Butternut Squash Lasagna

What to do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?  Well, we make turkey and cranberry sandwiches, or turkey soup.  Or maybe something in the slow cooker.  A few days after Thanksgiving had me wanting something different.  I was all “turkied” out and wanted some comfort food that did not include mashed potatoes.  I had a great butternut squash and sweet potato bowl in the fridge and that would make for a great Winter Lasagna.  Using the squash and potato mixture together in the lasagna would help make it hearty since I had no extra veggies sitting around.  Super easy and quick, no hassle and great for the rest of the weekend.  *{No homemade sauce from this mom, so from the jar works just fine}.

Winter Lasagna


1 Box Lasagna Noodles
2 Jars Red Sauce
1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
Chopped Fresh Garlic {we use tons of this}
Dash Kosher Salt
Dash Ground Pepper
1/2 Cup Red Wine {for the recipe} a glass while cooking
1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Steamed and Cubed
1/2 Cup Butternut Squash Steamed and Cubed
1 Yellow Onion Chopped
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese

Ricotta Filling

1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
Dash Ground Pepper
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Oregano
1/4 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley

Winter Lasagna


Cook noodles just until al dente.  Rinse and set aside.  Cook your ground turkey and season with kosher salt, pepper.  Drain extra drippings.  Place back into pan and add onion, garlic, red wine.  Cook and simmer for about 15 mins.  The wine should absorb into the mixture.  Add your sweet potato and butternut squash and fold.

*NOTE* The squash and sweet potato had been roasted from Thanksgiving and leftover.  This recipe can be done with either steamed for roasted.  They were combined together.

In a small bowl, combine your ricotta cheese, egg, thyme, oregano, pepper and flat leaf parsley.  Set aside.

Start layering your lasagna as normal.  Noodles, turkey filling, ricotta, sauce, mozzarella.  Repeat until all ingredients are used.  Layer the top with sauce and sprinkle mozzarella on top.  Bake at 350 degrees in a pre-heated oven for about 30 mins.

Serve with a great salad and another glass of wine.  Enjoy the holidays and leftovers.

Winter Lasagna

Winter Lasagna

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  1. you are my kind of lady! That looks FABULOUS! this is a definite must try!
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  2. I AM OBSESSED with the butternut addition! I would probably swap out the noodles for some eggplant or something 😀 😀
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  3. Looks delish! Mmmmm!

    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!
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  4. Love the addition of butternut squash! I have some lasagna noodles that I need to use up. This will be perfect!
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