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white plate with slice of sweet potato lasagna

Sweet Potato Lasagna (AIP, paleo)


This sweet potato lasagna is grain-free, dairy-free, nightshade free, comforting and delicious. It’s AIP and paleo




  • 1.5 TBSP olive oil 
  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1/2 TBSP fresh basil, chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup nomato sauce 

“Cheese” Sauce

  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of turmeric (optional – for yellow colour)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup full fat, additive free coconut milk 
  • 2 TBSP tapioca starch + 1 TBSP water 

Sweet Potato “Pasta”

  • 1 very large white-fleshed sweet potato*


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and place large pot of water on stovetop to boil.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add ground beef, basil, garlic powder and salt and sauté 3-4 minutes, stirring intermittently. Next, add in nomato sauce. Lower heat and cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove beef from heat and set aside.
  3. To make your “cheese” sauce, heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add dried thyme, garlic powder, salt, turmeric (if using), apple cider vinegar and coconut milk and bring to a low boil. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together tapioca starch and water to make a slurry. Once coconut milk mixture has reached a rolling boil, add in slurry and whisk continuously until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Peel your white sweet potato and use a mandolin to slice the sweet potato lengthwise into slices at least 1/4 inch thick. You don’t want to make these too thin because they won’t hold up when boiled.
  6. Place sweet potato slices into large pot of boiling water for 2 minutes. You want to just slightly soften the potatoes, but don’t leave them in the water too long or they will break apart. Drain sweet potato and set aside.
  7. Assemble your lasagna in an 8 x 8 baking pan, beginning with meat sauce, followed by a layer of sweet potato and then a layer of “cheese sauce”. Repeat once more.
  8. Bake in a 375 F oven for 12 -15 minutes and broil for an additional 3-5 minutes.


* Choose a sweet potato that is not only large but long, so that when you slice your potato lengthwise you end up with long slices that resemble sheets of lasagna pasta.

  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: lasagna, sweet potato lasagna, nomato sauce, grain-free, dairy free, aip lasagna, aip pasta