Fall Squash Lasagna

fall-squash-lasagna Photo: Plamen Petkov


  • 9 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 3-lb. butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 8-oz. package (2 cups) shredded reduced-fat mozzarella
  • Basil leaves, optional


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place noodles in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; cover with cold water. Move noodles around occasionally to prevent sticking.

2. Warm oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add onions, garlic and 1/4 tsp. salt. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in thyme and flour; cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add milk in a steady stream, stirring; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until thickened, 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

3. Drain noodles; place on a plate. Dry baking dish; mist with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup sauce on bottom. Line with 3 noodles; top with a third of squash. Cover with a third of remaining sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat layering twice, starting with noodles and ending with mozzarella.

4. Cover dish tightly with foil. Bake until squash is tender, 35 minutes. Uncover. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella; bake 15 minutes longer. Let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with basil, if desired.

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  • Yield: Serves: 8 (serving size: one 4 1/2-by-3 1/4-inch piece)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 346
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 19g
Carbohydrate per serving: 46g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 26mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 631mg
Calcium per serving: 693mg

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