Saturday, May 11, 2013

Easy Lasagna - Gluten, corn, and egg free

Lasagna!  Mmmm mmm mmm. I love it. 

Cooking gluten free doesn't mean you have to give up your old favorites. We just change them a bit!

Here is a simple step-by-step lasagna recipe using gluten free noodles.

1 pound ground lean turkey (I use "Italian seasoned" ground turkey)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups lightly packed spinach, chopped

1 jar marinara pasta sauce (I use Kirkland Signature brand)*
6-8 uncooked "oven ready" gluten-free lasagna noodles (I use DeBoles rice lasagna)*
1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese**
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese**
1/2 cup hot water

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Brown ground turkey in large skillet over medium heat, stirring to crumble. Add minced garlic and chopped spinach. Cook until done. 
  • Stir in pasta and heat through.
  • Spray 11" x 7" baking dish lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread a thin layer of meat sauce (approximately 1/3 of sauce) evenly in bottom of dish.
  • Place a single layer of noodles on top of sauce.

  • Spread 1/2 of ricotta cheese on top of noodles.
  • Sprinkle approximately 1/3 of mozzarella cheese evenly on top of ricotta cheese.
  • Spread 1/2 of remaining meat sauce on top of cheeses.

  • Place a single layer of noodles on top of sauce.
  • Spread remaining ricotta cheese on top of noodles.
  • Sprinkle half of remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over ricotta cheese.
  • Spread remaining meat sauce over cheeses.
  • Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of hot water around the inside edges of the dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil and secure edges tightly.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until noodles are cooked.

  •  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  • Enjoy! :)

* Check noodles and sauce for gluten free label. Also, jarred pasta sauces sometimes contain corn syrup, FYI. 

** Check ingredients on both types of cheese. Some prepackaged cheeses include anti-caking ingredients which are usually flours. Popular anti-caking ingredients are corn starch and potato starch/flours. Ricotta cheese may include corn starch as well or "food starch" which is often made from corn.