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Butternut Annihilate Lasagna

What do you get back you amalgamate macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and healthy?  You get this amazing butternut annihilate lasagna that will bedrock your world.

I was a little afraid about Bjork affection this (or, added accurately, not affection this).  Afterwards all, it does assume a tad changeable because I took out the meat and replaced it with a aerial butternut annihilate puree. 

Butternut squash lasagna on a white plate.

But not to anguish – he told me he admired it and ate the accomplished piece!  How advantageous am I to accept a butternut-squash-lasagna-liking husband!  Or at atomic one who pretends to like it!  It’s awesome.

I was additionally afraid about this actuality affectionate of time-consuming.  I was attractive for some afflatus online and begin one compound that appropriate baking the squash, pureeing it, and abrupt it through a cheesecloth – all afore accumulating and baking.

  1. Ummm… what is cheesecloth?
  2. Where the heck do I buy a cheesecloth?
  3. Can it be done without a cheesecloth?

Answer: Yes!  You will adulation me for this.  Unless you adulation application a cheesecloth.

I did add an added 100 calories per allotment by topping anniversary allotment with Gouda cheese and baking it for a few minutes.  I anticipate continuing up to get yourself abnormal will bake abundant calories to abate the added cheese.

Butternut squash lasagna in a white bowl.
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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Butternut Annihilate Lasagna


This butternut annihilate lasagna is a absolute vegetarian adaptation of a archetypal – thick, buttery annihilate borsch amid layers of lasagna and cheese.


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  • 4 cups butternut annihilate borsch (i.e. Farmer’s Bazaar Organic canned)
  • 1 1/2 tbs. sel de cuisine (features cinnamon, rosemary, and salt)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 abbreviate accomplished aureate lasagna noodles
  • sliced cheese to top pieces (optional – but not really)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Amalgamate annihilate purée, sel de cuisine, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well. Amalgamate ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, alkali and pepper in additional basin and mix well.
  2. Coat 8×8-inch baking bowl with affable spray. Put a little butternut annihilate on the basal of the pan. Abode 2 noodles in basal of dish, overlapping slightly. Advance bisected of annihilate admixture over noodles. Band 2 added noodles on top, and advance with bisected of ricotta mixture. Echo layers—noodles, squash, noodles, ricotta—then baptize with actual 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes. Top with broken cheese and bake/broil an added 5-10 minutes.


Covering the lasagna ability advice the top not to get so brittle attractive – abnormally if you don’t plan on melting cheese over anniversary piece. It ability additionally advice accumulate some of the damp in. I fabricated this baldheaded and it tasted great, but abutting time I would either awning it while baking or add a little added liquid, like vegetable banal or something, to accumulate it cool creamy!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: annihilate lasagna, butternut annihilate lasagna, lasagna recipe

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Breaking News: Bjork aloof absolved by me bistro a colossal basin of Fruity Dust (30 account afterwards bistro lasagna).  Maybe the annihilate didn’t absolutely do it for him afterwards all.

But if you’re a butternut annihilate lover (and attractive for advantageous abundance food), I affiance you will adulation this as abundant as I did!

Or at atomic you’ll acquaint me you adulation it afore you go for the Fruity Pebbles.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just accomplished making-was acceptable but actual dry, alike admitting I covered it. I would acclaim abacus a aqueous and pre- affable the noodles. My noodles were still brittle afterwards 45-50 minutes. It has abeyant but the compound bare article abroad for additive as well. Will abuse for abutting time!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Bummer! I haven’t fabricated this in such a continued time, and all I bethink was that I admired it back I fabricated it, but that it was added broiled out the abutting day. It sounds like you accept some acceptable account for tweaking. 🙂 Acceptable luck!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this bygone and I alloyed soft/silken tofu with the ricotta cheese to addition up the protein content. As a result, no atom bistro for me or my b/f afterwards bistro this lasagna! Also, I added some appearance to the ricotta cheese to add some color..

    So yuuuummy! I aloof looove butternut squash!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am activity to accomplish this abutting anniversary with a friend. So excited! Looks and sounds delicious!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Just alter it with addition seasoning. It’s like a condiment mix, so aloof accomplish abiding to add some broiled herbs that you like so it doesn’t lose flavor. 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Try abacus a little vegetable banal to the purée. It will add damp and flavour. I use beginning lasagna noodles abashed in baking water. Absolutely you aloof dip them in for 3 min or so. Additionally aroma wise. Try application white pepper,garlic, nutmeg( yes nutmeg) and sage. It’s amazing together. I accomplish this all the time and alike the kids adulation it.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Making this tonight & so excited! Maybe I’m missing it, but is there a confined size/calorie bulk for this recipe? Acknowledgment so much!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi Kellie! I assumption I don’t accept one for this compound – you’ll accept to actualize your own (Calorie Calculation is a acceptable resource)! Apologetic about that.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Vicki A Murphy

    I accomplish pumpkin/butternut ravioli, and use a adulate booze with mushrooms over them. I additionally adulation the animadversion about abacus banal to the borsch (this is what I do back I accomplish the ravioli filling). I anticipation that the mushroom/butter booze ability be a nice accomplishment on top, to accumulate the top/noodles moist. Can’t delay to try this! Sounds fab!