Steven Satterfield is the executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union, an award-winning, seasonally-driven restaurant located in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. Since opening in 2009, the restaurant has received various honors on many national lists including Eater, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Esquire. In 2015, Satterfield released his first cookbook, Root to Leaf, to broad critical acclaim. In 2017, after four previous nominations, Satterfield was named Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. Satterfield’s dedication to seasonal cooking and his unwavering support for local farmers is the driving philosophy behind his restaurant and everything he does.
Squash Vegetable Lasagna
Preheat oven to 375*. You will need a 9” x 13” casserole pan.
1 butternut Squash, de-seeded and
½ t. salt
3 Tbs. pesto
2 red onion, chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 Tbs. minced garlic
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
3 cups grated Gruyere cheese
1 red onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cups packed, finely chopped Kale &
2 cups Swiss Chard stalks, diced
2 small peppers
1 cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup garlic scapes, (if you don’t
have these, add 1 Tbs. more garlic)
1 Tbs. minced garlic
2 Tbs. white wine
½ lb fresh mozzarella, sliced
1. Sauté onion and shallot in olive oil with 2 Tbs. minced garlic. When
onions are translucent, add the cherry tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes,
then add the salt, and ¼ cup of white wine. Cook for 3 more minutes
until the wine has evaporated. Add 3 Tbs. pesto and parmesan cheese
and cook for 1 minute.
2. Remove tomato mixture into a bowl and set aside.
3. Toast the walnuts for 5 minutes, until fragrant. Chop
4. In same pan, sauté the remaining onion, celery, Swiss Chard stalks,
peppers, garlic scapes and garlic. Add the 2 Tbs. wine. Add the
chopped greens and cook down. Remove from heat and add walnuts.
5. Grease the bottom and sides of the casserole pan.
6. Line the bottom of casserole pan with the slices of potato
7. Add ½ of the tomato mixture to the casserole pan in an even layer.
8. Add ½ of the kale mixture in an even layer.
9. Add the 1-1/2 cups of grated Gruyere cheese, and spread out in even
10. Add an even layer of the eggplant slices over the cheese.
11. Add the remaining tomato mixture to the casserole pan in an even
12. Add the squash slices in an even layer over the tomatoes.
13. Cover the squash slices with the remaining kale mixture and spread in
an even layer on top of the casserole.
14. Sprinkle the parsley over the kale and cover the top with a layer of
the remaining gruyere cheese
15. Cover with tin foil and bake at 375* for 40 minutes. Remove from
oven, and cover with slices of fresh mozzarella. Cover again and bake
for 20 more minutes, until cheese is melted.