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The BEST Gluten-Free Lasagna

5 from 9 reviews

The BEST Gluten Free Lasagna and truer words haven’t been spoken! We took my classic meat sauce recipe and stepped it up a notch for this easy and delicious gluten free lasagna recipe that everyone will love. We use our favorite gluten-free lasagna rice noodles and nobody knows the difference with this comfort food classic!

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large organic carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 pound organic grass-fed beef or ground turkey
  • 1 28 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz. can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 13/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1 16oz. container ricotta
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup basil, sliced and divided
  • 1/3 cup parsley, picked and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 10oz. packages of gluten-free lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add onion and carrots to saucepan. Let cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until onions are translucent and the carrots begin to soften.
  3. Add meat to saucepan and let cook until no pink remains, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to the pan and combine.
  5. Bring tomato sauce to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. The longer you can let simmer, the better! Taste and adjust spices as desired then remove from heat.
  6. Meanwhile prepare ricotta mixture in a medium bowl by combining ricotta, parmesan, garlic powder, 3/4 cup basil, parsley, eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  8. Prepare gluten-free lasagna noodles 2 minutes less than instructed to cook on package. Drain well and immediately begin assembling lasagna.
  9. In a 9″ x 13″ oven-safe container begin layering lasagna starting with 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce on the bottom. Then place one layer of noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta mixture, 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Repeat with noodle, ricotta, meat and cheese layers two more times. Place the last layer of noodles on top (for a total of 4 layers of noodles), and then add the remaining meat sauce and mozzarella. (See note about alternative preparation)
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and place lasagna in oven on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and golden in spots.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Alternatively, you can prepare this in two square 8″ oven-safe dishes to have one to bake fresh and one for the freezer to bake for another day. You will have to use slightly less of the ricotta cheese mixture for each layer to get 4 layers for each 8″ pan to get enough for both. To bake the frozen: defrost in the refrigerate overnight and bake as directed in step 10.

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