Lookin’ Gouda In No Noodle Lasagna

As an F.B.I. (full blooded Italian) you’d think that a lasagna recipe with no noodles would make you all think that I’ve lost my noodle (well, that’s for another kind of book).

As someone who suffers from gluten intolerance, this recipe satisfies my lasagna craving. It’s great for anyone cutting out carbs or has problems with gluten. It’s also embraced by Italians in Italy, as it has two vegetables that are readily used in many dishes; eggplant and zucchini.


Welcome to Tasty Tuesday

Today I am featuring a recipe that is in the book, (which is coming soon) Cook Like a Writer by The Book Posse.



2 large yellow (or green) zucchini (sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick)

2 medium-sized eggplants (peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick)

2 cups ricotta cheese

1 1/2 cups gouda cheese

Selena’s Sassy Sexy Sauce (or your own type of plain tomato sauce, and again, if you’re in a rush and don’t have any homemade tomato sauce on hand…deep breath here…you can use store bought jar sauce).

2 eggs slightly beaten (one egg will be for coating the zucchini)

2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley

4 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Grated Parmesan cheese

Flour (for coating the zucchini) (I use chickpea flour because of my gluten problem, you can use any type of flour)

Vegetable oil (to fry the zucchini)

Salt & Pepper to taste


Pat zucchini and eggplant slices dry.

Add vegetable oil to pan and heat.

Coat zucchini slices first with flour then dip in egg, fry until golden brown, pat and put aside.

In a bowl, add: ricotta cheese, gouda cheese, chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese, spinach, one beaten egg, salt & pepper to taste and mix well together, put aside.

Heat the oven to 375F.

Lightly spray a baking dish with a non-stick spray.

Layer the baking dish as follows:


ricotta and gouda cheese mixture


tomato sauce

sprinkle some fresh chopped basil on top of the sauce

sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top (not too much, just about half a handful)

Repeat in the same order, except for the last layer, do not add any mozzarella.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake UN-covered for 10 minutes (or until all the cheese is melted and lightly browned)

Remove from oven.

Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

For more recipes from the Cook Like A Writer book, please stop by and visit one my fellow Book Posse writer’s blog:

Marry Me Squares by Nancy Lauzon

Passionate Fruit Martini by Renee Wildes

19 responses to “Lookin’ Gouda In No Noodle Lasagna”

  1. I can’t wait to try this one for MB. Thanks for sharing it, Selena. My gluten-free recipe book is very small ;).


    1. Thanks, LB. I have a ton of gluten-free recipes and substitutions for MB.

      The premade stuff isn’t that tasty, and they add so much other stuff in it to make up for the gluten, that’s it worth it to make your own.


  2. Sounds yummy! 🙂


    1. Thanks, Gitte. (Lucy is waving at Mike) 😉


    1. thanks, Denise. I actually like this better than the noodle version.

      Also good to make ahead and freeze it.


  3. Sounds YUMMY!!I I am totally going to try this over the weekend! Thanks for the share!!


    1. Hi, Heather, thanks for stopping by. Hope you do give it a try, your family will love it and they won’t miss the meat.


  4. Dang that sounds delicious!!!
    Any chance of me coming over for dinner to have some? haha


    1. LOL Sure! I always make too much anyway, people always leave with goodie bags.


  5. This sounds so good Selena, thanks!


  6. This sounds so good Selena! I think I’ll get my hubby to make it 😉 Thanks!


    1. Good plan, Steph. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.


  7. I’ve been wanting to try this for ages! The best part about doing this cookbook with you is it forces you to write down your recipes. Yippee!


    1. LOL Forces me and is challenging my brain to get all the ingredients and directions down.


  8. Hi Selena I will right this recipe for my sister she will love it.


    1. You’re welcome, Kelly, hope you and your sister enjoy it. 🙂


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