Golden Butternut Squash Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 55 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
My friends loved this recipe even their picky son ate this.
While we thought this tasted VERY good, I had some issues with this recipe. Instead of fontina (which I couldn't find) I used thin slices of smoked provolone. I also used no-boil lasagna noodles, which was a mistake. The top noodles for some reason curled (I've never seen them do that), which caused the heavy whipping cream and parmesan to fall to the sides of the dish, and they never cooked (I had to take them off at the end). I bought what looked to be an average sized butternut squash but I think now it must have been a bit on the small side, only because 3 tbsp of oil was WAYYYYY too much. I think the mess caused by the curved noodles and the excess oil from the squash made this dish extremely oily. Also, this took me about 2.5 hours to make (prep cooking), which I wasn't expecting, and I think I may have used almost everything in my kitchen to make this meal. Because of the many dirty dishes and the time it takes for me to prepare it, this meal is definitely only going to be for weekends for us. I'd make this again with some tweaks (less oil, using REAL lasagna noodles). I'd also like to prepare the squash well in advance to cut down on the time a bit. I have to say the rosemary-infused sauce was AMAZING, and perfectly complemented the squash. Again, the taste was GREAT, but the execution was difficult.
This recipe is outstanding. The roasted butternut squash, rosemary-infused milk sauce, and cheeses made for a really decadent, flavorful bite. I didn’t have Parmesan so used pecorino Romano. I honestly think the fontina is what makes it. Was a hit with my husband too, and a great vegetarian dish. Will definitely make again!