This vegetable lasagna with white sauce has a velvety sauce with lots of veggies and plenty of cheesy goodness. The layers of butternut squash give the dish a sweet and creamy flavor and texture. This vegetarian lasagna packs comfort in every bite.

Karen Rankin
EatingWell.com, November 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Transfer the onion and garlic to a large bowl; stir in frozen vegetables and basil.

  • Melt butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add flour and whisk to combine. Cook, whisking, for 30 seconds. Gradually add milk; cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Add Parmesan and salt; whisk until smooth. Remove from heat.

  • Spread 1/2 cup of the cheese sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer on 3 lasagna noodles, evenly spacing the noodles crosswise in the dish. (The noodles will not cover the bottom of the dish but will expand when baking.) Top the noodles evenly with 3 cups vegetable mixture, 3/4 cup cheese sauce and 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over the cheese; spread half the squash over the noodles and sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Repeat the layers once, starting with noodles and ending with squash. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Layer with the remaining 3 lasagna noodles; spread the remaining cheese sauce over the noodles and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

  • Lightly coat a sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover the baking dish coated-side down. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 15 minutes more. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

486 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 403mg; carbohydrates 68g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 22g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 8g; vitamin a iu 6890IU.
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