Squash and Spinach Lasagna


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Soak the lasagna noodles in warm water.  


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the garlic, onions and salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and browned, about 10 minutes.  If the mixture becomes too dry, add a tablespoon or two of water.  

Meanwhile, stir together 1/2 cup of the milk and the cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.  Heat the remaining 3 1/2 cups milk in a large saucepan until bubbling.  Stir the cornstarch mixture into the milk and bring to a boil.  Simmer, stirring, until the milk thickens to the consistency of a thin batter, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the onion mixture, spinach, parsley and nutmeg, and cook until the spinach wilts.  Season with salt and pepper.  Remove from heat.  

Drain the noodles.  Spread 1 cup of the spinach mixture over the bottom of a 13-by 9-by 2-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.  Arrange 3 lasagna noodles over the spinach.  Arrange half of the squash over the noodles, overlapping slightly, and sprinkle with one-thir of the mozzarella.  Spoon 1 cup spinach mixture, followed by the last 3 noodles and the remaining 1 cup spinach mixture.  Cover tightly with foil; reserve the reamining mozzarella.  

Bake for 40 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the top.  Bake until bubbling and the squash is tender, about 15 minutes.  Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.  

Produce Used In This Recipe


Baby Spinach


Fall Squash

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Food Network

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