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Easy Gluten & Dairy Free Lasagna

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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. I’ve experimented with the amount of Italian sausage I use. I find if I use more than 1/4  pound it’s too spicy for my kids. If spice is your thing... try adding more Italian sausage and less beef.

Easy Lasagna Recipe Tips–

  • Before I became a stay-at-home busy mom, I worked in healthcare. At one point I was treating a patient in the hospital. He was a chef, and in between performing exercises he passed along some lasagna pointers. His top 2 points of emphasis were 1) let the meat brown slowly, very slowly and 2) the longer the sauce sits before baking the more flavorful it is. So when I can I prepare the sauce a day ahead and refrigerate it until I’m ready to assemble the lasagna.
  • The lasagna can be prepared in the morning and baked right before dinner. This works great for moms on the go before meal time. It also gives the sauce more time to “sit.”
  • Our family’s favorite marinara sauce is Victoria Trading Company Marinara sauce. You can get it here.
  • I use Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta “Lasagne” noodles.
  • Optional- add in VioLife Cheese Shred’s and Kite Hill Ricotta for an even creamier lasagna. Spinach is a delicious add in too.

More meal recipe ideas–

  • Homemade Calzones— these calzones taste so good and are so filling. These are perfect for on the go meals at work or home.
  • Mouthwatering Sweet and Sour Meatballs— with this being my husbands favorite meal I make it often. It’s a recipe that’s been perfected and tastes heavenly on a bed of rice.
  • Chicken Pot Pie—  eat this pot pie once and you’ll be hooked on this delicious filling and buttery, flaky crust

Lastly

I hope you enjoy this classic gluten and dairy free lasagna. Feel free to add in more favorites or keep it simple. My family loves the sausage and ground beef combo in the recipe. How about you? Let me know in the comments.

Please do me a favor. Let’s connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. You’ll find I’m posting recipes, new product info, and anything else related to eating gluten and dairy free.

And enjoy your easy gluten and dairy free lasagna recipe! It should be called easy peasy lasagna because it’s that easy, y’all. It will taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. When in fact you were kickin’ back playing board games with your kids.

Eat well and feel well.

Jill

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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
Servings: 8
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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 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 baking dish. Then layer noodles and sauce. Top with marinara sauce. The lasagna noodles need to be cut down to fit the baking dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes

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

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4 Comments

  • 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?

    Reply
    • 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

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  • 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.

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply

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