This gluten free and dairy free lasagna recipe is so tasty you won't even miss the cheese! Living with food allergies or celiac disease doesn't mean forgoing favorite comfort foods. Like all lasagnas, It takes about an hour to prepare and once assembled can be refrigerated or frozen until ready to bake. Enjoy!
1 package gluten free lasagna noodles
1 to 2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 bell peppers
1 jar gluten free marinara sauce
Almond, artichoke or olive spread
1 bag spinach
1 can artichoke
gluten free rice noodles
onion and peppers
non-stick cooking spray
Scarpetta Olive and Almond spread
ground beef mixture
gluten and dairy free lasagna
Cook gluten free lasagna noodles in a stock pot according to package directions. Note that when planning to bake in the oven the time is slightly shorter. Rinse and drain in a strainer.
Dice the onion and peppers. Set aside.
Brown the ground beef and garlic in a skillet. Add the onion and peppers. continue cooking until the onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes more.
Drain the artichokes and cut in half lengthwise to separate the "leaves". Set aside.
Prepare your baking pan by spraying the bottom with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread 1/3 of the marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Layer 1/2 of the cooked noodles over the sauce.
Dab and spread the almond paste onto the noodles. This lends a creamy texture to the dairy free lasagna.
Place a layer of fresh spinach leaves on top.
Place 1/2 of the artichoke leaves in the next layer. They also add a creamy texture to the lasagna.
Put 1/2 of the ground beef mixture on top.
Spread 1/3 of the marinara sauce over the ground beef.
Repeat the above: noodles (use the rest of them here), almond paste, spinach, artichoke, ground beef and finish with the rest of the marinara sauce.
Cook in a preheated oven for one hour at 350 degrees. Serve and enjoy!
Sprinkle shredded cheese on top for lactose tolerant family or guests if desired.
Assembled lasagna can be refrigerated or frozen until ready to bake. Add a few minutes baking time to ensure the center is heated through. Thaw frozen lasagna before baking.
Leftovers can be reheated or frozen for later use.
Frozen chopped spinach can be used in place of fresh.