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Paleo “Lasagna”

My friend Christina, submitted the recipe for the awesome walnut red pepper dip that I introduced in my Super Bowl blog, also sent me a recipe for paleo lasagna.  I revised her recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand and this is what I came up with .  This was a big hit with my family and I hope you all enjoy it as well:


2 lbs grass fed ground beef

1lb mild Italian sausage (I used Sicilian chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s)

1 red onion diced

4 cloves crushed garlic

2 tbsp dried oregano

2 tbsp dried basil

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp olive oil

1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes drained

1 small can of tomato paste

1cup organic black olives sliced

6 zucchinis thinly sliced(I used my slicer blade in the food processor for thin, even zucchini rounds – for more “lasagna” like noodles slice lengthwise with a mandolin slicer).

In a large soup pot saute onions and garlic in the olive oil for about 3 minutes.  Add ground beef and sausage and brown.  Season meat mixture with all dry ingredients and add drained diced tomatoes and tomato paste and mix well.  In a big lasagna baking dish place a layer of sliced zucchini and then ladle on a thick layer of the meat mixture and top with the sliced black olives.  Top meat and olive layer with another layer of sliced zucchini and top with a final layer of the remaining meat mixture.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and back at 350 for 30 min.  Let sit for 10 min before serving.

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Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Melissa says:

    I came across your site as i was googling “paleo snacks”. What a great site. I love the sound of your recipes and will definitely be trying some of them. This lasagna recipe looks great! We have done it before using spaghetti squash.
    I would love to put a link to your site on CFK OKC website if you don’t mind.

    1. I would love it if you linked to my site, thank you so much!! : )

  2. wow that looks good, i’m having trouble starting the paleo diet because im weak willed & i can’t stay away from trash food & alcohol but this blog is helping! thanks for the recipes & keep them coming!

  3. Are tomatoes palaeo? They are a new world plant unavailable to early hominids…

  4. hello!
    this looks really good. one question. what if i don’t like zuccini? what can i use in stead?

    1. @theo: I’ve seen others with butternut squash sliced up instead of zucchini. I think whatever vege you like it good.

  5. I made this recipe over the weekend.I made this over the weekend like most of the meal prep i did so i had a little extra time so I cut the zuccini length wise and grilled it before i put it together and it turned out amazing. my whole family was raving about it. thank you for this website and all your extra work

  6. Laura says:

    We made this for dinner tonight and it was positively delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Naydean says:

    We have this almost every week, and serve it over spag squash. Some variations, that we have loved is adding sliced mushrooms and spinach to the zuccini layer. Thank you for all of the great ideas. I LOVE this website.

  8. Kyle says:

    Made it last night. Really good. But mine was super runny. Is that just the case? Maybe i didn’t strain the diced tomatoes enough.

  9. David says:

    We’re making this as I type this (after several other successful attempts at your recipes). My mouth is watering!!!

  10. Shelly Wilcox says:

    I make something like this with out the olives-which sounds good- and we add beaten eggs and milk and swiss cheese. It cooks like a soufle and it is good for brunch and great way to do these as left overs 🙂 can be made low call by eggbeaters or eggwhites. Low fat cheese.

  11. Kelly says:

    Theo – how about eggplant? (If you’re cool with nightshades…it’s delicious.)

  12. Jenny says:

    I came across a paleo shepherds pie recipe earlier with mashed cauliflower. Do you have a recipe??

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Jenny! I do not have a recipe for shepherds pie but this one at the functional foodie that looks really good and Chrissy Gower of makes one with sweet potatoes instead of the cauliflower that is really tasty, I’ll have to ask her to post the recipe!

  13. Jen says:

    I prepared this Tuesday night and put it in the fridge with directions on it for hubster to put in the oven when he got home Wednesday evening {he gets home first so the cooking duties are a jumbled mess}. It was delish, even having been prepared {not oven baked, just oven ready} the night before! My cheese and bread loving hubster LOVED it and went back for seconds and thirds and even admitted that he thought he wouldn’t like it which is why he only took a child-sized portion at first. Slowly but surely I’m making him see the light 🙂 Love the book Sarah!

  14. Marie says:

    My daughter made this for us when we visited in March of 2012. It was absolutely wonderful.

  15. Debbie says:

    I made this the other day and it was awesome. I ended up shredding the onions and zucchini together and it made more of a caserole type dish but still awesome!

  16. Veronica says:

    hi there….I am going to be making this tomorrow!!!

  17. kelli wade says:

    I love making my meals to paleo, paleo changed my life of eating more healthy.

  18. Sarah, do you have nutritional information available for this? It is wonderful, by the way! I’ve made it a dozen times!

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Tara,
      I’m sorry but I do not have the nutritional info. I do not track calories/carbs/fat/protein for myself – I just try to eat a clean paleo diet! : )

  19. Viviana says:

    This sounds really good! Can I freeze after cooking?

    1. Yes!!

  20. Made this today using organic ground chicken instead of sausage and beef. It was absolutely yummy. A bit watery; I think I need to drain the tomatoes better…but it doesn’t matter, it still was delicious. Thanks for a very easy new recipe!

  21. Rachel says:

    One quick question! How many does this feed?

    1. 5-6 : )

  22. Angela says:

    This recipe is different than the one in the Everyday Paleo cookbook…

    1. Yes, correct! I have a few different Lasagna recipes so it depends on which book you are looking at and also some recipes were revised for the books. 🙂

  23. Charlotte says:

    Hey! This looks fabulous. How many does it serve?

    1. It will serve 4-5!

  24. Just found this by searching for a paleo lasagne, great little recipe, thank you! Off topic but do you have any thoughts on the bulletproof diet? Would you say it’s paleo friendly?

    1. I’m not a fan of any “diet” per say! I encourage people to figure out what foods work for them not which “diet”. Here’s an article I wrote summing up my thoughts on this.

      1. OK brilliant, I’ll read that now, thank you Sarah 🙂

  25. I have been making this paleo lasagna for several years for our very large family- Always a hit! First discovered this recipe in your Paleo Italian book. Have made several of the recipes and have stayed and dined at Antica Osteria da Gustin several times with Virginio and Catia in the Marche region and will be returning to stay and eat with them again in November. Virginio will sit for hours, share recipes, and set up culinary and wine tours in the area. Thanks for sharing this little jewel in Italy!

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