Not just any lasagna—butternut squash lasagna.
Let me just start out by saying that I hate making lasagna. Dennis makes a kick ass lasagna. Since he loves eating it I tell him if he wants it, he has to make it.
I found this recipe a while back and have been dying to try it, so when I suggested it for Christmas dinner Dennis said, “Sure, I’ll eat butternut squash lasagna---if you make it.”
Damn. I got burned with my own philosophy.
It took me about an hour to assemble and an hour to cook (not including the sauce that took me about 2 hours to make) but it was well worth the trouble.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
I adapted this recipe from Cooking Light. You can access the original recipe here.
I basically halved the recipe. It called for 2 8x8 pans, and since there are only two of us and one small, mostly packed freezer, I decided one would be plenty.
As I was layering everything in my pan, I kept saying, “There’s no way all this stuff is going to FIT!” but it did. Be sure to put a cookie sheet underneath to catch the drippings. I didn’t do this, so halfway through I had to pull it out and clean out the oven (did I say I had to? I meant Dennis had to…)
So yeah, this was GOOD. I highly recommend this recipe. I’d never made lasagna before this, and even with my aforementioned hatred of making lasagna, I would make this again.
Merry Christmas ya’ll!