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July 01, 2010

Recipe: Pattypan Lasagna

DSC_0458 I have been getting some local produce from a co-op for the past few weeks.  We have really enjoyed have fresh veggies and some beautiful blueberries.  The first week I got my vegetables I was surprised to see pattypan squash.  I had never seen it, nor did I have any idea what to do with it.

I went to the internet and found this great recipe.  I made a few changes, I switched out cottage cheese (yuck) for ricotta.  I got lucky and found some meatless spaghetti sauce in my freezer from a few months ago.  I was nervous about how it would taste.  I told my husband to be prepared to order pizza. 

Well not only did we not have to order pizza, but it was delicious AND my kids scarfed it down.  I had to share this recipe with you.  Don't worry, you don't have to find a co-op to find this type of squash.  You can find it at many groceries stores.  Sometimes it is called White squash too.

Here's the recipe plus a few extra pictures...



-5 Pattypan squash, sliced in 1/4 in slices
-8 oz spaghetti sauce
-Ricotta Cheese
-Shredded Mozzarella
-Fresh Mozzarella
-Fresh Parmesan cheese






-Lightly salt pattypan squash slices to reduce water in the squash.  Let them sit for 1 hour
-After 1 hour, use a paper towel to wipe off excess sweat from the squash
-Preheat oven to 350
-Put a small layer of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish
-Place a layer of squash slices on top of the sauce
-Spoon about 1/2 tsp of ricotta onto each slice of DSC_0462squash
-Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and fresh Parmesan
-Top with a layer of sauce
-Repeat these steps until you are out of squash
-Top with the shredded cheese and fresh mozzarella slices
-Bake at 350 for one hour
-Dish is done when cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly



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love this recipe, love any kind of veggie meal....hate, hate cottage cheese, sorry Heather I can still taste the difference :)

THIS is great ~ we are always ready to try new things.

Sounds great - thanks! I love new recipes and fresh veggies! You are braver than I, don't know that I would have even bought the Pattycake :) Oh, and when cooking, don't be afraid of the cottage cheese, it is great in lasagne/stuffed shells/manicotti....a lowfat sneak attack that the family doesn't recognize!

I am so glad you posted this recipe-we have these growing in our garden-can't wait to try it! If we get a good harvest, I will give you some! :)

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