Slow Cooker, Gluten-Free Lasagna

Super Easy, Slow Cooker, Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com

Just to warn you right off, this sucker has a lot of veggies in it. So you can’t say I didn’t tell you so.

If you are looking for a traditional meat, pasta and cheese only gluten-free lasagna, you can go here. This is where I got my inspiration from.

Well, that and my mom’s lasagna.

But I added a ton of vegetables because I am always looking for ways to make recipes I love, healthier. I can eat a ton of this gluten-free lasagna and not feel guilty.

And, my picky, picky boys like it, too. The Big Man likes it, but he will eat any kind of vegetable.

So I can get more vegetables into me. More vegetables into my boys. And it tastes pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

OK, once again, the picture doesn’t show it looking pretty, but it tastes great, and that is what matters, right? It’s so high with all of the veggies that I can’t get it out very easily. It just kind of goes all over the place.

It also makes so much that it lasts for days. Gotta love that, too.

 

Slow Cooker, Gluten-Free Lasagna
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 6-8
 
Amazing tasting gluten-free lasagna that has tons of veggies. Great way to get your kids to eat veggies. They will like them this way. At least my picky eater does.
Ingredients
Meat Sauce
  • 2lb Ground Beef
  • 3 jars Spaghetti Sauce (25 oz. jars)
Cottage Cheese Mixture
  • 16oz Cottage Cheese (small curd)
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley (dried)
  • 8oz Mozzarella (shredded)
  • 1lb Carrots (chopped)
  • 6 leaves Chard (ripped and no center spine)
  • 4 sheets Gluten-Free Lasagna Noodles
  • 1lb Broccoli (chopped)
Instructions
Meat Sauce
  1. Brown and drain ground beef.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer
Cottage Cheese Mixture
  1. While that is simmering, mix together cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, oregano and parsley.
Layering
  1. Layer in your slow cooker, meat sauce, gluten-free lasagna noodles, broccoli, cottage cheese, chard, mozzarella cheese, carrots, and again.
  2. Save enough meat sauce and mozzarella for another layer.
  3. After the second layer of carrots, add another layer of meat sauce.
  4. Add the rest of the mozzarella on top.
  5. Put the lid on.
  6. Cook on low for 4 hours.

 

Layering Pictures

Meat Sauce Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Gluten-Free Noodle Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Broccoli Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Cottage Cheese Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Chard Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Mozzarella Cheese Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Carrot Layer in Gluten-Free Lasagna | glugleglutenfree.com   Gluten-Free Lasagna Before Cooking | glugleglutenfree.com

There is a lot of water after it is done because of all of the vegetables. I just use a turkey baster and drain it off. No problem.

So, to recap, if you are trying to get anyone to eat more veggies, and they like lasagna, give this a try. It’s pretty easy with the short cuts.

I’m linking this to Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by Shirley from gfe-gluten-free easily, Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.

Until later, here’s to…Living Better, Easily!™

 

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4 Responses to “Slow Cooker, Gluten-Free Lasagna”

    • Tia Hain

      Thank you for sharing, Shirley. You are so sweet. Trying to make everything with hidden veggies for the boys has the added benefit of getting more veggies in me. The oldest picks the chard out saying, “I love lettuce!” I haven’t told him it is chard that thing he can’t stand normally. ;)

      ~Tia

  1. I have so missed having lasagna since discovering I have celiac. I can hardly wait to try this. Looks and sounds delicious

  2. Tia Hain

    Hi Pearl,

    I missed lasagna, too. I tried to make my mom’s version, which turned out ok, but I love that this doesn’t take nearly as much work. And I feel so good about myself eating it instead of beating myself up about it. ;)

    I hope you like it.

    ~Tia