Pumpkin Lasagna

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A twist on the popular Italian main dish. If you like pumpkin, this lasagna recipe may become a new tradition in your home.

Pumpkin Lasagna
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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
40 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 12 dried lasagna noodles

  • 8 ounce shiitake or porcini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

  • 8 ounce cremini or button mushrooms, sliced

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 slices bacon, cut crossways into 1/4 inch strips

  • 1 ½ cup chopped onion

  • 3 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 2 tsp. dried leaf sage, crushed

  • 2 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • ¾ cup whole milk or half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 3/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 15 ounce carton ricotta cheese

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into thin slices

  • 6 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano cheese, finely shredded (1-1/2 cups)

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; set aside. In skillet cook mushrooms and 3/4 teaspoon salt in hot olive oil over medium heat until tender and no liquid remains. Remove; set aside. Add bacon to skillet; cook until crisp. Remove; set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add onion; cook in drippings until tender. Add sage; cook 30 seconds. Add the pumpkin, milk, pepper, vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat through.

  2. In a greased 3-quart oval baking dish spread 1/2 cup pumpkin sauce. Cover bottom of dish with 4 noodles, trimming to fit. Spread one-third of sauce over noodles. Layer with one-third each of mushrooms, bacon, ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Repeat layers twice. Bake, uncovered, in 400 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
25g Fat
27g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 806mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 555.3mg 43%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 435mg 9%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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