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Gluten-Free Casein-Free Lasagna

Tasty lower calorie and fat lasagna with the added bonus of being gluten-free and casein-free.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: adhd diet, autism diet, autism menu, frugal, healthy, healthy recipes, recipes high in vitamin c, iron rich, kid friendly recipes, recipes kids love
Servings: 10
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Ronald and Deborah Hanyon MPH, RDN, ACE-CHC


  • Cook pasta according to box instructions, until al dente.
  • chop onion, pepper, basil, thyme, oregano, and garlic
  • Brown turkey with 1/2 of raw vegetables, garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt
  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, other half of raw vegetables, and herbs to separate saucepan.
  • Bring tomato mixture to boil, reduce heat,  and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add cooked turkey mixture to tomato sauce mix and cook an additional 15 minutes
  • Spray 7 x 10 size glass dish with cooking spray.
  • Line bottom with noodles (single layer)
  • Add 1/3 of total sauce, then 1/3 of ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese
  • Add another layer of noodles (single layer). It's okay if noodles are broken. They will still taste good and won't show in the final recipe) :)
  • Add 2nd 1/3 sauce, 1/3 ricotta, mozzarella cheese
  • Add last layer noodles
  • Add last 1/3 sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese
  • Top with parmesan (or use extra mozzarella instead if preferred)
  • Place in preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 40 minutes or until heated through and slightly brown. NOTE: the parmesan cheese will not appear to be melted like traditional parmesan.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Serves 10


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1.4mg