Annabelle Breakey

Bake up a panful of a cheesy, bubbling pasta packed with winter produce

Charity Ferreira,  – January 2, 2008

Whole-wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

Ah, lasagna. We never tire of it. Our latest version is bursting with the lively flavor and color of midwinter vegetables. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles, available in many grocery stores, add an earthy dimension and a slightly nutty flavor.

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Our recipe is just one link in lasagna’s evolutionary chain. An eternally popular combination of pasta layered with sauce and cheese, lasagna dates back to medieval times. Italian immigrants introduced America to lasagna Bolognese, and its descendants have featured everything from artichoke hearts to sun-dried tomatoes, and now squash and kale. It’s the ideal dish for midwinter ― warming, cheery, and nutritious. And it’s even better the next day.

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