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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13 Responses to “Homemade Green Bean Casserole”

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    Cathy B. @ Brightbakes — December 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    wow..great to see a green bean casserole with ingredients that are actually found in nature! 🙂 thank you!
    love,
    cathy b.

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    Carolyn — December 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I think this homemade version has to beat the pants off the one with canned mushroom soup. I mean, with portobellos and shitakes? Yes please!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve only tried the “classic” green bean casserole for the first time like a month ago and I’m definitely recreating it this weekend – cream of mushroom and all! Yours, however, looks gourmet and unprocessed!

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    Sinful Sundays — December 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    i’ve never had Green Bean casserole and want to try it so badly! I may just make the processed version to see how it tastes. Yours looks way more fabulous than I could probably ever get mine to be!

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    Boston Food Diary — December 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Yummmmm- well done in getting rid of the processed sections and going for the natural approach!!!! Looks delicious!

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    Melissa — December 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve never had green bean casserole but this makes me want to try it! Yours looks really good.

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    stephchows — December 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    home made green bean casserole! I didn’t know it was possible! 🙂 Personally I’m in the hate category… but I’d be willing to try this version 🙂

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    Shannon — December 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    definitely looks better than the “traditional” version!!

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    Shannon — December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Oooh, I am so excited about this! A friend requested green bean casserole for a small holiday party that I’m hosting, but I really, really didn’t want to make the regular version of it. This is perfect!

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    sabjimata — December 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    everything’s better homemade!

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    Lulu — December 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This sounds like a very useful veggie side dish come the post-Xmas dinners. I did notice recently that oriental shops also sell roasted shredded crispy onions, if you find yourself very short of time one day (they are not expensive).

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    Stella — November 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Definitely the best green casserole recipe! I’ve been making Alton s recipe for years.

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

      Isn’t it great?!?

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