Squash and Greens Winter Lasagna

Butternut squash and turnip greens—unlikely for lasagna, but so good.

2 hr 15 min Prep: 40 min Cook: 1 hr 35 min
Serves: 10 Save

Ingredients (18)

  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag fresh spinach, chopped
  • Lasagna:
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup shredded provolone cheese, divided
  • 1 1/4 cup cooked, mashed butternut squash (1 medium squash)
  • 12 no-boil lasagna
  • 4 cup torn turnip greens, blanched
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To prepare sauce, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, vinegar and crushed pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in spinach.
  3. To prepare lasagna, combine ricotta cheese, egg, ½ cup provolone cheese and mashed squash; stir well.
  4. Spoon a small amount of tomato sauce into bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Layer 4 uncooked noodles, turnip greens, 3/4 cup provolone, half the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Add 4 more lasagna noodles, top with half the remaining tomato sauce, the remaining 3/4 cup provolone, and remaining ricotta cheese mixture. Top with 4 more noodles, remaining tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until top is browned.