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We are big fans of lasagna in this house and with the big Aiken house divide I needed to come up with a paleo version for the caveman hubby and his cave girls when I make my youngest occasional cave kids their favorite dish of mine, beef lasagna.

So…

I found inspiration from Health-Bent.com in using butternut squash instead of pasta sheets. I created a very yummy meat-tastic tomato sauce and crumbled some sweet potato and beet chips on the top to add a little crunch to the finished dish.

Here’s what’s in it…

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Ingredients:

  • 1lb (ish) of ground buffalo/bison
  • 1 onion chopped small
  • 2 Casual Gourmet Chicken Sausages with Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach (from Costco)
  • 4 rashers of bacon chopped
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce ( my favorite is Lucini Rustic Tomato and Basil)
  • ½ a carton of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • Splash of red wine
  • Shake of pepper
  • 1 small jar of roasted red peppers
  • 1 small/med. butternut squash IMG 3643
  • Handful of crumbled veggie chips (optional)
  • sprinkle of dried mixed herbs
  • sprinkle of dried sage

And the way I made it…

Directions:

  • Chop onion and fry with garlic, mixed herbs, bacon and sausage until the bacon is cooked and the onion is sautéed.IMG 3638
  • Add the ground buffalo meat and cook.
  • Drain any excess fat
  • Add the roasted red peppers and stir in
  • Add your preferred pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, splash of wine and Worcestershire Sauce
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  • Prepare the butternut squash and slice into even planks/sheets IMG 3645
  • Layer your lasagna with the first layer being the sauce and ending in a sauce layer too. Be careful not to overlap the sheets.IMG 3648
  • Top with a generous sprinkle of crumbled veggie chips
  • Bake in the oven for 45 mins on 375 *F. Beets chips blacken when baked.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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I served my lasagna with steamed broccoli and Paleo Herb Buns

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10 Comments

  1. OMG CASUAL GOURMET!!!!!!!! They used to have chicken patties that were PHENOMENAL! And then they flat out disappeared and I got so sad… and then I moved away and never saw them again, BUT THEY STILL EXIST! You’re lucky to have them near by, YUM!!!

    • its nice article.thank you ferind..I want to tell you straight off the bat that the paleo diet is not a diet designed by diet doctors, faddists, or nutritionists; it is a diet designed by nature.

  2. LOVE this idea, Kate. Glad to see you had a successful attempt. I’m gonna give it w whirl with zukes or eggplant soon.

  3. I love lasagna, but haven’t had it for at least a year. I’ve got to get a butternut squash!

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  5. Hey! Abso-F****-lutely amazing. Got my whole crossfit gym to make it. Did notice you don’t say how much buffalo you used. I did pound of bacon and 1.5 pound of buffalo, but I need the extra fats/protein.

    • Hey! I am pleased you liked it so much!! AND thank you I just realized that I didn’t add the buffalo to the ingredients list! I used one pound of buffalo :) But like you you can use more.
      Thanks for your comment ;)

  6. Where are the sources of Buffalo/bison that you cook with. My local standby PCC doesn’t carry it as they can’t find a vendor that can keep them supplied at whatever level they require. Thanks

    • Hi Lona!

      I did see buffalo/bison in the freezer department in the Redmond PCC. I always get mine from Safeway or Fred Meyers. It is pricer than beef at about $8 a lb but it is so flavorsome and good for us.

      You will have to make a trip to the local grocery stores after work :)

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