Butternut Squash Lasagna

Shanika Graham-White


Cozy comfort food is a must this time of year. The best way to indulge is to put a nutritious spin on your favorite soul-warming dishes. This meatless butternut squash lasagna does just that! Enjoy layers of noodles, spinach, herbs, ricotta cheese, mozzarella and a creamy garlic sauce. Serve as a side dish or main entrée, depending on your preference.

A Slice of Homemade Meatless Butternut Squash Lasagna on Plate Next to Casserole Dish | Vitacost.com/Blog

A Slice of Homemade Meatless Butternut Squash Lasagna on Plate Next to Casserole Dish | Vitacost.com/Blog
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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 391 kcal


Creamy garlic sauce


  1. Bring large pot of water + 1 tablespoon olive oil to boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook according to package instructions. Tip: Al dente is always best. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In bowl, toss cubed butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil until fully coated. Transfer to parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Backe for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden and squash is tender.

Creamy garlic sauce

  1. In saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter. Once heated, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant and translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined, then whisk in flour.
  2. Slowly add milk, whisking frequently until incorporated and sauce becomes smooth and thick, about 3-4 minutes. Once thickened, remove from heat. Set aside.


  1. In bowl, mix ricotta cheese, lemon juice and seasonings until combined.
  2. In bottom of standard square baking dish, spread an even layer of garlic sauce, followed by an even layer of lasagna noodles. Top with 2-3 tablespoons ricotta mixture, followed by sprinkles of spinach and mozzarella cheese. Add a few chunks of roasted butternut squash. Then, add another layer of lasagna noodles and repeat steps until complete.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cheese has fully melted and the top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 525mg22%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 9289IU186%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.