The squash is grated and the leeks are sautéed and then layered with a creamy white sauce and whole wheat pasta for a dish that will revolutionize pasta night in your house.
Tip: To toast pine nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
- 10 oz. whole wheat lasagna noodles
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 6 cups sliced leeks
- ½ cup flour
- 4 cups skim milk
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 med. butternut squash
- 6 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
- ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9″x13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package instructions.
- Melt butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pan oven over medium heat. Add leeks and cook until softened (5-6 minutes). Stir flour into leeks and cook until nutty (1-2 minutes).
- Whisk in milk in a slow stream and cook, whisking constantly, until thick and bubbling (8-10 minutes). Whisk in thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Remove from the heat.
- Grate the butternut squash in a food processor.
- Assemble lasagna in the prepared baking dish by layering noodles, sauce, squash, and cheese three times.
- Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbling and lightly browned (30-45 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes before serving and serve topped with pine nuts.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||6.34%|
|Saturated Fat 23g||0.80%|
|Trans Fat 2.5g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 10g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 150g||0.00%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Includes 6g Added Sugars||331.00%|
|Sugar Alcohol 25g|
|Other Carbohydrate 4g|
|Vitamin D 0.4mcg||30%|
|Vitamin A 0.3mcg||25%|
|Vitamin C 6.6mg||40%|
|Vitamin E 0.5mg||25%|
|Vitamin K 107.2mcg||25%|
|Vitamin B6 340.8mg||25%|
|Vitamin B12 116.8mcg||30%|
|Copper 0mg||MILK,TREE NUTS,WHEAT%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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