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    Butternut Squash Lasagna modified recipe

    I love cooking, but I'm awful at following recipes. I always follow the directions in a general sort of way, and invent the rest.
    Though of course it means I sometimes get it totally wrong, most of the times it works fine. Yesterday I spent all afternoon cooking different things, but my favorite was the Butternut Squash Lasagna!

    I followed this recipe, more or less: Paleo Butternut Squash Lasagna

    But I changed the following:

    1- used roasted garlic I made myself.
    got an elephant garlic head, cut the top, poured olive oil, covered in aluminum foil, and baked for nearly 2 hrs.



    2- I used the roasted garlic to mix it with the tomato sauce. Also mixed one clove with the ground turkey (I used turkey instead of sausage, mainly because of availability in my freezer at the moment )

    3- I made too little meat-mix (idk how to call it, but it included ground turkey, grated carrots and chopped red pepper (both of which were slowly cooked in butter), and spices) and too little tomato sauce. So I layered it this way:
    -tomato sauce
    -squash
    -meat mix
    -tomato sauce
    -squash
    -cheddar cheese
    -squash
    -red pepper dip, mixed with some cream and brushed over the squash.


    Ignore the quiche in the frame
    Baked for 45 minutes, let it sit for half an hour, and ate it!!


    It was delicious!!
    I know it's not totally paleo, but I'm sure the cheese and dip can be modified, too.
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    Looks good! I was watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives the other day and got a great idea - "lasagna" baked into a squash. Looked like an acorn squash with a filling of various veggies, tomato sauce and mozzarella, baked. I thought I'd try it with Italian sausage in the tomato sauce, and layer eggplant, squash and cheese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillsideGina View Post
    Looks good! I was watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives the other day and got a great idea - "lasagna" baked into a squash. Looked like an acorn squash with a filling of various veggies, tomato sauce and mozzarella, baked. I thought I'd try it with Italian sausage in the tomato sauce, and layer eggplant, squash and cheese.
    Oh, that sounds delicious!
    If you ever make it, let me know!
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    That looks good! I find a practically identical approach using rutabaga is a great approximation, but I might try this sometime just for comparison!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhc View Post
    That looks good! I find a practically identical approach using rutabaga is a great approximation, but I might try this sometime just for comparison!
    I might do the same! I've convinced my bf to try many veggies since we're together, so who knows, I might convince him to try rutabaga, too
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    Mmmm yum! That would be really good with goat cheese too!
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    Yum!! I am going to try this. I love the ideas that the tribe brings to the fire.
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    I love goat cheese!! I have to get some, soon!

    I also love all the ideas
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    I made a primal version of the butternut squash lasagna as well. I added cheese, and I drizzled a little heavy cream over each layer because I didn't have a ton of sauce to work with. It was so unbelievably good, and the flavor was really rich. I could eat this every single day. I used homemade pizza sauce, which we seasoned really well, so I didn't have to add a ton of spices to the lasagna - just salt and pepper. Otherwise, I would have sprinkled each layer with oregano and basil as well.

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