roasted butternut squash & corn lasagna
layered with corn tortilla, shredded mozzarella, and tomatillo sauce
Already? The school year is winding to a close. It’s time to thank the parent volunteers for their energy, support, and dedication in helping maintain the library at Rolling Hills Country Day School. As is tradition, our librarian recognizes all the parent volunteers at a special “Luncheon in the Library” held in their honor. Not only is Mrs. Love an inspiring passionate librarian and mother of three Country Day students, she is also a fabulous cook! I’m thrilled to have her share her recipe here, it was a smashing success (vegetarian & gluten-free too)!
Mrs. Love’s Super Yummy Library Lunch Lasagna Recipe
A crowd-pleaser every time, this delicious lasagna is unique and sure to impress….
Roast some (2 or 3) butternut squash in a shallow baking dish with about 1/2 cup of water and a generous pour of extra virgin olive oil for about 45-60 minutes.
While that is roasting, very slowly sauté an onion or two and a bunch of fresh chopped garlic. I let this cook slowly for at least 20 minutes. Also roast some corn with sea salt and olive oil in the oven at 400° for about 15 minutes.
When you can gently put a butter knife through the squash, pull it out and let it cool just a bit until it is easy to handle.
Scoop out the squash into a large mixing bowl, and salt and pepper it generously to taste.
Add your cooked onion, garlic, and roasted corn and mix that all up….continue to salt and pepper as needed.
Time to layer it up!!!!
If you have tomatillos on hand you can make your own tomatillo sauce, however, I find it just as yummy and much easier to buy my favorite at the market.
Using a lasagna pan, start with a layer of corn tortillas, then add a layer of squash mixture, then your tomatillo sauce, and lots of cheese, I use shredded mozzarella….monterey jack or buffalo mozzarella would also be yummy!
Continue layering until your pan is full…cook at 375° covered for 30 minutes, then uncover and cook for another 30 minutes. Until golden brown.
Served with a side of black beans & spanish rice, and extra tomatillo sauce…..delectable!!!!
Oh yes, don’t forget to bring it all home with a couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce…..
And for those who like to cool it down, try some creme fraiche or sour cream!!
A nice dry white wine and you’ve got yourself a dream of a meal!
Thank you, Mrs. Love, for the wonderful library luncheon and for sharing this terrific recipe!
Oh, and do take her advice and give it a try with your favorite hot sauce splashed on top!
19 thoughts on “butternut squash lasagna, tomatillo sauce”
Sounds delicious. Please post your favorite commercial tomatillo sauce and how much you use.
Hi Andrea – I like Frontera Tomatillo Salsa by Rick Bayless
As for the amount, simply spread a layer of sauce, using a spatula to spread it out to cover the squash mixture, about 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick.
Please let us know if you make it!
Yum! This looks delicious, and who doesn’t love hot sauce?!
What a lovely event – and that lasagna and sauce is perfect together!
Wonderful event…wish I was there to eat up all that food. 😉 Mrs. Love? That’s her real name? I LOVE it!
It’s officially winter here and this looks a perfect dish for a cold night! Have a beautiful weekend, Lori Lynn.
A lovely event and the lasagna with butternut squash sounds amazing, especially with the delicious and flavorful tomatillo sauce!
Oh – corn tortillas as a base. This is grand – and I must try tomatillo sauce (I’ve never had it). I definintely would like this as part of a buffet for glutent intolerant and vegetarian friends. Good librarians are worth their weight in gold.
I love butternut squash and I’m always looking for an excuse to eat lasagna. 🙂 Nice twist to do it with a Mexican flair.
This is a version I’d never have thought of and I’m not sure I even know what tomatillos taste like, but I’d be thrilled to arrive a luncheon and have that waiting for me.
Luncheon in the Library, how quaint! Sounds like a fun event and the pics are awesome. I don’t think it’s possible for you to have an ordinary event or photos.
Lovely presentation. You have a great collection of recipes and I adore your blog!!
There’s a long time that i don’t stop by here, I had forgotten how good your blog.is I was a little lethargic, but now and again taken up my blog. I love lasagna and I love butternut squash, I really want to try t.
Hi Sylvia! Welcome back! Looking forward to following your blog again as well! I’ve always loved your beautiful photography.
Love the twists on the lasagne. It’s fresh, healthy and I’m sure delicious. I would have never thought to use a tomatillo sauce but I bet it punched up the flavor quite a bit. Yum!
Hi Lori Lynn,
You tell Mrs Love that I love her lasagna, and I would find it very appropriate for my Menu Malbec!
Mrs Love..What a wonderful name!! (Well, here in France, it might get you into trouble, though ;D
What a nice recipe! I love butternut squash, so a dish that features it gets my complete and undivided attention. I love the READ sign in the photo.
This looks absolutely exquisite! Butternut Squash is a perfect texture for a lasagna. Wish I’d thought of this myself, but at least I found it here! This is a must make and soon. Thanks for introducing us to Mrs. Love and her wonderful recipe!
Love this recipe! What a creative dish- I can’t wait to try this!!! Im with you and love the Frontera Grill Tomatillo sauce too!