Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe
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I will never forget the feeling of digging up our first crop of sweet potatoes at our first home when we were finally able to have a good size garden. I had ordered 100 slips (baby sweet potato plants) to plant that year, but didn’t really know what I was doing and didn’t have high hopes for the outcome.

I watched as the little plants grew into huge crawling vines and I hoped there were at least a few sweet potatoes to show for it, since they are one of our family’s favorite foods. Turns out, I didn’t need to worry. As I started harvesting the potatoes, I soon realized that my little basket I’d brought to carry the potatoes in was not going to be even close to big enough.

Other Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

Five hours and 10 huge boxes later, we were finally done collecting sweet potatoes and it was a great winter that year! My kids eat sweet potatoes like candy and we had a constant supply of:

I also discovered this lasagna recipe that winter when my kids asked for lasagna and I didn’t have any zucchini on hand for my usual zucchini lasagna recipe. I had canned some of our homemade pasta sauce that year as well and dried herbs from our garden, so even in the winter, we had a garden to table lasagna.

Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

This recipe tastes very similar to regular lasagna but substitutes thinly sliced sweet potatoes for the noodles in regular lasagna recipes. You can actually adapt most lasagna recipes by roasting sweet potato slices and using in place of noodles, but this is the best combination we’ve found.

Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe

Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe

Homemade lasagna with sweet potatoes in place of noodles! This recipe packs a ton of flavor and preserves the texture of traditional lasagna for a nutrient-packed meal. The addition of cottage cheese in place of ricotta adds extra protein!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Calories 294kcal
Author Katie Wells


12 people



  • Thinly slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch slices or smaller. It isn’t necessary to peel them.
  • Place on well-oiled baking sheet and bake at 400°F degrees until just starting to brown and get tender. 
  • While sweet potatoes are cooking, brown the meat in a large skillet. 
  • If there is room, add the pasta sauce and half of the garlic powder and basil, and all of the remaining spices to the skillet to warm. If not, combine the meat, pasta sauce, and spices in a large pot and heat to a simmer. 
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan, and half of grated mozzarella cheese, and the remaining garlic powder and basil. Set aside.
  • In 9×13 glass baking dish start layering: meat/sauce on bottom, followed by sweet potato slices, then ricotta mixture. This made 2 thick layers for me, but could be spread out into three layers if your dish is deep enough. Make sure there is a meat/sauce layer on the top when done.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the egg/ricotta mixture is set and the middle is not jiggly. It will firm up a little more as it cools too.
  • About 15 minutes before done, add the remaining mozzarella cheese to top and put back in the oven.
  • Serve immediately. I recommend a side of Italian music and a salad!


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 1237mg54%
Potassium 670mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 326mg33%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • A mandolin works well for slicing the sweet potatoes.
  • You can also use some Italian sausage in place of part of the ground beef
  • We like a lot of spice in our dishes, so the spice amounts listed might be a bit much for you. Spice to your own preference!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


38 responses to “Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna Recipe”

  1. Ruth Avatar

    I’m pregnant and have a major aversion to eggs. Does this taste overwhelmingly eggy? Or does is blend in with all the other flavors?

  2. Catherine Avatar

    So, do you use 7 TBSP of spices in one batch? Or do you combine those (like an Italian seasoning mix) and use 1 TBSP or something ……????

    Thanks ….

  3. Sky Avatar

    I thought this was ‘vegetable’ lasagna….one of the first ingredients is ground beef.
    I will look for a substitution, as the rest looks great, thank you.

  4. Simon Avatar

    Wow this actually looks to die for. Thanks so much for this recipe. Will be making this on the weekend..


  5. Cori Avatar

    Delicious!! I made it vegetarian (not purposefully, just didn’t have ground beef) by sauteing onions and adding spinach and peas then added sauce and used it as you would the meat mixture. Thanks for the suggestion of herbs! i would’ve never put basil and oregano with rosemary and thyme but it is SO good, YUUUUMMM! I also used half the amount of ricotta and half the eggs and it worked beautifully!

  6. Anne Avatar

    Things that are annoying: NOT putting an amount in the ingredients list and then adding it into the recipe itself. UGH!!

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