Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 1 h 10 min 12
Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna
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1 squash Butternut squash (cut in half length-wise and seeds removed)
5 tbsp Butter, unsalted (divided)
1 onion(s) Sweet onion (finely chopped)
4 leaves Kale (deveined, chopped finely)
1 1/2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
1/4 cup Wheat flour, whole wheat
4 cup Whole milk 3.3%
11 noodle(s) lasagna noodle, whole-wheat, dry
3/4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (+ 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp Salt (to taste)
1 tbsp Black pepper (to taste)


If you haven’t cooked your butternut squash ahead of time, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the cut squash on a baking tray, flesh side down, and roast until it is fork tender, about 40-45 minutes. Allow it to cool and then scoop the flesh into a bowl and set aside.

Reduce the heat of the oven t0 375 degrees (or preheat if your squash was already cooked).

Heat one tablespoon of butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the kale leaves and cook until they are bright green and tender, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the butternut squash. If there are any lumps in the squash, use the back of your spoon to mash them until you have a smooth mixture.

In a medium sauce pan, heat the remaining 4 tablespoons butter with the garlic over medium low heat until the garlic is soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, and cook until it thickens, about 10 minutes, whisking frequently. Stir in the butternut squash and kale mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Pour 1 cup of the sauce into the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking dish. Top with 3 noodles and then break a noodle into pieces and use 1/2 to 1/3 of it to cover the remaining space (2 of the 9 noodles will be broken to cover the small end space in each layer). Top the noodles with 1/3 of the remaining sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Add another layer of noodles. Add 1/3 of the sauce and top with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Add a last layer of noodles. Top with the remaining sauce and 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil and bake in the 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 240
Calories from fat 75
Calories from saturated fat 43
Total Fat 8.3 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Cholesterol 24.1 mg
Sodium 645 mg
Potassium 670 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 8.9 g
Protein 7.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Milk 0.3
Vegetables 2.1

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