Butternut Squash and Beef Lasagna Recipe

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Danielle
Danielle March 19, 2021
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How To Make Butternut Squash and Beef Lasagna

This beef lasagna recipe is unlike any other. Instead of carb-loaded pasta, slices of butternut squash are layered to create a healthier alternative.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2butternut squash,peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 2tbspolive oil,or to taste
  • 1tbspitalian seasoning,divided, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1lbground beef
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 28ozpasta sauce
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tbspfresh basil,chopped
  • tspsalt,divided
  • 16ozricotta cheese
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 2tbspdried parsley
  • 8ozfresh mozzarella cheese,shredded
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,grated, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Arrange butternut squash slices in a single layer on each baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over each layer; season each with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until squash is soft but still firm to the bite.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef and garlic for about 5 minutes until browned. Drain grease.

  5. Mix in remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, pasta sauce, brown sugar, basil, and salt. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine.

  6. Mix remaining 1 teaspoon salt, ricotta cheese, eggs, half a cup of Parmesan cheese, and parsley together in a bowl.

  7. Layer ⅓ of the squash slices in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover squash with half of the ricotta mixture, half of the mozzarella cheese and ⅓ of the beef mixture.

  8. Repeat layers, ending with remaining squash slices and sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on top.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until cheeses are melted and sauce is bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 434.67kcal
  • Fat: 27.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.90g
  • Fiber: 3.87g
  • Sugar: 8.82g
  • Protein: 24.57g
  • Cholesterol: 115.42mg
  • Sodium: 738.56mg
  • Calcium: 432.84mg
  • Potassium: 841.84mg
  • Iron: 3.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 693.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.36mg
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