The crisp, cool weather of Fall brings with it a craving for heartier fare that warms the heart and fills the tummy! Whether I’m doing a Whole30 or not, this satisfying Whole30 “lasagna” casserole is a special favorite! As you know, I’m all about finding creative ways to transform classic favorites into healthier meals that the whole family can enjoy whether they’re living grain-free or not!
This tasty dish with its tender, thinly-sliced potatoes smothered in a hearty marinara sauce (brimming with flavorful Italian sausage) is certain to convince your tastebuds that pasta isn’t necessary to create a delicious and satisfying casserole.
If you’re following the Whole30, finding Italian sausage without sugar and other non-compliant ingredients can be a challenge. There are some good brands such as Mulay’s Sausage. However, a great option is to make it yourself.
I often make several pounds of my Turkey Breakfast Sausage since it makes a great substitute for ground Italian sausage in any recipe. Simply mix it up and freeze it (uncooked) in one-pound portions. That way, you can thaw it overnight in the fridge and use it in your favorite recipes like this one.
This hearty Whole30 lasagna casserole is the perfect heart- and tummy-warming comfort food! My favorite way to serve this classic favorite in the fall or winter months is with a big side of Sautéed Greens. Or for a lighter meal, a fresh garden salad makes the perfect addition!
Freezer Meal Bonus! This casserole freezes great, so why not make two while you’re at it and freeze one to enjoy later! (See recipe note below for instructions.)