Glorious gluten free meaty lasagna

Gluten Free Lasagna With Meat Bolognese Sauce

Okay, I know I just wrote about gluten free lasagna. But, we’re obsessed! Anyone who knows me well, will tell you my favorite food on the planet is lasagna. I love the layers of cheese, pasta, veggies…. did I mention cheese….  Yum! Well, I can’t be more excited that TQ is loving lasagna as much as me! The handy ready made gluten free lasagna sheets are super convenient to have on hand. Amazingly, a gluten free lasagna with meat bolognese sauce can be made super fast – even on a weekday!

The skinny:

This week, I made a rich bolognese style sauce in the crockpot. I used my summer tomato sauce that was in the freezer as the base. A pound of lean (90/10) ground beef was added and a leftover bone from a steak the night before. My not so secret ingredient, is a rind of some really good parmesan (lactose free, of course) dropped in to permeate the sauce and add depth. The crockpot is a wonderful thing when time is short! The sauce cooked all day until it became a bubbly cauldron of luscious meat sauce. By the end of the work day, it had become rich and thick – so good!

gluten free meaty lasagna with spinach
Rich and meaty, so decadent

The luscious layers:

Spoon a ladle full of sauce on the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. First layer of pasta goes down and begin adding toppings. I used shredded spinach, mozzarella and meat sauce in between every pasta layer. Finish the whole dish with more sauce and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes – it might depend a bit on how big you made the lasagna. Look for the sauce to be bubbling and the top nice and golden brown. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley.

Gluten free lasagna pasta layered with mozarella cheese, spinach and a rich homemade bolognese sauce
Layers of deliciousness!

Like my previous lasagna, this one is made without ricotta, but thanks to the beef, it does have a more traditional taste to it. If only I could find a lactose free ricotta! In the meantime, this fits the bill!

meaty gluten free lasagna

Inspire me to try a new version! What are your favorite lasagna ideas?

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Glorious gluten free meaty lasagna

Gluten Free Lasagna With Meat Bolognese Sauce

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  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



For the bolognese sauce: 

1lb lean ground beef

1 jar marinara or 25 oz homemade tomato sauce

1 parmesan rind

beef bones

For the lasagna:

12 oz package gluten free lasagna sheets

1 8 oz bag mozzarella 

1 cup chopped spinach

1/2 cup grated parmesan 

Fresh parsley 


To make the bolognese sauce: 

Add the ground beef, marinara, parmesan rind, and beef bones into your crockpot and cook on low for 5-6 hours. 

Once the sauce is done simmering remove bones and rind and preheat oven to 350°.

Grease a 2 Qt casserole dish. 

Pour a layer of bolognese sauce in the bottom of the dish. 

Add a layer of lasagna sheets, topped by spinach and mozzarella. 

Repeat adding layers: sauce, noodles, spinach, mozzarella. 

Add the final layer of noodles on the top, covered with sauce and parmesan cheese. 

Bake uncovered for 30 min. 

Add parsley before serving. 

  • Author: Karina K.
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