tomatoes

Contadina®

Tomato Sauce