A Gluten-Free Lasagna Alternative That Will Soon Become Your New Favorite Dish — Get The Easy Recipe

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This amazing gluten-free lasagna recipe comes with a personal backstory. My 19th birthday was the first time I heard the word “gluten." It was 2009, and I'd spent the day fantasizing about my celebratory dinner of homemade lasagna, garlic bread, and chocolate cake. But before I could don the princess tiara I'd bought at Claire's (because, duh), my doctor called with bad news: I had Celiac Disease. Pasta-laden birthday meal = no more.

I spent years trying to replicate my mom's lasagna recipe, but found gluten-less noodles too weak for the heavy combination of meat, sauce, and cheese. What I was able to do, however, was repurpose it into a delicious — and easy — baked ziti.

The best thing about this meal? The price. For around $70, you can feed easily feed eight people with this recipe — making it my absolute go-to when hostessing.

Here's What You'll Need:

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1-3 garlic cloves, depending on your taste

1 large yellow onion

1.5 lb. of sweet mild sausage

1.5 lb. of ground meat

3.5 cups of meatless Ragu sauce

1.5 lb. of gluten-free penne

1lb. of low-fat ricotta cheese

1lb. of low-fat cottage cheese

1lb. of part-skim, shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Images: Emily Siegel

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