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Nov 18, 2013 11:49 AM

Sauce for Butternut Squash Lasagna

I made a butternut squash lasagna but it came out too dry! I'd like to make some kind of sauce to help cover up the dryness but can't seem to come up with anything. A marinara sauce wouldn't go with it so should I make like an alfredo sauce to go with it? Would those tastes work together? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Just an FYI, I made the Martha Stewart Squash lasagna (link below) and I think what made it so dry is that I subbed whole-wheat lasagna sheets instead of the fresh sheets.

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  1. Alfredo would work, or just a simple bechamel would be fine. Without any sauce in the original recipe, I would have expected this to be dry. Ricotta isn't liquid enough to provide all the moisture for a lasagna.

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    1. re: biondanonima

      For more color and flavor, add sauteed spinach with a little diced red bell pepper to the alfredo sauce.

    2. This butternut squash lasagna is spectacular, especially with homemade noodles.

      1. My fav lasagna these days is a layer of butternut squash pureed with ricotta, a layer of sautéed mushrooms in a garlic/parmesan bechamel, and a layer of my home-canned tomatoes. Great flavour combo

        1. A Parmesan Flavored Mornay Sauce will be just fine with it. A few fried Sage leaves wouldn't hurt either.

          1. Perhaps a cream sauce with nuts broken down to your liking e. g. chunked, whirled, etc.