Lasagna with pumpkin and speck: lasagna ready in just over half an hour. For a rich and tasty dish, perfect for autumn Sundays. I particularly love pumpkin and autumn flavors, and in this period the dish I prefer to prepare on Sunday is lasagna with pumpkin, the variations can be with sausage, with mushrooms to get a completely vegetarian dish, or with speck as in this case: speck with its flavor dampens a little the sweet of the pumpkin, this is definitely the version I prefer. I use a very thick béchamel because the pumpkin tends to release a lot of water, water that will still be useful for cooking lasagna. I use very thin sheets (in this case Rana pastry sheet), so as not to have to pre-cook them. In a total of 40 minutes you will have this delicious lasagna at the table!
Ingredients for 4 people 24 × 24 pan
1 pack of lasagna sheets (I used sfogliavelo Rana)
1 kg of pumpkin weighed without peel
200 gr of scamorza cheese
80 gr of speck into cubes / strips
1 clove ofgarlic or garlic powder
600 gr of bechamel
oil extra virgin olive oil
salt is pepper
to prepare 600 grams of bechamel
1/2 liter of milk
50 gr of butter
50 grams of flour
a generous pinch of salt
- The first thing to do is to cut the pumpkin, remove the peel, wash the pumpkin and cut into 2 cm cubes. We put 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan, add thegarlic and the pumpkin, turn to flavor the pumpkin and cover, cooking for about 20 minutes, turning from time to time.
- In the meantime we prepare the bechamel (if you use the ready-made one, skip to the next step). For the preparation of the béchamel click here.
- In a pan we brown it a few moments speck diced, without oil, let it sizzle a little and become crunchy.
- Now we can proceed to the composition of the pumpkin lasagna: put a little béchamel on the bottom of a baking dish, then puff pastry (I use the thin ones that do not need to be pre-cooked – sfogliavelo Rana – but there are several on the market), on the sheets we put the bechamel, then the pumpkin and some speck cubes, second layer of bechamel, pumpkin and scamorza cheese, third layer of new bechamel, pumpkin and speck cubes, you can also make another layer if you still have the ingredients to use. I only put the smoked cheese in one layer, otherwise it would be really too heavy, putting the smoked cheese on each layer. A sprinkling of Parmesan and pepper and in a static oven 180 ° for 20 minutes. Watch the video below the ingredients
Pumpkin and speck lasagna