Lasagna is a classic comfort food, but it can be remarkably high in fat and sodium. Here we substitute pasta sauce for the healthier and heartier option of mashed butternut squash. Butternut squash is a dietary all-star, packed with fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C, among others. It will leave you full and content, and give you a good deal of vitamins and minerals, too!
A little low-fat cheese never hurt anyone, but what makes this recipe particularly crave-worthy is the addition of chopped pecans. They add a satisfying texture and subtle flavor in between the layers of noodles and butternut squash. Pecans are also a low-glycemic food that reduce your “bad” LDL cholesterol and keep your heart healthy. It’s a win for your taste buds and for your health!
While this is a filling meal on its own, it’s even better when served over a bed of mixed greens. You can get several servings of veggies all in one hearty sitting — truly a comfort meal you can take comfort in eating!