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Comforting and incredibly delicious, this gluten-free lasagna has layers of ground beef and marinara sauce, a creamy ricotta filling, gluten-free lasagna noodles, and melty mozzarella. A favorite for the whole family, even the gluten eaters!

A square of gluten-free lasagna being lifted out of a casserole dish of lasagna.

🍝 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • This recipe offers all the delicious traditional flavors of meat lasagna, but made with gluten free noodles. It’s comforting, filling, and always a winning dish everyone loves. And you can’t even tell it’s gluten free!
  • Making fresh lasagna is easy! We use pasta that are oven ready, so no need to pre-boil them or anything. You’ll just cook the meat sauce, prepare the cheese-filled ricotta filling, and layer everything a few times over, before baking until perfectly melty and bubbly.
  • It’s a perfect crowd-pleaser recipe to make for any dinner party with friends or family gathering. You can even prepare it ahead of time for up to 1 day in advance, and bake it right before dinner time. Serve it with a side of gluten free air fryer garlic bread, a side salad like this delicious spinach salad, and finish the meal with this irresistible vanilla bean pana cotta, or this gluten free lemon cake.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • You can easily change up the filling of your gluten free lasagna if you wish. Mix half ground beef and half ground sausage, add a layer of sautéed mushrooms and zucchini or sautéed garlic and spinach. Or you can even make it vegetarian by using a plant-based “meat” instead of beef, and adding extra veggies. There’s lot of possibilities to customize lasagna to your taste.
  • If you add the aluminum foil too tightly around the baking dish, it could stick to the mozzarella on top while baking. To prevent this, you can use spray cooking oil, and quickly spray the foil on the side going down, and check that it’s not touching the cheese layer.
  • Any leftovers can be stored refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You can reheat the lasagna in individual portions in the microwave, or in the oven in an oven-safe baking dish.
Top-down, overhead view of gluten-free lasagna, sliced into squares, in a baking dish.

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Recipe By: Sam Guarnieri

Gluten-Free Lasagna

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 55 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
This recipe for gluten-free lasagna has all the layers and flavors of classic lasagna, without any of the gluten. Complete with tender gluten-free free lasagna noodles!
12 servings


  • Large skillet
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Large bowl
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Large spoon or silicone spatula
  • aluminium foil


For the Ground Beef in Marinara

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion diced, approximately 1 cup
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning more or less to taste
  • 3 cups marinara sauce store-bought or homemade

For the Ricotta Filling

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • ½ cup freshly shredded mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning more or less to taste
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Lasagna

  • 1 10-ounce package oven-ready gluten-free lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella


For the Ground Beef in Marinara

  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. When skillet is warm, add olive oil and swirl pan to distribute oil evenly across entire surface. Continue heating skillet until oil is hot and shimmery.
  • When oil is hot, add ground beef to skillet. Season with salt and pepper as desired, then cook ground beef, breaking meat up with wooden spoon or spatula, 4 to 5 minutes or until browned and crumbled. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Carefully drain excess grease from skillet and discard. Return skillet to heat.
  • Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning to skillet and stir to incorporate. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened.
  • Once onion has softened, add marinara sauce to skillet and stir to incorporate. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside.
    Ground beef in marinara sauce for gluten-free lasagna.

For the Ricotta Filling

  • Add ricotta, egg, parmesan, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to large bowl. Stir well until ingredients are fully combined.
    Ricotta filling for gluten-free lasagna.

For the Lasagna

  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Adjust oven racks as needed so baking dish sits in middle of oven.
  • Spoon approximately one quarter of ground beef and marinara into baking dish and spread mixture out into thin layer covering bottom of dish completely.
  • Cover ground beef and marinara layer with approximately 3 ounces of gluten-free lasagna noodles, making sure noodles are in one even layer without overlapping.
  • Cover lasagna noodles with approximately one third of ricotta filling mixture, spreading mixture out to edges of baking dish and covering noodles evenly.
  • Repeat process, layering ground beef and marinara, then lasagna noodles, then ricotta filling, until all ingredients have been used completely. Finish with layer of ground beef and marinara mixture.
  • Top final layer of ground beef and marinara with 2 cups shredded mozzarella, spread evenly across top of lasagna.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Place baking dish in preheated oven. Bake lasagna, covered, 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, remove baking dish from oven and carefully remove foil. Return baking dish to oven and bake lasagna, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mozzarella topping is bubbly and golden brown.
    Fully baked gluten-free lasagna with melted, bubbly mozzarella cheese and red marinara sauce.
  • Carefully remove baking dish from oven and set aside. Allow lasagna to cool in baking dish approximately 15 minutes, then slice lasagna into 12 squares and serve warm with desired sides.
  • Noodles: Make sure to use oven-ready lasagna sheets, which don’t need to be boiled first. If your gluten-free lasagna noodles aren’t oven-ready, double check the packaging and follow any directions needed to prepare them for the lasagna.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 310calProtein: 21gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 413mgTotal Carbs: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gNet Carbs: 16gVitamin A: 670IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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