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Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna-Weight Watchers

Here’s another favorite recipe from the archives.  Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna.  Some of my favorite recipes happen when my pantry doors are bulging and I refuse to go to the grocery store.

An open box of lasagna noodles, a butternut squash waiting patiently to be called to duty, an onion, pecans, a box of frozen chopped spinach, Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Wedges, milk, flour, seasonings and parmesan cheese are all ingredients we typically have on hand.  A little creativity brings it all together.

Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna-Weight Watchers

Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lasagna noodles boiled according to package instructions
  • 1 small butternut squash peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 small onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For the cream sauce…

  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 1 Tbl. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb wedges
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • pinch cayenne

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss sliced butternut squash and onions in olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, and Mrs. Dash. Spread in a single layer on a shallow baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped pecans for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Meanwhile, cook Lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain, run under cool water and reserve.
  • Squeeze thawed spinach in paper towels to remove all liquid.

For the cream sauce…

  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, dust in flour and stir until bubbly. Slowly whisk in milk and allow to come up to a low boil. Remove from heat. Add in Laughing Cow wedges, 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, and seasoning. Stir until well blended.

To assemble…

  • Coat a 1.5 quart small baking dish with cooking spray. Cover the bottom with a little cream sauce. Add a layer of lasagna noodles, spinach, butternut squash, caramelized onion, and toasted pecans. Top with a layer of creamed sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. Repeat.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.