My favorite winter vegetable is Butternut Squash and I’m so excited to have a plentiful harvest of them from our fall garden this. While in the past, most often we stick to basic roasted or mashed squash, this year with so many to cook my way through, I’m being much more creative.
These Butternut Squash Lasagna Rollups are the perfect winter comfort food. It’s the perfect side dish to a beef or venison roast on a cold day and would also make a great main dish for vegetarians or on a Meatless Monday.
Customizable: Organic, Gluten-Free or Grain-Free/Primal
Feel free to use whatever pasta works for your unique dietary requirements. I’ve created this dish (and enjoyed it) with a wide variety of pastas and, of course, I have recommendations to help you make the best choices.
No matter who you are, it’s important to always choose organic food whenever possible. I like THESE organic lasagna noodles.
If you’re gluten-free, lasagna noodles can be a challenge, since most often they are less then, well, yummy.
After being gluten-free for over 5 years, I’ve pretty much tried every brand possible and hands down THESE gluten-free lasagna noodles are the best flavor & texture. (these are also the noodles that I used in the photos of this dish!)
And lastly, if you are Paleo and/or grain-free I recommend using my Perfect Paleo Pasta Dough and cutting your freshly made pasta dough into sheets to use as lasagna noodles. If you’re not into making your own pasta dough, I’d try THESE sheets of grain-free, paleo friendly pasta. While I haven’t personally used them in this recipe, I’ve used them in several other recipes and they worked great.
Butternut Squash Lasagna Rollups
Working with butternut squash CAN be a little daunting, since it’s skin gets thick and hard to cut tough. Be extra careful when cutting it. I prefer to cut off the top first then slice through it lengthwise.
Just promise to be extra careful. If you have a man around, make them cut it 🙂
Don’t throw away those seeds & stringy middles! Give them to your chickens, roast and eat them like pumpkin seeds or at the very least, compost them.