Gluten Free Lasagna

by - January 23, 2018

I love pasta, and I especially love lasagna.  I don't think anything compares with the layers of sauce, meat, pasta and lots and lots of cheese! It is really the perfect meal besides all the calories that are packed in it.  I only get around to make this delicious meal about twice a year and when I make it, I enjoy it until the last bite.  My husband has been looking forward to this blog post for sometime now and keeps bugging me to make it because it means that he gets to eat it. Now, my husband is definitely not gluten free and he LOVES this recipe.


No one will be able to tell that this is gluten free. The pasta is the only thing that really needs to be changed.  There are a lot of different kinds of gluten free lasagna pasta out there and I have pretty much tried them all.  A lot of them are the "oven ready" noodles where you don't have to cook them before hand.  While these are really convenient, they don't always work.  I have had many lasagnas come out of the oven with crunchy noodles and no one wants that. I have found that if I boil the noodles for just a couple minutes, it makes all the difference.  If I get the ones that you have to cook before hand, I just follow the package directions.
For spaghetti sauces, I just pull one out of my pantry.  I always have Prego on hand and that is what my family likes so I always use that.  If you want to get really fancy, you can always make your own and I know some people will curse me just for using bottled sauce but it's easy and I'm all about making it as easy as possible.
Dinner time is a bit hectic so when I make this, I usually make it earlier in the afternoon, before my kids come home from school.  I will just keep it in the fridge until it is time to bake. This is also great to freeze and then pop out and in the oven. You will just have to bake it a bit more until it is heated all the way through. I would leave it in the oven for about an hour before uncovering it  and then baking it another ten minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and much as we do. There is a video down below that show's exactly how I make it so make sure to look for that. Also, make sure to check out my YouTube channel for more great recipes and product reviews.


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Gluten Free Lasagna
Such a great and classic recipe that no one will know is gluten free!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 oz) traditional spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 container (15 oz) low fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package gluten free lasagna noodles
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 x 2 - inch pan with nonstick spray.2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat oil and then cook onion and garlic. Add meat, stirring frequently, until meat is browned and onion is tender. Add 1 teaspoon and salt and pepper to meat. Drain and return to skillet. Add spaghetti sauce and water. Heat over medium heat to a simmer.3. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and then cook lasagna noodles for 2 to 3 minutes or according to package directions.4. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning: blend well. Set aside.5. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in bottom of prepared pan. Layer 4 lasagna noodles on top of sauce. Top with half of ricotta mixture. Layer 4 lasagna noodles on top of ricotta. Spread with a scant cup of sauce. Top with remaining ricotta mixture. Layer 4 lasagna noodles on top of ricotta. Top with remaining sauce, spreading evenly. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over all.6. Cover with foil that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 45 minutes, remove foil and continue baking for 10 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into servings.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 servings

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  1. My first lasagna ever and my husband and children had NO complaints. Which is truly remarkable.

    Riyanna
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