Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach are made with a creamy butternut-parmesan sauce baked in the oven until melted and hot – trust me, you want these in your life!
For the Butternut Parmesan Sauce:
1lbbutternut squash(peeled and diced)
2tbspfresh grated parmesan cheese
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper(to taste)
For the Lasagna:
9 lasagna noodles(cooked (use gluten free noodles for gluten free))
10ozpackage frozen chopped spinach(heated and squeezed well)
15ozfat free ricotta cheese(I like Polly-o)
1/2cupfresh grated Parmesan cheese
salt and fresh pepper
9tbspabout 3 oz part skim shredded Italian Blend Cheese (I used Sargento)
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add butternut squash and cook until soft.
Remove squash with a slotted spoon, reserve about 1 cup of the water and set aside, then blend until smooth with an immersion blender, adding 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid to thin out.
Meanwhile, in a large deep non-stick skillet, add the oil, sauté the shallots and garlic over medium-low heat until soft and golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add pureed butternut squash, season with with salt and fresh cracked pepper and add a little more of the reserved water to thin out to your liking. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Ladle about 1/2 cup butternut sauce sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.
Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry.
Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
Ladle about 1 cup of sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp Italian cheese blend.
Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts and everything is hot and bubbly. Top with parsley and serve.
To serve, ladle a little extra sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.