When I had to eliminate gluten from my diet (as well as for my daughter and granddaughter) I was very relieved to find that my Lasagna recipe did not need to change. All I had to do was exchange the wheat lasagna noodles for gluten-free ones and there is no perceivable difference in preparation or in the eating of it !
My favorite gluten free lasagna noodles are the Kinnikinnick ones -- either regular or brown rice ones.
If you are cooking dinner for someone who has Celiac or simply gluten/wheat restricted this is an easy meal to make .. all you have to do is buy the gf noodles. Serve it with a salad and dessert and everyone is happy!
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup minced celery
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 lbs ground lean beef
- 1 1/2 tbsp salt
- 2 - 28 oz tins of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce (or one of each) -- for gluten-free do NOT use tomato soup since it has flour in it )
- 2- 6 oz tins of tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp. parsley flakes
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic
- In heavy roasting pan cook onions and celery in oil until cooked but not browned.
- Add beef and cook stirring until meat is no longer pink.
- Add remaining ingredients mixing well.
- Cook covered in 325 degree oven for 2 1/2 - 3 hours - it will be nice and thick.
- Sauce can be used immediately or frozen in containers for future use.
Lasagna ( for a dish 13" x 9 1/2")
- 5 cups meat sauce
- 1 pkg lasagna noodles (wheat or gluten free)
- boiling salt water (if desired to pre soften noodles)
- 1 lb. cottage cheese (creamed)
- 1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- I don't precook my lasagna noodles but if you prefer to cook them, do so according to instructions on the box.
- Spread 1/2 of noodles in baking dish.
- Cover with half of the meat sauce.
- Cover meat sauce with 1/2 of cottage cheese
- Cover cottage cheese with 1/2 of mozzarella slices
- Repeat layers with the remaining noodles, meat sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella slices
- Cover lightly with a layer of tinfoil and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.