Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup pumpkin puree

  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  3. 1 medium onion , chopped

  4. 4 to 6 cloves garlic, sliced

  5. 1 pound spicy Italian sausage , casings removed

  6. 1/2 cup red wine

  7. 1 28-ounce can tomato sauce

  8. 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  11. 1 16-ounce box lasagna noodles

  12. 1 large egg

  13. 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

  14. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  15. 1/2 cup shredded romano cheese

  16. 1 large zucchini, very thinly sliced

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pumpkin puree in a fine sieve over a bowl; set aside to drain while you make the sauce. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 more minutes. Add the sausage and cook until brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Pour in the wine and cook until reduced by half. Stir in the tomato sauce and herbs and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Season with salt and pepper, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles and cook as the label directs. Drain and toss with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Mix the strained pumpkin puree with the egg in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and the romano . Build your lasagna in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish : Start with a layer of sauce, then top with a layer of noodles . Evenly spread half of the pumpkin filling, then half of the zucchini , over the noodles. Top with half of the cheese mixture and cover with some of the sauce. Repeat the layers, finishing with noodles and sauce; sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella . Bake, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly. Let cool 15 minutes before slicing. Photograph by Ngoc Minh Ngo


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