Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls

The first time I had this meal was almost three years ago… You see, my friend Cara from Cara’s Cravings had offered to host a freezer meal get together at her house. I think that was the first time we ever met in person. Cara got all the groceries and a handful of us girls made the meals together. Then we took meals home with us to put in our freezers. It was a lot of fun!

Since that first time I was introduced to this recipe, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I made a HUGE batch of these rolls prior to our kitchen renovation. It was portioned into two rolls per container and froze them. Then Hubby and I reheated in the microwave for a quick healthy, delicious lunch or dinner while we had no kitchen.

Hubby and I both enjoy the flavors in these rolls. How can you really go wrong with butternut squash, goat cheese, shallots, and bacon? Just look at how pretty those shallots are…

This recipe is awesome and I feel bad that it took me this long to post about the recipe. I always make it into rolls, but you could also make it into a layered lasagna. I just think the rolls are fun and cute!

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Ingredients:

For the Filling
10 cup (1/2-inch) cubed butternut squash (about 4 pounds)
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Sauce
3 slices applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1/2 pound shallots, peeled and halved
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Other
16 cooked lasagna noodles
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Directions:

Prepare the Filling (this can be done a day in advance)
Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare filling, combine first 3 ingredients on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with butter; toss to coat. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Place squash mixture in a large bowl; mash with a potato masher. Stir in greek yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Prepare the sauce
To prepare sauce, cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add 1/2 pound shallots and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place pan on stovetop over medium-high heat. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper.

Assemble the meal
Spread 1/4 cup filling over each noodle, leaving a 1/2-inch border on each short end. Beginning with a short end, roll up noodles jelly-roll fashion. Place rolls, seam sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over noodles; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden. Sprinkle with bacon and hazelnuts.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light


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10 Responses to “Panzanella – Barefoot Bloggers”

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    Prudy — August 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful photos. We loved it too.

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    Joelen — August 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This is such a great dish and so colorful too!

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    Veronica — August 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Looks beautiful! I agree it comes together pretty fast.

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    Cat's — August 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Glad you loved it!
    ~The Cat’s Pajamas

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    Kirsten — August 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Your salad looks great! Glad to see a fellow Boston girl (well, we left the city 2 years ago but still work here) on the Bloggers!

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    Melissa — August 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Looks great!

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    Courtney — August 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Wow your salad looks so good. I think I am going to try making this again after a trip to the market this weekend.

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    webbie — August 14, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Great picture! I’ve been thinking that this would be great for Shakespear in the Park. Cool and refreshing!

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    Cate — August 15, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I love Panzanella, but haven’t had Ina’s version yet (Tyler’s is delish!) – perfect recipe for summertime.

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    giz — August 17, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Good tip on the croutons – this one looks like a total winner.

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