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Butternut Squash & Sausage Lasagna Roll-Ups

It's lasagna with a tasty twist. And with its blend of signature seasonings, Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage rolled up with squash is delicious!

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INGREDIENTS

Servings: 8-10

Filling

1 pound Jimmy Dean® Sage Premium Pork Sausage

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cups butternut squash

1½ teaspoons salt

¾ teaspoon pepper

4 cups baby spinach

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1½ cups ricotta cheese

Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon finely minced sage

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups milk

1 cup shredded mozzarella

Assembly

14 lasagna noodles

Parmesan cheese

Minced parsley, for garnish

Cracked black pepper, for garnish

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.

2. In a large pan, heat olive oil. Add butternut squash and sauté for 10 minutes. Add sausage, salt, and pepper, and break up sausage using a spoon. Cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is completely cooked. Add baby spinach and sauté for 1 minute, until wilted. Remove pan from heat.

3. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta and mozzarella. Add sausage mixture, and mix until fully combined.

4. Cheese sauce: In a saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, and whisk until bubbling and starting to color. Add sage, thyme, and salt, and whisk together. Slowly whisk in milk. Add mozzarella gradually, whisking continuously. Once cheese sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, remove from heat.

5. Boil lasagna noodles for 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain and mix with a drizzle of olive oil.

6. Prep oven-proof pan by spreading a thin layer of cheese sauce on the surface.

7. Lay out lasagna noodles and evenly spread out butternut-sausage mixture along length of noodle. Roll up noodle and tuck into pan. Repeat with the rest of lasagna noodles.

8. Spread cheese sauce evenly on top of the noodle roll-ups. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes until surface is slightly browned.

9. Remove from oven. Garnish with more Parmesan, minced parsley, and black pepper.