Hi, guys! It’s Monday and we have a three day weekend here in Australia! So the Atheist Wife and I made her delicious lasagna last night. I advised a few tweeks and so we have an almost paleo lasagna. Here’s the recipe:
Lisa’s Almost Paleo, Absolutely Vegetarian, Probably Gluten Free Lasagna
- A lot of Zucchini (will depend on the size of the zucchini
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 onion
- Pasta sauce (one jar, says Lisa, but she also says you’ll need a bit more than that)
- Bechamel sauce (everyone has their own recipe for this, so use yours if you have one. If not, go buy some in a jar because it is SOOOOOO much easier)
- Ricotta cheese (which makes this not paleo)
- Frozen chopped spinach
What You Do:
Mix the ricotta and spinach together until its all together. The fewer chunks in this mix, the better.
Slice everything. Slice the zucchini long wise so they are in strips like lasagna pasta usually would be. Depending on the size of your pan, you’ll need more or less, so do as many as you think. The thinner slices, the better this will cook up.
Lasagne filling! Wife’s making a #paleo lasagne. Or as paleo as we get. No noodles, just zucchini. Fillings include mushrooms and sweet potato and soon an onion. #vegetarian #healthychoices A photo posted by C.L. Bradbury (@catsdoingburpees) on Jun 6, 2015 at 11:45pm PDT
Get your pan (dish, whatever) and spray cooking spray in the bottom. Then line with the zucchini strips. Spread part of your ricotta/spinach mix on top, reserving some for future layers. Then layer in your vegetable toppings. Repeat until you run out. The top layer needs to be zucchini strips.
On top of the last layer of zucchini, pour your bechamel sauce and throw some melty cheese on top, like parmesan or cheddar (which is called tasty cheese in Australia) and pop it in the oven. Cooking times vary and some people like theirs cooked more, some less. Ours took around 40 minutes.
I’m terrible at recipes, but this is basically what we did. Usually, I just wing dinner, flying by the seat of my pants, no recipe, no rhyme or reason. Frankly, I’m surprised I did this well with directions.
And no, it’s not quite paleo, I know. But I’m sure you could make it that way if you wanted. And I think it’s gluten free because there is no pasta in it.
Why is there no finished product picture? Because we ate it all!