Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

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Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash Filling:
2 cups butternut squash puree
1 cup ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup milk
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Spinach Filling:
1 cup cooked spinach (8 oz uncooked)
1 cup each ricotta and mozzarella cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
Other Ingredients:
10 oz lasagna noodles, cooked (for gluten free, use Tinkyada brown rice lasagna noodles)
1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (on top)
Italian seasoning, Paprika, and Basil
Preheat oven to 375 F. Butternut Squash Filling: For this filling, you will need to have pre-cooked butternut squash puree. Using food processor, combine 2 cups of butternut squash puree with Ricotta cheese, milk, salt and nutmeg. Add more milk if needed (to make the butternut squash filling very creamy). Mix very well, taste and add more salt, if needed. Spinach Filling: Combine spinach, Ricotta cheese, mozzarella, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix, taste, and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Grease the lasagna dish lightly with olive oil spray. Spread 1/3 of butternut squash filling on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle lightly with mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked lasagna noodles without overlapping. Spread half of spinach filling over the noodles. Top lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked noodles. Spread another layer (1/3) of butternut squash mixture, then sprinkle lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked noodles. Spread the remaining half of spinach filling over the noodles. Top lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with the final layer of cooked noodles. Spread a generous amount of butternut squash filling (the remaining 1/3) over this final layer of noodles, sprinkle with grated Parmesan and remaining mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 cup of mozzarella). Generously sprinkle the cheese with Italian seasoning, paprika, basil. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 min. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes.

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