Butternut Squash Lasagna

November 22nd

I whipped this up last night for the first time and it’s a winner — so good in fact, you don’t miss the meat.

1 butternut squash
4 zucchini
1 large red tomato
1/4 white onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can of stewed tomatoes
parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 smallish container of ricotta cheese
1 package of lasagna noodles
salt and pepper to taste

Roast butternut squash. (Slice it length wise, remove seeds, place in a baking dish with the cut side down for 45 minutes at 350.) Let the squash cool and then scrape it into a large mixing bowl. Mix with ricotta cheese and spices.

In a frying pan, brown onions, garlic with olive oil for 10 minutes. Then add zucchini and tomatoes for two minutes. Remove from heat.

In your baking dish, place first layer of lasagna noodles. Alternate layering squash/ricotta mix with onion, garlic mix. Top with can of stewed tomatoes and parmesan. Add 1/2 a can of water to dish if you are worried the noodles will be dry. (Your noodles are not pre-cooked.) Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Viola — vegetarian heaven.

Now, to complement all those veggies you just ate, and to remove that smug look of “Wow. I just ate healthy and I’m feeling good,” from your face, cut yourself a large slice of one of these babies.

pumpkin pie
apple pie for Rex

You don’t like pumpkin? How about some apple pie. Great crust courtesy of Amanda, who sent me very detailed and kind instructions a monkey could have followed to make a great pie. Thankfully, this monkey did follow them and lookie there — a crust that I didn’t hate making! Who knew?

Today, I’m pretty thankful for my running shoes. See above.


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19 Responses

  1. right now i’m wishing i lived near you!!! yummy!

  2. “See above” ha ha ha… too cute.
    Those pies look absolutely delish! I find pie crust so daunting but someday…

    I can’t wait to try out that squash lasagna!!

  3. mmmm! can you believe how warm it is here in phoenix? wow!

  4. The lasagna sounds delicious!!!!

  5. That lasagna recipe sounds great! Do you not have to pre-cook the noodles? I’m thinking no because of the 2 cans of water. We had one of our fav veggie recipes tonight – Italian Bean and Pasta Soup.
    That apple pie looks soooooooo good!!!!!

  6. Congrats! Your pies look so beautiful. Bon appetit!

  7. I had something like that lasagna at Wolfgang Puck’s In Orlando. If it tastes anything like his (which I’m sure it does) it’s AWESOME!! The pie looks yummy as well!

  8. I whish you could sent here the leftover, if there’s any…….

  9. I just printed out a recipe for butternut squash lasagne that I saw on Everyday Italian (food tv), and now here’s another yummy version. Very cool. Happy Thanksgiving Kelli!

  10. Can’t wait to make that lasagne…thanks for posting it Kelli!

  11. Sounds yummy! The pie looks very very tempting. Awesome looking crust!

  12. this sounds soooo good!

  13. wow, what a meal. you are some chef kelli.
    i love butternut squash.

  14. This sounds heavenly!

    I hope that you had a wonderful holiday. My In Stiches book arrived today, I can’t wait to get started in the stich along with you. 😉

  15. I love butternut squash. I’ll try this.

    I’m stopping by as a member of NaBloPoMo. I have 10 blogs, but this is the only one that sees much action, Collecting my thoughts. Keeping writing!

  16. Bookmarked! That looks excellent, and god knows I’m always looking for more reasons to cook my beloved squashes. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

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