Spinach and Butternut Squash Lasagna

  • uberchef Posted: 05/06/09
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    This was very, very good. Even my husband had to admit that he really enjoyed it: even though he thought the description and ingredients sounded

  • ErinMichelle Posted: 12/30/08
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    I made this for Christmas this year and everyone loved it. I think it was even better the next day. I added Turky Italian Sausage for my meat loving husband and it was a great compliment to the dish.

  • deeannaNtx Posted: 01/16/10
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    This was a labor intensive recipe, so not an every day meal. I really liked the sauce and wished it had more of a presence in the finished product. I found the sweetness from the squash and the earthyness of the spinach to be somewhat disconnected. In the end, I would make this again but maybe with more sauce.

  • tialika Posted: 11/28/09
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    I couldn't wait to put the entire lasagna in the garbage!!! This is a very expensive recipe and the final result is very dissapoint!!!! Do not go by the reviews because is a lie!! I had guests over for thanksgiving and I was so embaress, had to prepare something very quick. The combination is not good and the recipe for the cream that they give you is not enough for the lasagna. the final result is a very DRY lasagna since you are using 2 diferent type of dry cheese. I STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMEND!!!!

  • nawlinslady Posted: 01/27/10
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    Do not make this recipe! It is very time consuming and it does not taste good. Not enought sauce although I made double the roux and the top pasta layer did not cook. Good ingredients and they each tasted good but together it was not a good combination - and not light at all. Do not waste your time!!

  • MountainChild Posted: 02/15/10
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    This is a time consuming recipe, only for weekends or holidays. However, I LOVE this recipe and make it whenever I have the chance. There is definitely enough bechamel sauce - it's not supposed to be a 'saucy' recipe, but you can make more if you want. I add a little nutmeg to the sauce too. Some time/money savers - if available, purchase already cut up squash at the store. Also, frozen spinach works fine, just be sure to drain it. And with most CL recipes, it requires more salt, pepper, red pepper, and thyme than the recipe calls for. Whole wheat noodles add great texture as well. Finally, I have assembled the final dish and left it in the fridge until ready to cook - that works fine if you need to prepare ahead.

  • trim2gofast Posted: 03/13/10
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    Love this recipe. I agree it is time consuming and doesn't have enough sauce. I put the recipe into MS Word and separated it into stages and printed in a larger font. Makes it much easier to follow. I made two at Christmas, but only served one and froze the other. I served it at New Year's and everyone loved it. This is a great vegetarian recipe when you are serving a meat eating crowd. It is now my staple recipe when I have a crowd. I had a party and served meat lasagna and this lasagna and had meat leftover and none of this one. ....and I hang with mostly meat eaters.

  • SoonerSinger Posted: 01/24/11
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    This lasagna is decadent, creamy, and packed with flavor! The recipe is written out of order, definitely start with the squash, then the bechamel, then the spinach and noodles. I left the crushed red pepper out because I thought the spice would be an odd pairing with the sweetness of the roasted squash. I also added a splash of white wine to the spinach while sauteeing it. I cut this into 9 servings instead of 8, which makes more sense and cuts the calories to 395/serving. I had some friends over, and everyone had seconds! This is a great weekend dish (it is a bit time consuming) and is impressive for company!

  • SeaBabe Posted: 01/20/11
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    I made this recipe to bring to a pot luck gathering after reading a few of the previous reviews. I wish I had read them all....the instructions are a little off/out of order as someone mentioned. I wish I had seen that comment before embarking on this recipe which is, as stated quite a bit of work. If you make this be sure to cook the butternut squash first....I think after you make it once, you'll find your own method and rythym that will make this a bit easier. I added a slight bit of nutmeg (just a little sprinkle) while wilting the spinach...nutmeg give spinach a nice zap for some reason. I also doubled the sauce recipe after reading that there didn't seem to be enough. I'm happy I did. I also think the next time I make this I will adjust the butter/flour for the sauce...it didn't work well for me, I think more butter with a little less flour will work better. I used whole wheat lasagna to make this a bit healthier. I also sprinkled a little parsley and a tiny bit more crushed red pepper on the top before baking in order to make this look a little prettier. I thought the taste of this was very good. It's not something I would eat often...I am surprised it was in Cooking Light magazine!! But it was rich and very tasty and nice to have a lasagna that was far different from the same-old thing. I would definitely make it again for another pot-luck, or for guests. It was worth the work in my opinion.

  • dinkydoo Posted: 11/18/11
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    Time consuming but had a great outcome. My meat-lover boyfriend enjoyed it and asked that I make it again. Leftovers were just as good and co-workers really enjoyed as well.

  • spicytofu Posted: 11/12/11
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    Great recipe, but I did make a few changes. Like everyone else, I, too, had to increase the ingredients to make the sauce and I just made enough to cover the precooked noodles: 4 cups of milk and 1/3 cup of flour added. And next time I would add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red peppers to give it more taste. For a 9x13 inch baking pan, I needed a total of 12 noodles. As for the time spent cooking, it's about right for assembling a lasagna. While the butternut was in the oven roasting, I got everything else ready. It was very simple and quick enough. My husband and special guest enjoyed it and gave this recipe a 2 thumbs up.

  • amheers Posted: 03/09/12
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    It was ok. Very expensive and time consuming for average result.

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