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Grain Free Lasagna

This lasagna uses zucchini for noodles! Yes, it’s true, and what’s even better? It’s super yummy and tastes like lasagna! You slice the zucchini into thin noodles, layer with a hearty meat sauce, ricotta, and cheese, and voila – not only gluten free, but grain free lasagna! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1 very large or 3-4 small zucchinis
  • 1 lb hamburger meat
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large can of tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes or marinara sauce
  • 1 16oz tub of ricotta
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups of cheese
  • Oregano, salt, pepper – to taste (optional)
  • Bay leaf (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash and peel zucchini
  2. With a mandolin slicer, a cheese cutter, or a sharp knife (this is the hardest) – slice the zucchini lengthwise
  3. Heat olive oil in pan and add chopped onion
  4. Sautee until fragrant and soft and add hamburger
  5. Brown meat and then add tomato sauce and some oregano, let simmer on low heat
  6. Beat egg and mix with ricotta until well blended, add dried parsley
  7. Now you are ready to layer and bake the lasagna – alternating meat sauce, noodles, ricotta, extra tomato sauce (optional) and cheese on top
  8. Bake for 45 minutes on 350
  9. Enjoy with a fresh green salad dressed with olive oil & vinegar and chopped veggies!

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Paleo Spaghetti.. before the Italians even invented Spaghetti!

I was inspired by Elana’s Pantry’s post on how to EASILY make Spaghetti Squash. It IS super easy, super fun, and makes super awesome paleo noodles! 🙂 Yes it takes a while to bake, but plan ahead, throw this squash in the oven while you are doing other things and the actual preparation part (scraping out the flesh into noodles takes <1 minute)! Serve with a hearty Bolognese meat sauce, like this Paleo Sloppy Joe’s sauce, or simply as a dessert with some butter (or coconut butter) and cinnamon! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • One large spaghetti squash (~3 lbs)

Directions

  1. Place whole (uncut) spaghetti squash on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  2. Bake at 350° for 60-80 minutes
  3. Allow to cool
  4. Cut squash open (long side) with a knife
  5. Scoop out seeds
  6. Scrape the flesh out of the squash into stringy noodles
  7. Voila!

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