brussels sprout and butternut lasagna

Brussels Sprout and Butternut Squash Lasagna 

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serves 6 

3 cups quartered Brussels sprouts

3 cups diced butternut squash

1 Tablespoon butter

1 shallot, chopped

6 fresh sage leaves, chopped

1 egg

15 oz ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus 1/4 cup for topping

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

7 oz fresh pesto sauce (I used Trader Joe's)

8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, drained of water and sliced

lasagna noodles (Fresh lasagna sheets or cooked. "No boil" does not work well in this recipe)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on a large rimed baking sheet. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until lightly browned in parts and tender, about 15 minutes.

Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Cook shallots and sage until tender. Add to Brussels sprouts and squash, tossing to combine.

In a medium bowl, stir together egg, ricotta, Parmesan, and nutmeg.

Spread a thin layer of pesto over bottom of a 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Cover with one layer of noodles. Spoon half the vegetable mixture over pasta. Spread half the ricotta mixture over the vegetables. Cover with 1/2 the mozzarella slices. Top with a second layer of lasagna noodles and spread pesto over. Top with remaining vegetables, ricotta, third layer of noodles, and pesto. Top with remaining mozzarella slices and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until bubbly.