Squish Squash Lasagna Recipe

Squish Squash Lasagna Recipe - This tantalizing dish features butternut squash, a deep orange-colored winter squash with a sweet, nutty taste similar to pumpkin that children are sure to enjoy.
Squish Squash Lasagna Recipe
Squish Squash Lasagna savory recipe is made with a slightly sweet tomato sauce deliciously tucked between layers of whole-wheat lasagna noodles, butternut squash, and spinach, all nestled under part-skim mozzarella cheese.

Squish Squash Lasagna Ingredients 

  • 1/4 tsp Canola oil
  • 3/4 cup Fresh onions, peeled, diced
  • 2 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Canned low-sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Dried basil
  • 8 Whole-wheat lasagna sheets, no-boil, 3 1/2” x 7” sheets
  • 1 1/4 cups Fresh spinach, julienne cut “shoestring strips” 1/8”
  • 22 slices Fresh butternut squash, peeled, seeded, sliced
  • 1/4” (1 medium)
  • 3/4 cup Low-fat mozzarella cheese, low moisture, part skim, shredded (3 oz)

How to make Squish Squash Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Heat canola oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes, oregano, thyme, and basil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup water. Mix well.
  3. Divide sauce into 3 equal parts (about 3/4 cup each) and set aside for step 6.
  4. Place pasta sheets in a bowl filled with hot water for 5 minutes. Remove sheets as needed to assemble lasagna.
  5. Spray bottom and sides of an 8” x 8” nonstick baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. To Assemble:
    • Place 4 lasagna sheets overlapping, covering the bottom of the pan
    • Cover evenly with about 3/4 cup tomato sauce
    • Spread half of the spinach (about 3/4 cup) evenly over sauce
    • Place 11 slices of squash on top of spinach, slightly overlapping
    • Repeat layering steps a-d
    • Cover with remaining sauce (about 3/4 cup)
  7. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 °F for 50 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  8. Remove lasagna from oven. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top. 
  9. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes or until cheese melts and browns slightly. 
  10. Remove lasagna from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving. 
  11. Cut into 6 even pieces. 
  12. Serve hot.
Give your kids some excitement by serving this mouthwatering main dish at mealtime.

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