Butternut Squash & Kale Lasagna

This is a delicious three layer lasagna. Starting with a white alfreado sauce base, we use thinly sliced butternut squash, oven-ready & gluten free lasagna sheets interspersed with very thinly sliced kale ribbons. This is a nice, warm and hearty dish that is sure to fill up your whole family. Recipe makes 6 slices which leaves some leftovers or seconds if you just don’t have room in your refrigerator.

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Butternut Squash & Kale Lasagna

Three layer lasagna with thinly sliced butternut squash, kale and a white alfredo sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 521kcal


  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 6 tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 lbs Butternut Squash Skinned, Cored & Thinly Sliced – Mandoline
  • 4 cups Lacinato Kale Stemmed & Very Thinly Sliced
  • 6 Oven-ready Lasagna Sheets (Gluten Free)
  • 1 1/2 cups Gruyère Grated


  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground


  • Preheat oven to 350 DegF
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Melt 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) butter and then add flour; whisk constantly for 30 seconds or until foaming. Whisk in the Milk, Salt and Pepper; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes – stir occasionally – until thickened.
  • Spread/lay ingredients into the 8 Inch Baking Sheet in the following order
    -Milk/Flour Mixture
    -Oven-Ready Lasagna Sheets
    -Very Thinly Sliced
    -Thinly Sliced Squash
    -Milk/Flour Mixture
    -Oven-Ready Lasagna Sheets
    -Very Thinly Sliced
    -Thinly Sliced Squash
    -Milk/Flour Mixture
    -Oven-Ready Lasagna Sheets
    Top with the Gruyère, cover with foil and put into the oven; bake for 60 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • Uncover and broil until the top is golden brown; a few minutes longer. Allow the lasagna to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14379IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 596mg | Iron: 1mg
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Adapted from “Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna” found in RealSimple.com | October 2013 by Charlyne Mattox