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Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne




Butternut squash... :drool:
It's my all time fave vegetable, delicious cooked in everyway!
My all time fave dish?
Lasagne.
So why not mix the two faves together?!
The result was pure, creamy, melt in your mouth, comforting textures and flavors.
To tell you the truth, it was the BEST lasagne I have ever made!
So please, take the time to make this piece of heaven for your next dinner. :D

Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne

Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne

Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne

Ingredients

1 butternut squash (about 3 cups, cubed)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tsp oregano
3 skinless chicken breasts (or use leftover chicken)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
400g can of chopped tomatoes
no-cook lasagne sheets (or fresh, like me)
2 tsbp butter/margarine
3 tbsp plain flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC.

Peel and cut the butternut squash into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with 1 tsp of oregano, season with salt and pepper and roast until its tender.

Chop the chicken breasts into small pieces (or shred up leftover chicken). Heat a tbsp of olive oil, add the garlic and let it get nice and to a light brown color. Add the chicken and cook.
Now add the tomatoes and herbs, let it simmer for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and cover it.

Meanwhile, make the béchamel sauce (white sauce).
Melt the butter and then whisk in the flour. Let the paste cook for a minute then add the milk, a little at a time, whisking well so you wont have any small lumps (do this in medium heat).
If it gets too thick add in more milk, or if it isn't creamy enough add in more flour. Once its done add in the nutmeg and stir until its well mixed in.

In a 30cm square lasagne dish add a small layer of the chicken and tomato sauce (use about one third of the mixture, don’t worry if it doesn’t completely cover the bottom of the dish). Top with a layer of lasagne and top this with half the roasted butternut squash and 1/2 cup of cheese. Add another layer of lasagne, followed by chicken and tomato sauce. Top this with the remaining butternut squash and 1/2 cup of cheese. Add another layer of lasagne, top with the remaining chicken and tomato sauce, top with another lasagne layer, pour the white sauce all over and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake for 45 minutes and serve.





Calster Calster 4 years 9 weeks
Can't wait to try this out!
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
This was lovely! Very filling but delicious, and I'm not the greatest fan of bns.
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
ok - i agree on not agreeing :)
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
Oh. In my world we share recipes and give credit to our inspiration. I can see we won't be agreeing on this :) . Have a good afternoon, too (I am also in Europe).
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
Thank you Roger - now - let us just leave it that way - it is always YOUR recipe when YOU cook it - because YOU do sth special with it - some blow it - some make it extra super special - i am fm a gastronomic family - father - his father my grandmother fm my mother - my dad (cooked/cooks for 2700 and maybe also only 5 people ;) ) - so he blew many things - but he also created masterpieces which nobody ever thought of. I can tell that my dad can be said in one line with P. Bocuse and i mean it - word for word... so - i am sure - you can always do sth better - when i make my Florentine cookies - i do not use regular cream - i do use special cream :) so they are so much differently - but i would not even reveal that in my recipes :) maybe now - we get closer to individuality :) you are you - you have your own special fingerprint and your own special character - :) wish you a great evening - i hv to go to school - (i am in Europe :) ) CYA
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
I didn't mean to post my original point twice btw (I just couldn't see it on screen). Yes, maybe I did sound like I was making an accusation, but it was the "all outta my head" tag which confused me. The recipes are exactly the same, pretty much word for word, so that seemed odd to me to have that tag. I love food, foodie people, sharing recipes, inspiring each other (indeed I came here specifically to use this recipe, and am following it today), and have drooled over some of CS's delicious looking photos. Credit where credit is due though in my world. And I agree wholeheartedly with you on what goes around comes around.
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
well - we have a saying in German: what you call into the woods - will return - Translated into "perfect English" it would be what goes round comes round - You are you - CS = CS - and i = i - so respectful and maybe once in a while only a question which is harmless like - oh - did you read this - hey - it looks exactly the same like your recipe - your comment sounded as if she was accused... and do we need that?
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
I don't really understand your point in your last post.
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
no - if you knew her - you would not have written that in the first place :) - no offense - i am just a very good friend of hers and i speak up my mind - yes - i know - that is VERY dangerous - yet - YOU DO EXACTLY THE SAME :)
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
How is my pointing out that the recipe was written before an insult?! I looked at her blog and thought there were loads of lovely things on there, so I'm not casting aspertions on her cooking (I'm even making the lasagne myself today), the recipe & photos are accompanied by a "all outta my head" comment which led me to believe the OP was saying she'd made it up, when as you can see from the link in the other blog someone else did.
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
CS - Thank you for sharing - i have not been on Sugar then ;) but it looks like MELTING in our mouths not in our hands ;) :HUG:
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 42 weeks
Hi Sweet Roger104 - she tried it - she NEVER wrote it is fm her - and she cooked it - these are her photos - so please - if you have got time in your hands to insult others - then work in politics - they do that constantly - CS does a great job and is really a fantastic cook and baker - so pls - spend your time more preciously ok? :HUG: and xxx - ivee :)
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
This is EXACTLY the same as a recipe written before yours. http://www.eattherightstuff.com/blog/2007/12/6/autumnal-chicken-and-butternut-squash-lasagne.html
Roger104 Roger104 4 years 42 weeks
Allout of your own head? How come it's exactly the same as this recipe?! http://www.eattherightstuff.com/blog/2007/12/6/autumnal-chicken-and-butternut-squash-lasagne.html
saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 11 weeks
hmmmmm :drool: I have to try this one
maisiegirl maisiegirl 6 years 22 weeks
I love this dish!!! I've served it during the Christmas holidays and it is delish!!!!
roq5 roq5 6 years 22 weeks
oh my. I am gonna have to try this ;) do you cater? ;p
LisaK LisaK 6 years 22 weeks
That does look amazing :drool:
LucaBella LucaBella 6 years 22 weeks
Mmmmmm, can't wait to try it!
liciababe liciababe 6 years 22 weeks
ooOooOOOOoOh i can't wait to try this
Princess_Mimi Princess_Mimi 6 years 22 weeks
this looks outstanding CS! great recipe and pictures. :D 2morrow im making this for dinner! thnx
GirlC GirlC 6 years 22 weeks
Wow - adding another of your recipes to my favourites!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 6 years 22 weeks
Well, that just looks amazing. lol I might eat my screen. :rotfl: _________________________ "I can’t believe it." "That is why you fail." :yoda: