Easy Gluten & Dairy Free Lasagna

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This gluten and dairy free Lasagna recipe is crazy good layers of tender lasagna noodles, a hearty meat sauce, and an optional ricotta mixture then topped with fresh basil. Yum!

I recently posted on Facebook an image of our dinner for the night. An easy gluten and dairy free lasagna.

And then, a Facebook follower asked for the recipe.

I laughed and had an “uh…” moment because I don’t follow a lasagna recipe… it’s that easy.

And from the way it tastes your family will think you spent hours in the kitchen.

The Italian sausage and ground beef combo is like a knockout punch. We’ve experimented with the amount of Italian sausage used. We find more than 1/4  pound is too spicy for our kids.

But if spice is your thing… try adding more Italian sausage and less beef.

easy gluten + dairy free lasagna recipe tips

  • Allow let the meat to brown slowly
  • The longer the meat and pasta sauce sits the more flavorful it is. So when we can, we like to prepare the sauce a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate until it’s time to assemble with the lasagna noodles.
  • The lasagna can also be prepared in the morning, refrigerated, and then baked right before dinner.
  • We use Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta “Lasagne” noodles
  • Optional add-ins– VioLife Cheese Shred’s,  Kite Hill Ricotta , or fresh spinach
  • Serve with a side salad and warm gluten and dairy free French baguettes from Udi’s or My Bread Bakery. Both of these brands are wonderful and highly recommended for the gluten and dairy free comminuty.

more lasagna recipes

  • lasagna soup— a one-pot soup with the flavors of homemade lasagna without all the work. You’ll find your favorite Italian ingredients perfectly simmered and ready to serve with fresh basil and topped with a dollop of dairy free ricotta to add creaminess to this soup.
  • lasagna skillet— another one dish meal with tender lasagna noodles in a delicious meaty sauce topped with your favorite dairy free cheese or a dollop of  ricotta

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I hope you enjoy this classic gluten and dairy free lasagna recipe. With tender sheets of lasagna noodles, and a delicious meaty tomato sauce make this the perfect dish.

Feel free to add in more favorites or keep it simple. Our family loves the sausage and ground beef combo in the recipe. How about you? Let me know in the comments.

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Lasagna

This easy lasagna is full of flavor. You won't believe it's gluten and dairy free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 8
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 lb Italian sausage
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced optional
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 24 oz jars marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 9 noodles gluten free lasagna pasta noodles suggestion in post
  • 2 snips fresh parsley, chopped to garnish
  • optional-- Violife cheese shreds, Kite Hill Ricotta


  • For the sauce, combine the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large sauce pan. Cook until meat is brown and drain.
  • Stir in onion, garlic, and green pepper. Add most of marinara sauce. Leave enough sauce to lightly coat the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Add brown sugar to sauce and let the sauce simmer, covered.  The longer the sauce sits the more flavor it will have.
  • Meanwhile, cook gluten free noodles for 10-12 minutes. The noodles should be tender, but firm. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water.
  • Place a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Then layer noodles and sauce. Top with marinara sauce. The lasagna noodles need to be cut down to fit the baking dish. Optional--add in Kite Hill Ricotta or Violife Cheese Shreds in-between layers.
  • Bake at 375° degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Optional-- add in VioLife Cheese Shred's and Kite Hill Ricotta for an even creamier taste.



  • Ashley August 5, 2020 at 8:49 am

    First, where did you find the almond ricotta and secondly can I make and freeze this to eat later?

    • Jill August 7, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Hi! I am so glad you asked. I uses Kite Hill Almond Ricotta found in the cold grocer section with cheeses and meats. It is wonderful. There are also several similar recipes on Pinterest if you can’t find this item locally. Unfortunately, I haven’t had good luck freezing gluten free lasagna noodles. The taste and texture changes– at least for me. If you’re looking for a quick lasagna meal consider my one-pan lasagna skillet recipe. No boiling noodles in a separate pan and it’s ready in less than 45 minutes! I’ve gotten great reviews for it. Please reach out with any other questions. Jill

  • Crystal Hopper December 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I know it breaks the rules of this site, but my family loves to add cottage cheese to lasagna for that extra creamy, cheesiness.

    • Jill December 29, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for the comment Crystal! I just found an almond ricotta that is out of this world! I’m excited to update this recipe with it. Maybe your family would like that as a dairy free suggestion. Happy eating!


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