Fabulous Food Recipes September 30, 2021


Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls

PREP TIME:30 mins
TOTAL TIME:1 hr 30 mins
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American, Italian
Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach are made with a creamy butternut-parmesan sauce baked in the oven until melted and hot – trust me, you want these in your life!


For the Butternut Parmesan Sauce:

  • 1 lb butternut squash (peeled and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallots (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

For the Lasagna:

  • 9  lasagna noodles (cooked (use gluten free noodles for gluten free))
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach (heated and squeezed well)
  • 15 oz fat free ricotta cheese (I like Polly-o)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 9 tbsp about 3 oz part skim shredded Italian Blend Cheese (I used Sargento)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (minced)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add butternut squash and cook until soft.
  • Remove squash with a slotted spoon, reserve about 1 cup of the water and set aside, then blend until smooth with an immersion blender, adding 1/4 cup  of the reserved liquid to thin out.
  • Meanwhile, in a large deep non-stick skillet, add the oil, sauté the shallots and garlic over medium-low heat until soft and golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add pureed butternut squash, season with with salt and fresh cracked pepper and add a little more of the reserved water to thin out to your liking. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Ladle about 1/2 cup butternut sauce sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.
  • Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry.
  • Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  • Ladle about 1 cup of sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp Italian cheese blend.
  • Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts and everything is hot and bubbly. Top with parsley and serve.
  • To serve, ladle a little extra sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Serving: 1lasagna rollCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 265mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6