Vegetarian Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Vegetarian pumpkin lasagna recipe

The Spruce / Ulyana Verbytska

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
536 Calories
20g Fat
66g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 536
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1383mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 22g
Calcium 374mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This homemade three-cheese lasagna uses a pumpkin sauce in place of a red marinara sauce for a creative meatless lasagna that's nothing short of gourmet.

This pumpkin lasagna recipe would be perfect for a fall dinner, Halloween night, or even for a meatless holiday entree.


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • Dash pepper (to taste)
  • 9 pieces no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.

    Ingredients for pumpkin lasagna
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  2. Prepare an 11 x 7-inch baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.

    Spray pan
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  3. Saute the mushrooms, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in two teaspoons of olive oil until soft, then set them aside.

    Saute mushrooms and onion
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  4. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin, half-and-half, sage, pepper, and remaining salt to make a sauce.

    Combine pumpkin, half and half
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  5. Spread 1/2 cup of the pumpkin sauce in the prepared baking dish. Top the pumpkin sauce with three noodles.

    Spread pumpkin in baking dish
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  6. Layer another 1/2 cup of the pumpkin sauce on top of the noodles. Be sure to spread the sauce to cover the edges of the noodles well.

    Layer pumpkin sauce on noodles
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  7. Top the pumpkin sauce with about half of the mushroom and onion mixture.

    Top with mushrooms
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  8. Layer on half of the ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, and about a third of the Parmesan cheese.

    Layer on half of the ricotta cheese
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  9. Repeat with another layer of noodles, sauce, mushrooms, and the cheeses. Top off the lasagna with the remaining noodles and sauce. You should still have a third of the Parmesan cheese reserved.

    Repeat with another layer
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  10. Cover the lasagna with a lid or a layer of foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

    Cover lasagna with a lid
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  11. Uncover and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

    Uncover and sprinkle
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  12. Bake, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is well melted.

    Bake uncovered
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  13. Let your pumpkin lasagna stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

    Slice lasagna
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  14. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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