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Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

The combination of sweet roasted squash, creamy bechamel sauce and fresh herbs result in a flavorful and delicious Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna.

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Happy Sunday! I’ve made you Lasagna! With Roasted Butternut Squash!! Eeeeek! SO GOOD!

It’s been nearly a bazillion years since I last shared a lasagna recipe. I thought it was time to change that because this Butternut Squash Lasagna is the best thing, yet. 

Oh me goodness. This lasagna was the talk of the town (household) for daaaaays when I first made it, some 2 months ago. I know I waited too long to try this, but it isn’t my fault. It’s the Hubs. He is really picky about his food. Like, annoyingly picky!

You know those kids that are SO picky with their food, but they eventually grow out of it?! Well, that’s my husband. Except he never grew out of it.

He practically begged me on hands and knees not to add squash to the lasagna; “PLEASE! Leave my lasagna meaty and tomato-ey! I beg you! Please!!” His.exact.words.

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Things got even more interesting when he saw me whip out the rosemary. Oh I wish you could have seen his face! The guy was ready to cry.

He hates rosemary and always whines about how it smells like soap. He then made a remark about making himself fried eggs for dinner. I just went on about my biznass, totally ignoring him, as I usually do… Believe me, you would, too, because 99% of the time he LOVES the food that comes out of this kitchen.

The results were just as I expected. I honestly don’t know what to saaaaaaaaay! I don’t know how to best describe this insanely delicious lasagna! It’s cheesy, it’s creamy, it’s gooey, it’s sweet, it’s salty… it’s it’s it’s!!!

Do I have to convince you to try it?! I mean, don’t these ingredients say it all? We’re talking butternut squash, bechamel sauce, rosemary, chili powder, garlic… MMMMM!

Or how about the photos? Those always speak volumes, right?

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Even if you don’t think you like squash or rosemary, you will love them, together, in this one-dish meal. Oh yeah! To add, it’s also a one-dish meal!! SCORE! Less things to wash, more food to eat!


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Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Katerina | Diethood
The combination of sweet roasted squash, creamy bechamel sauce and fresh herbs result in a flavorful, cozy Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna.
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 8 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 3- pound butternut squash , peeled, seeded and chopped into 1-inch chunks.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh snipped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • no-boil Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Combine chopped squash, olive oil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and toss to coat.
  • Spread the squash in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast the squash in the oven for 40 minutes, stirring once or twice, until soft.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat butter over in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in flour.
  • Slowly add milk and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook and stir frequently until thickened and bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove squash from oven and reduce oven temperature to 375.
  • Stir butternut squash, rosemary and chili powder into sauce.
  • Butter a 3-quart casserole dish.
  • Spoon 1/2-cup of the sauce on the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • Layer three to four of the no-bake noodles on top of sauce.
  • Spread one-third of the sauce on top of the noodles.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the Pamesan cheese.
  • Repeat layering noodles, sauce, and Parmesan cheese two more times.
  • Pour whipping cream over entire dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover dish with foil.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Uncover and continue to bake for 10 more minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
  • Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • Cut and serve.


Calories: 392 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 26 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 305 mg | Potassium: 967 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 25025 IU | Vitamin C: 48.4 mg | Calcium: 378 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: butternut squash lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, veggie lasagna
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35 comments on “Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna”

  1. I made this for a dinner party last night. Really great and much more special than a traditional lasagna. I will keep this recipe and use it again, maybe for the vegetarians at Thanksgiving. I didn’t quite get mixing the sauce with the slices of squash so I laid the squash down in a layer and brushed on the sauce to cover. Lovely recipe.

  2. This looks so delicious. I especially appreciate the options that it gives people with special diets. I have pinned it to my “Taste of Fall” board.

  3. Used this as an inspiration for my own lasagne. blended the squash into the sauce to make it smooth. I also used sage as well. Used ricotta cheese and spinach mixture between layers in place of the parmesan. Didn’t use the heavy cream. AMAZING! Thanks for the jumping off point!

  4. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to try this! I was looking for a recipe that did not use pureed butternut squash but yummy roasted instead :). Can I put it together and bake it the next day or do you think it would be better to bake it and just reheat it the next day. I am cooking today for tomorrow nights dinner?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Judith!! I am so sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner – I was out of town, on a business trip in Minneapolis. I hope you still have a chance to make this today! It’s wonderful!! I would bake it, first, and then reheat it the next day in the oven. Let me know if you need anything else! Have a great Sunday!!

  5. I love me some whipping cream but don’t have any… I have everything else! Can I make it without or does that “make” the dish? (2 year old twins make a quick trip to the store not so quick!)

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Amanda!! Believe me, I understand! I have two kids, not twins, but it’s SO tough going to the store just to get a loaf of bread. ๐Ÿ™‚
      You can use half and half, if you have it, but you can also use 3/4 cup milk and 5 tablespoons butter … melt the butter and let cool. Whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until well blended. Use right away. Hope this helps!! Let me know how it goes! Have a great day!!

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    Good things happen when one pours whipping cream over anything. Thanks, Kate–I need to add no boil noodles to my list and make this lasagna this winter.

      1. Absolutlely loved it! With microbrewed beer + rain outside = perfect evening in. And tomorrow … leftovers! Thanks!!

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Ooooh that sounds like the perfect night!! SO glad you enjoyed it! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Just bought butternut squash today and now I’m in the mood of making this dish! It is getting a little cold here and this will make my family happy at the dinner table!

  8. What a great new version of lasagna for me to try. My daughter and I (the non-carnivores) in my family would adore this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Katerina!
    I love this recipe and I’m planning on making it this week. I was reading through the instructions and I noticed that it calls for garlic but I didn’t see it in the ingredient list. Could you please add it in? I’m so looking forward to trying this. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Sorry about that, Rosa!! It’s fixed now. ๐Ÿ™‚ You will need 4 cloves of garlic. Hope you love it as much as we do! Have a great day!!

  10. What a very tasty lasagne! I’ve ever used the no-cook noodles, but it looks like they work great. This looks scrumptious!

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    I have been wanting to make lasagna like this for a long time and I just keep putting it off and off…I need to make this NOW!!

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    Roasting butternut sure brings out the best. The lasagna looks so gooey and good. The cheese just makes everything crazy good.
    Love it.

  13. This is the most beautiful lasagna I’ve ever seen! Great flavours.

    Lol! I love the smell of rosemary…I’d love to get my hands on rosemary scented soap, and shampoo, and cologne. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Now that looks like my kind of dinner. Any chance I can stop by for a taste? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    This is right up my alley! I’ve never liked tomato sauce but butternut squash is delicious. Love this comforting dish!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    This lasagna is absolute perfection! I’ve been meaning to make more butternut squash recipes too!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This is gorgeous and you take amazing photos! White, glistening, cheesy food, comfort food in a pan – you have like 5 things working against you, and the images are gorgeous! And I’m sure it tastes even better. Pinned.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Thank you SO much, Averie!! I truly appreciate that, especially coming from you! xo It really was tough to photograph the lasagna, but it all worked out in the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

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