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Whole-Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole-Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale recipe? Learn how to make Whole-Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bierorama

Makes 24 servings



Can be made in advance and frozen

Recipe Ingredients for Whole-Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced
3 garlic cloves (1 minced, 2 left whole)
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt and pepper, divided
2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound kale (often sold as dinosaur or Tuscan kale)
8 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles
15 ounces part skim ricotta cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Recipe Directions for Whole-Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a 2- to 3-qt. pot over medium heat. Add onion and minced garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and translucent, 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until thick and flavors are combined, about 30 minutes. Set aside.

  2. While sauce is cooking, in a 12- by 15-in. baking pan, sprinkle squash with thyme, remaining olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Add garlic cloves and toss squash mixture to coat with oil. Bake until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 3 qts. salted water to a boil in a large pot.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Transfer squash and garlic to a food processor and purée until smooth.

  4. Tear kale leaves from center ribs and discard ribs. Boil leaves until soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain; let cool. Squeeze out as much water as possible and chop finely.

  5. In the same pot, bring another 3 qts. salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water.

  6. In a bowl, mix ricotta, nutmeg, 1 cup mozzarella, and remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.

  7. Coat the bottom of a 9- by 13-in. pan with 1/3 of tomato sauce (about 1 1/2 cups). Lay 3 noodles in a single layer over sauce. Top noodles with squash, spreading evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 of kale evenly over squash. Arrange 3 more noodles on kale and top with ricotta, spreading evenly. Top with remaining kale and noodles. Cover noodles with remaining tomato sauce and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.

  8. Bake lasagna until juices are bubbling and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Italian, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 133.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
147
Calories from Fat
53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.9g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
147mg
6%
Potassium
259mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
16.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
7.8g
Vitamin A 148% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 18% Iron 9%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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