Butternut Squash Lasagne

Creamy and Delicious!

I found this recipe in the Williams-Sonoma catalog, and the combo of a sage-ie white sauce, butternut squash, and sausage had me intrigued.  I first made it as directed, and then adapted it to make it more healthy!  Here is my adaptation.

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Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagne

You’ll Need

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small organic onion, diced
  • 4 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 1 lb mild chicken or turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • 2 & 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, reserve 1 tsp
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage, reserve 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper 
  • 2 large organic zucchini squash, ends removed, and sliced into thin sheets
  • 2 lbs organic butternut squash, peeled and the neck portion sliced into wide, thin sheets
  • 5 oz organic spinach leaves, washed and patted dry 

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large fry pan, warm the oil and cook the onion until it is translucent
  • Add the garlic, salt and pepper, and stir briefly to heat. Do not brown the garlic
  • Add the sausage, cook and break into small pieces.  Drain off the fat
  • Transfer the sausage and onions into a bowl
  • In the same pan, heat the butter, then stir in the flour.  Cook about a minute
  • Stir in the milk a little at a time, whisking to thicken the milk. Cook until thick, about 5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and add the parsley, and sage
  • Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Pour about 3/4 of the creamy sauce into a bowl   
  • Top the remaining sauce in the fry pan with layers of zucchini, butternut, sausage, and spinach
  • Make two more layers of sauce, zucchini, butternut, sausage, and spinach.  
  • End with a layer of sauce.  
  • Top with the remaining parmesan cheese
  • Bake covered 45 minutes or until the squash is tender, remove the lid and sprinkle with the reserved parsley and sage
  • Let stand 15 minutes uncovered
  • Serves 6-8
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I think this recipe is a winner!
Love,
Lassen’s

2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Lasagne

  1. Thankyou so much for these wonderful recipes. This looks incredible. What suggestions do you have to replace the milks and cheese? My body prefers non-dairy products.

    Advanced thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

    Best regards,
    Janine

    1. Lassen’s carries a wide variety of non-dairy milks and cheeses. I have not experimented making sauces like this with them, but I would start with a basic soy or almond milk. We also have soy cheeses as well. It will be fun to experiment and see what works!

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