Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll-Ups With Spinach And Ricotta

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Lasagna is a classic Italian dish that is loved by many around the world. But have you ever tried making lasagna with butternut squash? If not, then you are in for a treat! In this recipe, we will be making Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Chicken and Spinach.

To start off, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions until al dente. Once done, drain the noodles and set aside.

Next, let’s make the filling. In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté 1 diced onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic until softened. Then, add 1 pound of ground chicken and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. Cook until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Add in 1 package (about 5 ounces) of chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Now, onto the butternut squash. Cut off both ends of the squash to make it easier to peel. Peel the squash and cut it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon. Then, slice the squash into thin pieces.

In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to make a roux. Cook for about 1 minute until bubbly. Slowly whisk in 2 cups of milk and keep whisking until the mixture becomes thick and smooth. Once smooth, remove from heat and add in 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Now, let’s assemble the roll ups. Lay out a lasagna noodle and spread a spoonful of the chicken and spinach mixture onto the noodle. Then, add a few slices of butternut squash on top of the mixture. Roll up the noodle tightly and place it seam side down in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Repeat with the remaining noodles and filling.

Pour the butternut squash sauce on top of the roll ups and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Once done, let the dish cool for a few minutes before serving. Each roll up is a perfect portion size and is packed with flavor.

In conclusion, Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Chicken and Spinach is a unique twist on the classic lasagna dish. The combination of the sweet butternut squash and savory chicken and spinach makes for a delicious and filling meal. Give it a try and impress your family and friends with this tasty recipe!