Pumpkin Lasagna

Ugh, I promise I am going to give you guys some recipes that don’t include Pumpkin…..next July. Just kidding, next week… But for now, another pumpkin recipe. It’s really good if that makes up for my pumpkineyness. I just love pumpkins.

See?

Before last night I had never made a lasagna… I always thought they took SO long to prepare and I’m more of an instant gratification kind of girl. If it takes longer than 30 minutes and doesn’t involve a crock pot – I’m OUT!

Oh and Adam if you are reading this there was TOTALLY ground turkey in there πŸ˜‰

Pumpkin Lasagna (Vegetarian)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 5 ounces (or 21 ounces) fresh mozzarella, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons earth balance butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1 (1 lb) box no boil – whole wheat lasagna sheets

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Shred 12 ounces of mozzarella and mix with the ricotta in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In a 2 quart pot, melt butter on low heat. Add garlic and brown lightly. Stir in pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup,  cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir until it’s all warm. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Smear a thin layer of pumpkin mixture on the bottom of a 9Γ—13 glass baking dish.

5. Place 3 lasagna sheets across. Smooth a layer of ricotta/mozzarella on. Smooth a layer of pumpkin mixture on top. Repeat until you have 5 layers of pasta, cheese, pumpkin. (You will use 15 lasagna sheets in total so there may be extra sheets in the box.)

6. Let sit for 5 minutes and slice squares to serve

7. Eat your sweet, ooey and gooey lasagna.

I loved the sweetness of this lasagna – If you are in the mood for something new, definitely try this… If you are looking for an original lasagna, you’ll have to spend more time on it.

I also highly suggest washing it down with a couple squares of heaven.

If there’s any left in stores that is… Because I plan on wiping every Trader Joes clear of them.

Happy Friday!!!

QUESTIONS: Have you ever made a homemade lasagna? I cant believe this was my first time.

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31 Responses to “Pumpkin Lasagna”

  1. Your homemade lasagna looks amazing! I actually have never made my own lasagna but would love to one day!

    Happy Weekend!!! xoxo ❀

  2. Love the ingredients in this. You are very creative! Looks delicious!

  3. That lasagna looks delicious! I love that you added pumpkin to it. πŸ™‚

    I’ve made homemade lasagna before with ground turkey, and spinach. It came out really good.

  4. mmhmmm. i think you made the veggie version!

  5. I have never made my own… but if I do, I want to add pumpkin to it! This looks rather glorious πŸ™‚ Happy weekend!

  6. I recently made a butternut squash lasagna that was balls to the wall! I left out some of the extra cinnamon because I didn’t want mine too sweet. Looks good girl!

  7. OK first of all that lasagna looks bomb-diggity, and second, I am as obsessed with pumpkin things as you are so keep the amazing recipes coming! My only qualm is that I prefer fresh pumpkin over canned puree, but I’m guessing the puree is more dehydrated and thus better equipped to hold the lasagna together?

  8. Woahhh. Lasagna involving pumpkin? Yes PLEASE!

  9. Cutest picture ever!

  10. Lasagna is the only thing I can cook. I wish I was kidding about that.

    I wasn’t impressed with this particular TJ’s chocolate bar…not sure it if it’s the caramel I don’t care for? I should send you my extra bar. πŸ™‚

  11. I really like the TASTE of lasagna. but I hardly ever make it because it’s a pain in the bum (I think). Same with stuffed shells.

  12. I have not yet tackled the lasagna yet. This is partially because of my mom- she makes some pretty amazing stuff and doubles the recipe so she can send a frozen one home with my brother and I from time to time. It’s pretty much awesome.

  13. This is pretty interesting! I’d never thought to mix the two. I’ve made lasagna before, it’s so yummy it’s worth the time it takes!

  14. Am trying tomorrow, did I miss something? How long am I cooking in the oven?

  15. i’ve never made lasagna because i really hate cheese – but i do looove marinara sauce (i may have just finished a jar i bought yesterday) i eat it by dipping veggies in the jar … and straight up with a spoon!

  16. Oh my gosh!!! That looks heavenly. Was it one, or two cans of pumpkin used? I’ve made homemade veggie lasagna but never pumpkin! πŸ™‚ I need to make this. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

  17. I’ve never gotten around to homemade lasagna, it’s so daunting! Pumpkin lasagna sounds unique though!

  18. I’ve actually only made homemade lasagna all by myself once. I used to help my mom all of the time (so I could make my half vegetarian haha) but I want the pumpkin kind now!

  19. Keep the pupmkin coming! I can’t get enough πŸ˜€ This looks so yummy, i’ve never made lasagna !

  20. pumpkin lasanga sounds so interesting! I’ve made my own lasanga a few times before! Its the all time perfect comfort food yummm

  21. I love all of your pumpkin recipes!! I rarely use pumpkin in savory recipes, but I really do love it with cheese. Lasagna was one of the first dishes I ever cooked by myself, so I love making them πŸ™‚

  22. This looks DELISH!!! Yummm!!! Thanks for sharing!

  23. This looks super delicious! I have never thought to try pumpkin in lasagna, but I can see why it would be tasty! πŸ™‚

  24. I’ve never seen a recipe for sweet lasagna until now! LOVE it! I definitely have to make this!

    Those TJ’s chocolate bars are seriously amazing. You better stay away from my store though! ;-p

    Happy Friday! xoxo

  25. I just wanted to comment to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  26. I love pumpkin and lasagna…this sounds like a win win win!

    THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!! πŸ˜€

  27. pumpkin sounds delisshhh! I made veggie lasagna once πŸ™‚

  28. Great “twist” on a traditional lasagna. I’m actually not a fan of traditional lasagna with tomato sauce, ground beef and cheese. Not sure why, I find it to be quite boring so I’m looking to make it but with different ingredients. This is a great idea.

    Brooke and Mckenzie

    brookeandmckenzie.wordpress.com

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