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August 04, 2020 4 min read

Our veggie butternut squash lasagna is a recipe that you'll welcome any time of the year. Packed with flavor, bursting with nutritious goodness, and oozing with cheese, this fresh yet comforting vegetarian dish is perfect for both hot summer days and cold winter nights.

Spinach, butternut, and plenty of cheese go into making this is a delicious meat-free dish. You can even add an extra touch by handmaking your pasta with a lasagna makerThis is one of our favorite vegetarian lasagna recipes, so get the oven fired up, assemble your ingredients, and get ready to cook up a feast.

Here's our easy butternut squash lasagna recipe!

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Butternut squash lasagna FAQ

That's our delicious butternut squash lasagna, perfectly prepared and baked to perfection in the oven. Like any lasagna, a butternut squash spinach lasagna can seem like a daunting recipe to assemble, but once you've got your ingredients gathered and ready to go, it's not quite so difficult.

But just in case you had any further questions or queries, we decided to put together this quick FAQ to help you cook up the best butternut lasagna you can. Keep reading to find out more!

Can I prepare butternut squash lasagna in advance?

Yes, of course, you can! This is the perfect dish to prepare in advance and then simply bake in the oven when it's dinner time. You can assemble all of the ingredients, hand-make your pasta sheets, and prepare your spinach and butternut fillings, then leave everything in the fridge until later.

You could even assemble the entire lasagna in the baking dish, and then all you need to do is pop it into the oven for 40 min before dinnertime!

Do I have to prepare puree?

We absolutely love using butternut squash puree in this recipe, because it makes the lasagna super-easy to assemble, and everything cooks through perfectly.

For the best puree, you do need a food processor, but you can prepare a butternut lasagna without the puree. Instead, you can turn this into a roasted butternut squash lasagna. Cook up your butternut squash in the oven and then mash the butternut with a masher or a fork. You could even try just using chunks of small butternut if you don't mind a chunky lasagna!

Can I add more vegetables?

Spinach and butternut puree complement each other particularly well, and they are also very easy to layer into the lasagna for a smooth assembly - that's why these vegetables are the focus of our recipe.

You can also incorporate many more vegetables into the recipe too. We love adding some soft zucchini, or some thinly sliced mushrooms, while a few finely chopped onions will never go amiss in any lasagna!

Can I add meat?

This is a vegetarian recipe, but you can add meat if you're craving that extra protein kick. With the butternut and spinach, we'd recommend using Italian ground sausage, or a spicy sausage such as Chorizo, to add an extra level of flavor, while not stealing the show from the veggies!

What can I serve with butternut squash lasagna?

Butternut squash lasagna is hearty and filling enough to be eaten on its own, as long as you've prepared enough for the whole family to eat, of course!

You can prepare a small side salad of leafy greens, cucumber, and tomato to balance out the oozing creamy cheese. You can add a drizzle of olive oil to the side salad for an added Italian feel.

Garlic bread is another great side-dish and a classic Italian dish that goes well with any style of lasagna. You can buy garlic bread in the store, or you can prepare your own. All you need is a baguette and some garlic butter. Add some mozzarella, and bake the garlic bread in the oven.

Can I store butternut squash in the fridge?

If you have any leftovers after dinner, then you can keep your butternut squash lasagna in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Wait for the leftovers to cool before transferring them to the refrigerator.

You can store the leftovers in the baking dish if you have space, just keep it covered. You can also store the leftovers in resealable containers or ziplock bags if you want them to keep fresher for longer.

When you're ready to eat more butternut squash, we'd recommend either reheating the leftovers in small portions in a skillet or placing them back into a baking dish and oven heating. If you're short on time then you can quickly cook the leftovers in the microwave too. Keep the power low, so everything cooks through right to the center of the lasagna.

You could add a few extra herbs or spices to the top of the lasagna if you're reheating it in the oven, or you could even add a fresh layer of cheese!

We don't recommend reheating the leftover lasagna more than once, as you'll have lost much of the freshness by this point.

Can I freeze butternut squash lasagna?

Lasagna is a dish that freezes really well, and butternut squash lasagna is no exception. Once the lasagna has cooled down, divide the leftovers up into individual portions and store them away in either a ziplock bag or a resealable container.

Place the leftovers into the freezer and use them within 6 months of freezing. When you're hungry for more butternut squash lasagna, remove a portion from the freezer and allow it to thaw on the side. You can quickly defrost the lasagna in the microwave on low power if you're short on time.

Reheat the defrosted lasagna in a skillet, on low heat, or bake it again the oven at a lower temperature. If you're oven baking, then why not add a few fresh herbs or a fresh layer of cheese too?

Butternut squash lasagna is the perfect vegetarian recipe for those cold winter evenings or those hot summer days! Cook up this delicious veggie dish all through the year, and impress your friends with this veggie-delight. Why not bookmark our butternut squash and spinach lasagna recipe for later?


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