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Biddy's Butternut Squash and Turkey Lasagna

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"With this unique, autumnal twist on lasagna, you get the sweet goodness of butternut squash combined with moist turkey, packaged between tender noodles and stuffed with cheese."
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2 h 30 m servings 324
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Toss butternut squash, olive oil, sage, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat marinara sauce in a saucepan over low heat until warm, about 5 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil a saute pan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and 2 garlic cloves until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion mixture to marinara in the saucepan and remove from heat.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the saute pan over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer spinach to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the moisture; move spinach to a bowl. Add turkey, remaining garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper to the pan. Cook until brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper and mix into the bowl with the spinach.
  6. Remove butternut squash from the oven and leave oven on.
  7. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and lay noodles separately on a plate to keep from sticking.
  8. Combine cooked butternut squash, ricotta cheese, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth.
  9. Coat the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan with a thin layer of marinara sauce. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over the marinara, followed by ricotta mixture and ground turkey. Repeat marinara, noodles, ricotta mixture, and turkey 2 more times. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake in the hot oven for about 45 minutes; let cool 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 324 calories; 13 36.6 18.1 70 354 Full nutrition

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I did a 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes in the turkey because my family doesn’t like too much spice. It was very good and I will make it again!

I would never have guessed this had squash in it! It added a sweet touch that perfectly melded with the tangy sauce. I was also surprised to discover that the turkey tasted just as good as beef....

This was a refreshing change from regular everyday lasagna. There was a natural sweetness that just elevated all the flavors. This will be my new everyday go to lasagna.