Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pumpkin Kale Lasagna

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Ingredients



For the pumpkin-ricotta mixture




  • two
    cups
    whole milk ricotta*


  • i
    (fifteen oz.) can pumpkin


  • 1/2
    cup
    grated parmesan cheese


  • one
    large
    egg


  • 3
    cloves garlic, finely chopped


  • one/two
    teaspoon
    dried sage


  • i/two
    teaspoon
    dried basil


  • 1/ii
    teaspoon
    table salt


  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    pepper


  • 1/viii
    teaspoon
    nutmeg




For the kale




  • ii
    tablespoons
    olive crude oil


  • three
    cloves garlic, finely chopped


  • five-half-dozen
    cups
    de-stemmed too chopped tuscan/lacinato kale (from most one/ii of a large packet)


  • table salt too pepper, to gustation




For the cheese sauce




  • five
    tablespoons
    unsalted butter


  • ane/iii
    loving cup
    all-use flour


  • three
    cups
    whole milk


  • i/4
    teaspoon
    nutmeg


  • ane/four
    teaspoon
    cinnamon


  • 3
    cups
    shredded mozzarella cheese


  • ii
    cups
    freshly grated fontina cheese


  • ane/ii
    teaspoon
    salt


  • one/four
    teaspoon
    pepper




For the lasagna




  • one
    box
    no-boil lasagna noodles


  • 1
    cup
    shredded mozzarella cheese


  • 1/two
    cup
    grated parmesan cheese


  • ane
    tablespoon
    unsalted butter


  • 10-12
    fresh sage leaves





Instructions





  1. Preheat oven to 375℉. Lightly grease a 11x7 or 9x13 baking dish amongst softened butter. Set aside. Begin past mixing together the pumpkin-ricotta mixture. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta, pumpkin, parmesan, egg, garlic, dried sage, dried basil, common salt, pepper, and nutmeg until shine. Set aside.




  2. Make the kale. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the olive rock oil. Once hot, add together the garlic too sauté for 30 seconds to one minute or until fragrant (you don't want it to brown). Add the kale as well as fix for 1-two minutes until wilted. Season to sense of taste with common salt as well as pepper. Set aside.




  3. Make the cheese sauce. Heat a big pot or dutch oven over medium rut. Add the butter. Once melted, whisk in the flour, stirring constantly to combine, as well as cook for 1 minute. Gradually add together the milk, whisking constantly, too increment the oestrus to high. Continue to whisk until the milk comes to a simmer as well as thickens, most 5 minutes. Add the nutmeg as well as cinnamon and whisk to combine. Reduce the heat to medium-depression as well as gradually add the mozzarella in addition to fontina cheeses, stirring well afterwards each improver, until the cheeses take melted completely. Add the salt and pepper. Reduce the estrus to depression while y'all gather the lasagna.




  4. Ladle i/4 of the cheese sauce into the bottom of your baking dish. Next, home a layer of lasagna noodles on peak. Next, spread i/four of the pumpkin-ricotta mixture evenly on pinnacle of the noodles. Sprinkle one/iii of the kale on superlative. Repeat alongside some other two layers of cheese sauce, noodles, ricotta, in addition to kale, or until yous go out of ingredients. To finish, evenly sprinkle the elevation amongst the mozzarella too parmesan. I similar to place my lasagna on a baking sheet inwards instance of whatever overflow. Bake for 45 minutes, or until tiptop too edges are gilded dark-brown.




  5. While lasagna is baking, make the crispy sage leaves. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium to medium-high rut. Once melted together with kickoff to bubble, add together the sage leaves together with minor for xxx seconds to 1 infinitesimal, lowering the oestrus if the butter starts to become besides dark-brown. Remove the sage leaves from the pan and allow drain on paper towels.




  6. Once lasagna is finished baking, let cool for 15 minutes earlier cut. Serve with crispy fried sage leaves on pinnacle!







Recipe Notes


*Make certain y'all role whole-milk ricotta, non part-skim. The role-skim has too much moisture inwards it, too volition make your lasagna watery.

*To brand this ahead of fourth dimension, get together lasagna every bit directed, embrace, in addition to refrigerate overnight. Uncover too bake every bit directed (you may require to add together additional time depending on how common cold your refrigerator is).





Overhead shot of two plates of lasagna



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