Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Looking for an easy Pumpkin Lasagna recipe? Learn how to make Pumpkin Lasagna using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by michi58

Makes 12 servings



Italian-Americans often serve lasagna or another pasta dish before their Thanksgiving turkey, and it got us thinking ? what would happen if we cooked pumpkin, the most iconic Thanksgiving food, in lasagna. The result is a delicious blend of traditions. Made heartier with the addition of ricotta cheese, mushrooms and greens, this vitamin-A rich pumpkin lasagna can be served as a sophisticated side dish or a substantial vegetarian entrée (perfect for the vegetarians at your holiday table, too).

Recipe Ingredients for Pumpkin Lasagna

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 large onions, chopped
4 ounces sliced mushrooms, drained
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
15 ounces mixed greens, drained
15 ounces pumpkin
15 ounces ricotta cheese, preferably whole milk
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup Alfredo sauce
12 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions

Recipe Directions for Pumpkin Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and Italian seasoning, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the greens and heat through; set aside.

  3. Mix pumpkin and ricotta cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper and nutmeg until well combined.

  4. Grease the inside of baking dish with the remaining teaspoon of olive oil. Spread 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, covering the bottom of the dish. Spread 1/4 of the pumpkin mixture over the layer of noodles and scatter 1/4 of the green mixture over the pumpkin. Repeat layers of noodles, pumpkin and greens, until you have 4 layers of each. Top with the remaining 3 noodles; spread the remaining 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce over the top. Cover with a sheet of foil and bake for 45 minutes until bubbling around the edges. Remove foil; top with remaining Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned.

  5. Rest for 15 minutes and cut in 12 to 18 squares.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 187.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
256
Calories from Fat
75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
739mg
31%
Potassium
255mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
32.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
13.3g
Vitamin A 144% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 19% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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