Chicken and Butternut Squash Lasagne
Butternut squash... :drool:
It's my all time fave vegetable, delicious cooked in everyway!
My all time fave dish?
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
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
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.
- Main Dishes, Pasta