Thursday, October 2, 2014

Family Dinner Favorite: Paleo-ish Cauliflower Noodle Lasagna Recipe

If you have seen how broad spectrum cauliflower is going in recipes and thought to yourself...YUCK! This recipe is FOR YOU!  I tell you - I whipped out a pan of this lasagna last night and my clan (which only consisted of four on this particular night) cleaned the entire dish. They had NO IDEA what the noodles were made of. They could tell they were different - but they really liked it. My husband said it seemed lighter but even more flavorful. So let's dig into the recipe.

If you are making up your own sauce - start that first so it can be simmering to perfection while the noodles are being created. If you are looking for a yummy Paleo Tomato Sauce Recipe - Paleo Grubs has a terrific one that you will want to try out. 

  • Paleo Grubs Tomato Sauce   (or you can start with whatever basic sauce you want)
  • 1 lb ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt/pepper to taste
For my sauce I started with a classic tomato sauce and dressed it up a little. I  browned Italian sausage, then added sauteed onion, green bell pepper until soft, added some minced garlic, oregano, salt & pepper.

Next you will want to make the cauliflower lasagna noodles. These are so simple and yummy. I found this TERRIFIC recipe on The Iron You Blog. He has an entire recipe consisting of a delicious bolognese and bechamel sauce. This time around I just stuck with his noodle recipe. YUM! Trust me, I will be returning to try the other options. 

{Just requires cauliflower, eggs, salt & pepper - Parchment Paper} click link above for the recipe and directions.

  • 1 C. Grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 C. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1-2 Cups Baby Spinach
{If you want to keep this Paleo - SKIP THE CHEESE}

I layered a cup of sauce in the bottom of the pan, then added a layer of noodles, topped with more sauce, some spinach, sprinkled Parmesan cheese...repeat noodles, sauce, spinach, parm and final layer was noodles, sauce, parmesan and mozza sprinkled over top. 

Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 

-Simply Sublime

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