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Golden Butternut Squash Lasagna

My rich, saucy lasagna features winter squash at its finest. The whipped cream topping adds a unique twist to this meatless casserole packed with roasted butternut squash, two kinds of cheese and a host of seasonings. Allowing the lasagna to stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving makes it easier to cut. —Lisa Sheets, Carmel, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash (3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces fontina cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Divide squash between 2 greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. In a small saucepan, combine milk and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Strain, reserving milk, and set aside. Discard rosemary.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Reserve 1 cup sauce; stir squash into remaining sauce.
  • Reduce oven setting to 375°. Drain noodles. Spread reserved sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles, half of squash mixture, half of fontina cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles. Beat cream until soft peaks form. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and golden brown, 10-15 minutes longer. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 353 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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