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Four Cheese Butternut Squash Lasagne with Spinach

Four Cheese Butternut Squash Lasagne. This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms.

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This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

I  first published this recipe for four cheese butternut squash lasagne with spinach in February 2016 and I’ve now updated it with new photos. Keep a look out for more updated recipes on The Cook Report coming soon!

So, I’ll admit this lasagne is a bit of a labour of love. There’s quite a bit of prep that needs doing before you can assemble the lasagne but it is totally worth it.

I obviously decided to make this on a weeknight which I only regretted a tiny bit and had fully gotten over by the time I’d taken my first bite of cheesey pasta laden goodness.

Will got back late and polished off two servings which was the final seal of approval. Win.

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

Start off with a butternut squash chopped into small chunks and baked until soft. Cook up some mushrooms and spinach and mix the spinach with ricotta and salt and pepper. The squash goes into a creamy sauce with a little nutmeg and then it’s all layered into a baking dish with mozzarella and topped with cheddar and parmesan.

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

This recipe makes enough for six big servings. We’ll be taking this for lunch and freezing some for another night which I’m pretty excited for. One of my favourite things is getting to relive a delicious meal a few weeks after I originally ate it. How do you feel about meal prep? Since we’ve been training for a half marathon next year (kill me now) and going out for runs after work I’ve been trying to meal prep at least one thing at the weekend so that we have dinner ready for when we get back. I’ve been really enjoying having that meal prepped, it’s made my life a lot easier. This butternut squash lasagne is perfect for meal prep!

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner
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Four Cheese Butternut Squash Lasagne with Spinach

This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 647 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 large Butternut Squash peeled and chopped
  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms sliced
  • 250 g Baby Spinach
  • 10 Dry Lasagne Sheets
  • 250 g Ricotta
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 30 g Flour
  • 950 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 500 g Mozzarella torn
  • Handful Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Handful Parmesan Cheese grated
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Chop the butternut squash into small pieces. Place on a baking tray with some olive oil and salt and pepper and place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until it's soft enough to mash with a fork.

  2. While the squash is cooking heat a tablespoon of oil over a medium heat and add the mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes until they're soft then remove them from the pan and set aside. Add the spinach. Wait for another 5 minutes for the spinach to wilt and then tip into a bowl and mix with the ricotta and a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan heat a little more olive oil with the butter. Add the onions and garlic and allow to soften for a few minutes. Tip in the flour and then whisk for a few minutes. Add the milk and bring to the boil, add the nutmeg, then allow to thicken. Once you've taken the butternut squash out of the oven, mash it with a fork. When the sauce has thickened add the mashed butternut squash and mix thoroughly. Turn the oven down to 180°C.
  4. Now you're ready to assemble your lasagne! Spread a little of the butternut squash sauce at the bottom of your baking dish then add a layer of lasagne sheets followed by some spinach and ricotta, mushrooms, mozzarella, more sauce and lasagne sheets. Repeat the process until you've used up all the ingredients. I got three layers out of the ingredients. Make sure you leave enough sauce to cover the top of the lasagne then sprinkle on a final layer of mozzarella, the cheddar and parmesan. Put the lasagne in the oven and bake for 20 minutes then switch to grill and leave until the top is lovely and brown.


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This vegetarian twist on a classic pasta dish is the perfect comfort food! This four cheese butternut squash lasagne is layered with spinach and mushrooms. #lasagne #lasagna #squash #pasta #dinner

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS FOUR CHEESE BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNE WITH SPINACH?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Ariana
    17/02/2016 at 7:28 PM

    Lasagna in my opinion is always worth making.. If I were going to make it through the week though I’d definitely have to be super prepared. It looks like it turned out perfectly, by the way. 🙂 I may try this recipe soon.

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/02/2016 at 9:51 PM

      Thanks! I agree, always worth the effort 🙂
      Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

  • Reply
    Dannii
    22/11/2017 at 1:24 PM

    I love butternut squash in a lasagna, it adds so much creaminess. I love how much cheese you have put in to this too.

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2017 at 3:42 PM

      Thanks Dannii 🙂

  • Reply
    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    22/11/2017 at 2:05 PM

    This so looks worth the extra effort! I’m loving butternut squash anything at the moment and this is right up my street. So many wonderful flavours; I just love this twist on lasagne!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2017 at 3:42 PM

      Same, I always become obsessed with it when the weather gets cold 🙂

  • Reply
    Julia
    22/11/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Oh my! I have to put this recipe on my menu! Love it! 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2017 at 3:42 PM

      Thank you Julia!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    22/11/2017 at 2:46 PM

    This is an epic lasagna — and would be absolutely be perfect for a meatless monday!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2017 at 3:41 PM

      Thanks Lisa!

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    22/11/2017 at 4:06 PM

    Well I love CHEESE, PASTA and SQUASH….so this is a winner for sure. Looks like the perfect comfort food for the cold winter months.

  • Reply
    colleen kennedy
    23/11/2017 at 1:27 PM

    Boy does this look good! I LOVE butternut squash soup, and I love lasagna so I am sure I would be into this. Trying to imagine the cheese in the mix. I so want to try this!!

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