Gluten Free Lasagna {{RECIPE}}

I was SO excited when I saw this picture inside one of my Martha Stewart Magazines…it looked delicious and I knew I HAD to make it!
AND even better yet it’s GLUTEN FREE {for all you with Celiac disease out there} and a HEALTHY alternative to regular lasagna!!!
What you Need : 
~ 1 can {28 ounces} whole peeled tomatoes
~ 2  table spoons extra virgin olive oil
~ 1/2 cup finely chopped onions (you can add more to your liking)
~ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
{this worried me that it might be too spicy or that my kids wouldn’t eat it…and it was NOT at all…it just gave it flavor not spice}
~ 12 ounces ground turkey 
~ 2 tablespoons of Oregano (you can use fresh if you have it) 
~ 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
~ 2 medium zucchini, ends trimmed off
~ one large squash, ends trimmed off
~ 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
~ 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
~ Fresh ground pepper 

 1.) to make the sauce : 
Pulse tomatoes with HALF the juice in a food processor until finely chopped/ blended. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, over medium heat. Add chopped onions and red pepper flakes – stirring occasionally until onions are soft and golden brown. 
Add turkey : cook – break up any large pieces. Add the tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and let simmer until thick (about 20 min) Stir in 1/2 the oregano and salt. let cool. 
2.) Make the Lasagna : 
preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice your vegetables lengthwise into strips about 1/8 inch thick.

Now onto the fun part….CREATING!
1.) layer the vegetables {slightly overlapping} across the bottom of your 8×8 un-greased pan
2.) spoon ONE CUP of the cooled sauce mixture onto the vegtables
3.) Dot with spoonfuls of Ricotta cheese
4.) repeat steps 1-3
5.) for your last layer top with remaining vegetables. brush the tops with 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil and the remaining cheese {at sprinkled a bit of mozzarella on top for looks} Season with Salt and Pepper and the remaining oregano
6.) bake uncovered until lasagna bubbles and tops brown {about 45 minutes}. Let stand for 10 minutes
 Be sure to let me know if you make this at your home! I love to hear about my FABULOUS readers using my tutorials / recipes! <3
I will be linking up this recipe to THESE great blogs!
{original recipe by Martha Stewart – adapted by me to my taste/liking}

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