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Baked Winter Squash, Raisin and Pine Nut Lasagna

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 3 min
30 min
33 min
This hearty, fall-inspired meal is a wonderful change of pace from lasagna with red sauce. You wouldn't think to add raisins to lasagna, but after making this recipe, you'll see why it's an underrated choice. Along with the squash, raisins, and pine nuts, it's still hearty and satisfying thanks to the milk, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. You can add colour and flavour by using a medley of dried fruit as well. Use 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, 1/4 cup of dried cherries or blueberries, and 1/4 cup of golden raisins instead of 3/4 cup total of raisins. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this versatile lasagna.


All-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

Cooked cubed butternut squash

10 oz

Fat free evaporated milk

2½ cup(s)


2 clove(s), large, minced

Grated Parmesan cheese


Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

tsp(s), or to taste

Uncooked lasagna noodles

10 oz, cooked al dente (about 12 noodles)

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 cup(s), shredded

Golden seedless raisins

½ cup(s)

Pine nuts

2 tbsp(s), chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place flour in a small saucepan and very gradually whisk in the milk and garlic. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce simmers and is thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup of sauce over the bottom of a 9 X 13-inch glass or metal pan and cover with 3 lasagna noodles; top with 1/3 of the squash and 1/2 cup of sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of raisins. Cover with 3 more lasagna noodles and spread with 1/3 of the remaining squash and 1/2 cup of sauce; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of raisins. Cover with 3 more lasagna noodles and top with remaining squash and raisins; cover with last 3 lasagna noodles, pressing sheets firmly down. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with pine nuts and remaining mozzarella.
  4. Bake until lasagna is bubbling around the edges and browned on top, about 30 minutes. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.