ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SAUSAGE LASAGNA
I am absolutely in love with this #lasagna When I say that this is the most amazing lasagna I've ever made and tried, I am not exaggerating! My family and staff agree! And they are my toughest critics!
It's on our family Christmas menu now!
It sure is a labor of love, and I recommend making the pasta and the pureé the day before, so you're not in the kitchen all day!
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-10 pasta sheets
-2 small #butternutsquash
-8 italian sausages
-400 gr #fontina
-75 gr #Parmigianoreggiano
-750ml 2% milk
-250 ml cream
-1/2 cup butter
-1/2 cup AP flour
-1/2 cup white wine
-1/4 cup EVOO
-1/2 tsp freshly grated #nutmeg
1.Heat oven to 375F°
2.Cut the butternut in half, scoop seeds out.Place on a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with salt and thyme.
3.Bake for 45-60 minutes or until soft.
4.Take casing off of the sausage, and add them ito a hot, large pan.
6.Add the wine and cook for a few minutes breaking them up with a spoon.
7.Add the minced shallot and cook until caramelized.
8.Once squash is cooked and cool enough to handle,scoop the pulp out and place it in a bowl.
9.Take 3 cups of butternut pulp and place them in a separate bowl.You can freeze the rest of the pulp for another recipe.
10.Make the roux for the bechamel, by melting the butter in a small pot on low.Add flour and whisk for 3 minutes.
11.Add the milk and cream that you have previously heated, to the roux and keep stirring until thickened and flour doesn't taste raw anymore.About 7-10 minutes.
12.Season with salt and nutmeg.
13.Wether you're using fresh, homemade or dry pasta sheets, you need to cook them for at least 3 minutes.Huge difference!
14. Cook the pasta sheets and lay them on clean kitchen towls.
14.Add 1 cup of bechamel to the butternut and puree with a blender.
15.Assemble the lasagna in a baking dish,starting with bechamel,pureé,sausage,cheese and bechamel.
Repeat 2 more times.Top last layer with bechamel and cheese. Bake at 375°for 45 minutes.