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Sweet Potato Lasagna

It's time to start enjoying lasagna again with this delicious, clean, and healthy sweet potato lasagna!
Categories Clean, Dinner, gluten free, Healthy Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Keyword sweet potato lasagna, sweet potato lasagna recipes, sweet potato lasagna vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 425 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce/marinara
  • 8 cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onions diced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 8 oz mozzarella

Instructions

  1. First, preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Now, slice the sweet potatoes very thin, approx. 1/8 - 1/16 of an inch. (You can either use a mandolin or a sharp knife.) The more uniform the better so they cook evenly.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese with the egg and and finely chopped italian parsley. Mix well and then set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once hot, add the lean ground pork, dried oregano, dried thyme, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Cook this until it becomes well-browned, which should take 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Once the meat is well-browned, remove it from the pan and set aside. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of the rendered fat from the pork. If you have more than that, you can discard the rest.
  6. Add diced yellow onion and cook it over medium-high heat until it starts to become tender.
  7. Then, add in the cremini mushrooms and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes, or until the mushrooms start to become tender.
  8. Add in minced garlic and cook for one more minute, until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  9. Return the cooked pork and add the tomato sauce into the pan and stir to combine. Once this is heated through, remove from the heat.
  10. To assemble the lasagna, use a 9x16 casserole dish and create the first layer with the sweet potato slices. Make sure to overlap each slice to create an even layer.
  11. Pour out half the meat sauce over the sweet potato slices and spread out evenly.
  12. Pour out half of the cottage cheese mixture over the meat sauce and spread evenly. (It’s okay if it doesn’t look perfect - it will still be super tasty.)
  13. Repeat these three steps with another layer of sweet potato slices, meat sauce, and then the cottage cheese.
  14. Top with a thin layer of sliced fresh mozzarella and then cover with tin foil.
  15. Place in the oven bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the sweet potato slices are almost fully tender.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.4g5%
Saturated Fat 8.4g42%
Cholesterol 139.7mg47%
Sodium 821mg34%
Carbohydrates 20.2g7%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 43.3g87%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.