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Gluten and Grain Free Eggplant Lasagne

eggplant lasange- this is naturally gluten free and so delicious you wont miss the pasta!

I’ve really been trying to find more and more foods lately that are gluten free. I’m not gluten intolerant, and my son has overcome his gluten issues- but I have noticed that during rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups I do feel worse when I eat a lot of gluten. Now, I’m not completely giving up my breads, cookies and pastas- but I am trying to limit them and even avoid during flares. So finding dishes like this Gluten and Grain Free Eggplant Lasagne that taste just as good as the gluten version always make me incredibly happy!

Not only is this recipe free of grains, it is PACKED with veggies. Which totally makes up for the fact that I completely smother lasagne in cheese….. right? If you’re sticking to a paleo diet, you’ll want to skip the cheese. But really- what is a lasagne without ooey, gooey, stringy, creamy and wonderful cheese? I do try to reduce dairy sometimes, but it is the one food I just can’t give up- and because we’re using naturally lower fat cheese (cheese is glorious and should have fat- but cottage cheese and mozzarella are options that aren’t processed to be lower fat), it isn’t a killer if you are looking for a low-fat option.

I absolutely love the meaty flavor eggplant gives this lasagne and how rich the sauce tastes. And this is the EASIEST lasange ever, because you don’t have to boil noodles- just assemble and go! Sure, there are the no-boil lasange noodles you can buy in stores, but they never work right for me. These eggplant “noodles” come out delicious everytime!

To get my noodles perfect, I used an OXO mandoline. I always had troubles with mandolines until I found a heavy duty oxo model when buying gifts with wedding cards years ago. I’d had mine over 5 years and never had any issues- and it is still perfectly sharp and efficient!

Eggplant Lasagne- naturally gluten free with a rich and creamy taste!

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Gluten and Grain Free Eggplant Lasagne
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 eggplants, sliced into long thing noodles with a mandoline
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar pasta sauce- gluten free
Instructions
  1. In a well greased casserole dish (you can use butter or olive oil spray), lay eggplant noodles down flat.
  2. Layer a little sauce, peppers and onions, cottage cheese and mozzarella.
  3. Repeat to make 3 layers with sauce, veggies, cottage cheese and mozzarella.
  4. Add a final fourth layer of eggplant, top with sauce and the rest of the mozzarella.
  5. Cover with foil, bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove foil, cook another 30 minutes, until cheese on top is crispy and browned and bubbly.
  7. Serve hot- makes fabulous leftovers.

5 thoughts on “Gluten and Grain Free Eggplant Lasagne”

  1. Try goat cheese and bake in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes. I pre-roast the eggplant for 15-20 minutes with cooking spray or olive oil on it and parmesan cheese…I then put a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the pan, then the eggplant, then goat cheese, and continue until I end with goat cheese. I usually do 2 or 3 layers..

  2. I made this dish a couple days ago, and it was so good! I used a mandoline to slice the eggplant, it was perfect. I roasted the eggplant first and I also added some miniature bell peppers (red, yellow, orange) that I roasted with the eggplant and layered them in with the eggplant. I followed the rest of the recipe and it was some of the best lasagna I’ve tasted! I miss pasta so much, but did not miss it at all in this dish! I’ll make this again and again! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I am so disappointed in this recipe. I had high hopes and I even made a second tray fto freeze for later. It’s been baking for over an hour and the eggplant is no where near fork tender. My kids are so hungry, so I’m having to make something else for them to eat. I looked up other eggplant lasagna recipes to try to figure out what I did wrong, and every single one has you roast the eggplant before assembling the dish. Such a bummer. I feel so mislead!

  4. Hi Courtney,
    Great minds think alike. I am making this over the weekend. I bought mu two eggplants yesterday although I did not buy cottage cheese. I was just going to layer the eggplant and sauce and on top add the mozzarella cheese.

    I try and eat gluten free most of the time with an occasional miss but I do feel better when there is no gluten in my food.

    Have a great weekend!!

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