Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Savor a delightful and healthy meal with this Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna recipe. This dish layers tender roasted butternut squash, fresh spinach, and a rich, creamy cheese blend, offering a delicious vegetarian alternative to classic lasagna.


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach
  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce


  1. Preheat the oven: Set your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roast the squash: Combine the cubed butternut squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for about 25-30 minutes until it’s soft and slightly caramelized.
  3. Prepare the noodles: Cook the lasagna noodles as per the instructions on the package. Once done, drain and keep aside.
  4. Mix the cheeses: In a mixing bowl, blend the ricotta cheese, half a cup of Parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and nutmeg.
  5. Assemble the lasagna: Start with a layer of marinara sauce at the bottom of your baking dish. Lay down three lasagna noodles, then spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture on top. Add a layer of half the roasted butternut squash and half the spinach. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella cheese, then cover with some marinara sauce.
  6. Add another layer: Repeat the layering once more with the remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, squash, spinach, and mozzarella. Top off with the remaining marinara sauce.
  7. Finish with cheese: Scatter the remaining Parmesan cheese over the top.
  8. Bake the lasagna: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  9. Cool and serve: Let the lasagna cool slightly before cutting. This helps the layers set and makes serving easier.

This Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna not only brings a burst of flavors but also packs a punch of nutrition, making it a perfect choice for a wholesome family meal or a festive gathering. Enjoy the layers of joy in every bite of this comforting dish!