Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Lasagne

    Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Lasagne

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    Roasted pumpkin makes for a rich and delicious vegetarian lasagne. To spread out the work you can make the sauce up to three days in advance.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 kg butternut pumpkin, halved and seeded
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1 litre milk
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
    • 9 sheets lasagne pasta
    • 1 1/3 cups (155g) finely grated parmesan cheese

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour40min  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 230 degrees C. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Brush the pumpkin halves with vegetable oil and season with salt. Roast in the preheated oven until golden and easily pierced with a knife, 45 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, then scoop the flesh into a bowl. Set aside.
    3. Heat the butter in a large frypan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir garlic in the butter until softened. Stir in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, and cook until thick, about 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Stir in the pumpkin and season with salt and pepper. Sauce can be made 3 days ahead and refrigerated.
    4. Reduce oven temperature to to 190 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    5. Beat the thickened cream until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl. Gradually add the salt, continuing to beat until medium peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the tip of the peak formed by the cream should curl over slightly. Set aside.
    6. Pour 1 cup (250ml) of the butternut sauce into the baking dish and place 3 lasagne sheets on top in a single layer. Spread half of the remaining sauce over the lasagne and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Place another layer of lasagne and spread the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Place the final layer of lasagne on top. Spread the whipped cream over the final layer making sure the pasta is completely covered. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of parmesan. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminium foil.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until the top is bubbly and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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