Pumpkin Lasagna

My co-worker forwarded me this recipe last week, and I knew I had to try it. “It sounds like something you’d like!” she said. Hm, she knows my taste buds well πŸ˜€

I made a lot of modifications to this recipe because 1) I had read the recipe reviews and 2) going into the weekend I didn’t want a ton of pumpkin lasagna to eat…especially since Mr. P’s reaction to this dish was unpredictable and I might’ve ended up eating it all. Leftovers are great, but when there’s just the 2 of us, enough is enough after awhile, you know? Just like I hope I’m not sick of chili for a lifetime by the end of football season and my Chili Contest πŸ˜‰

…I digress. Pumpkin Lasagna, voila!

Pumpkin Lasagna adapted from Taste of Home

1/2 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 can (15 ounces) 2 1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 1 cup half-and-half cream
1 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
Dash of pepper
9 no-cook whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 3/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large pot, boil water and cook noodles until they are bendable but not quite al dentΓ©. Rinse with cold water and keep submerged until you use them.

In a small skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt in the oil until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin, half-and-half, sage, pepper, and remaining salt.

Spread ~1/2 cup pumpkin sauce in an 9in x 9in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles (snip off approx. 2″ of each noodle so they fit in the dish). Spread ~1 cup pumpkin sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of mushroom mixture, 3/4 cup ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce.

Cover and bake at 375Β° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 360 calories; 17.5 g. fat; 56 mg. cholesterol; 619 mg. sodium; 34 g. carbohydrate; 7.5 g. fiber; 22.5 g. protein

Result: Mr. P and I agreed…this recipe was either going to be a good one or a complete bust. And…it was good! Really good! The recipe reviews all said to use more mushrooms and the recipe needed more sauce, so with both of those changes, it was great! I love that the lasagna is carbohydrate friendly and high in protein despite being a vegetarian entree. The 7.5 grams of fiber is a bonus, too! Be sure to let the lasagna sit for AT LEAST 10 minutes…15 is better. Mr. P said he enjoyed it, too. He said it wasn’t THE BEST recipe ever, but he liked it and ate every bite. I’d say that’s a success!

Mr. P is now requesting pumpkin bread, so that’s probably what I’ll do with some of the remaining pumpkin! I guess I know what I’ll be doing for birthday boy this weekend πŸ˜‰

Question: What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin? Would you think you would like pumpkin lasagna?

TGIF,

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35 Comments

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35 responses to “Pumpkin Lasagna

  1. Hahah I would like this, but I’ve seen it before and always tell my husband it would be his worst nightmare – he hates pumpkin, ricotta and lasagna!

  2. brannyboilsover

    Yum! MY favorite recipe for lasagna is actually a pumpkin white bean variety.

  3. Sounds great to me!!! Now I just need some wheat-free noodles…

    I’m serving pumpkin bread for dessert tonight πŸ™‚ With vanilla ice cream, of course. That is, if we don’t go to dinner…. to be lazy, or not…that’s the question!

  4. I love pumpkin lasagna. I make mine with sausage, zucchini, and pumpkin and now it’s become a fall staple.

  5. Nicole, this sounds delicious!! I’ve never had pumpkin in lasagna before! Sounds perfect πŸ™‚

  6. Erica

    Yum! This looks really good! I really want to make this since I love love pumpkin and mushrooms.
    My favorite pumpkin dish is a pumpkin dessert and that is pumpkin bread. Where I attended college, they would always sell pumpkin bread in the morning and within an hour it was gone πŸ™‚

  7. Rachel Palmieri

    I’m making a pumpkin risotto tonight for dinner but am excited to try out your lasagna recipe. I love fall!!!

  8. This looks so yummy. I love my pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes and pumpkin spice cake. So healthy and good! I also do a pumpkin sauce over raviolis but will definitely try this lasagna. Thanks!

  9. Not a pumpkin fan but found a pumpkin and mango chutney bread I think on WW. Really love it; although I admit to including mango jam instead of chutney. Smells better πŸ™‚

  10. It’s no secret that I love pumpkin… in oats, yogurt, lattes, pies, muffins, breads, cookies, bars, etc. I am planning to experiment with savory pumpkin dishes this fall, and this lasagna sounds yummy. I’m going to make a pumpkin mac & cheese soon – hopefully it turns out well!

  11. That sounds good. It reminds me of pumpkin ravoili, which I love. Still, my favorite lasagna is the plain old marinara one. I don’t eat it often–because it’s so unhealthy–but sometimes when I’m out at an Italian restaurant and want to splurge that’s what I pick.

  12. Oh wow– I would love this!!! Bookmark!

  13. This sounds awesome. I always think, that’s one lucky hubby. You seem to make a lot of stellar recipes!

  14. I don’t know if I would actually like pumpkin lasagna. I like using pumpkin in baked goods or mixing with yogurt

  15. Thats something new, using pumpkin for lasagna is quiet interesting,but love to try it to know how it will taste like…

  16. Mo

    Oooh, I probably would like this! I adore pumpkin!

    My favorite way to use pumpkin is no doubt pumpkin bread. There’s something magical about it. πŸ˜›

  17. Um, heck yeah I would try this! I LOVE anything and everything pumpkin. I am copying this recipe now. πŸ™‚

    My favorite way to eat pumpkin….gosh. It’s a toss up between pumpkin cookies (I have 2 recipes, both are out of this world) and a new recipe I tried last year – pasta with a creamy pumpkin sauce and chicken sausage….mmmm.

  18. I just love everything pumpkin!
    This lasagna sounds so good! I am glad it ended up being a success. I love the idea of using pumpkin in a more savory dish.
    Have a great weekend, Nicole!

  19. Hmmm, I tried pumpkin in my oatmeal after reading so many posts about it but I wasn’t crazy about it though. Still, that pumpkin lasagna looks good.

    I think that I would also have to find a substitute for the ricotta as well… And, dang, I want to come and eat at your house but I’m sure that you hear that frequently.

  20. I’m making freezer meals on Sunday and this one is going to be made. It sounds wonderful!

  21. Grad Skool Girl

    As someone who loves pumpkin (but not even necessarily for its taste-which is still excellent-but more for its fall-ish-ness and nutritional merits!), I can’t wait to try this pumpkin lasagna recipe. I was planning on making a butternut squash and sage lasagna, but since I have pumpkin, perhaps I’ll try that. Or maybe a mix of roasted butternut squash chunks and pumpkin sauce? We shall see.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Leah @ Why Deprive?

    Never in my life would I have thought to put pumpkin in lasagna, but actually, it seems kind of genius.

  23. It would be very tricky to have this pumpkin lasagna around our house. It looks amazing. I have never had a dish like this, but I know with my great love of pumpkin I would be smitten. xo

  24. I’ve never heard of putting pumpkin in a lasagna, but that sounds WONDERFUL!! πŸ™‚ I love making pumpkin bread!! That is definitely my favorite way to eat it!! πŸ™‚

  25. Hmm, that sounds…interesting. I’ll take your word for it that it was good!

  26. Pumpkin is all over the blog world lately. I never would have thought of doing pumpkin lasagna!

  27. I am a serious pumpkin addict, so this is definitely going into my recipe rotation! I might have to make the full recipe though…I don’t think I could ever get sick of it!

  28. Wow, does this lasagna look amazing! Pumpkin and ricotta are really great together. I hope Mr. Prevention has a wonderful birthday!

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  30. Oh my gosh..I need to try this soooooon!!!

  31. Wow, this is right up my alley too – YUM!!

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  33. Liz

    I love everything pumpkin but usually stick to sweet rather than savory. I finally got a chance to make this – wow! It is delicious!

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