Skillet Lasagna With Italian Sausage and Butternut Squash

"DH and I saw this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma catalog and tried it last night. We loved it! We used hot Italian sausage, as that is what we had on hand, and found we had to break the noodles a bit to get them to fit into our skillet. I definitely think this one is a keeper. Prep time includes resting time at the end. Cook time includes time to cook the lasagna noodles al dente, which is specified in the ingredient list, but not in the directions."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm oil. Cook onion 8 minutes.
  • Add garlic, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl.
  • Cook sausage, breaking it into pieces, 8 minutes. Add to onion mixture.
  • In fry pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Slowly stir in milk; increase heat to medium-high; cook 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a separate bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup parsley, sage, salt and pepper.
  • Spread 1/3 cup sauce on bottom of fry pan; top with single layer of three noodles. Top with 1/3 cup of sauce, 1/3 cup sausage and layer of squash slices.
  • Repeat layering of sauce, sausage and squash 5 more times, replacing squash layer with noodles every other layer. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
  • Bake 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with 1 Tb parsley. Let stand 15 minutes.

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  1. Satyne
    This was very yummy although I'm not sure how you're meant to put a frying pan in the oven. Do you mean a cast iron pan? I ended up cooking everything in a roasting pan that I could use on the stovetop. End result was a very big lasagne, got 8 serves. Threw in some extra veggies too. Made for Photo Tag Summer 2013
  2. Queen Dana
    This was awesome. I will definitely make again. I always seem to injure myself when peeling and cutting squash, so next time I might try it with packaged pre-chopped squash. The cheese sauce was amazing and recipe made plenty, so I reserved about 1/4 cup to eat with bread.
  3. Tasty Buds
    I was in the waiting room of a doctor's office and saw the same catalog. I asked the receptionist if I could keep it, she said sure. I finally tried it and it is absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting. I will be adding this to my DH 10 star recipe book request. I do suggest doubling the sauce for layering. I ran out and had to make some extra


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