Friday, August 14, 2015

Delicious Dairy-free Lasagne

Dairy free Lasagne ©

One of my all-time favourite meals is lasagne. Always has been and probably always will be! It has also been a favourite of my kids and I have some gorgeous photos of each of them on their first birthday pretty much covered in it from head to toe! Now that they are older they get to choose what they want to eat for their birthday dinner and Oscar, bless him, still always choose lasagne.

When I first had to give up dairy I really thought there was no way I could give up cheese. My husband used to call me a cheese-freak but now I haven't touched any for more than 18 months. Go me!

After so many dairy-free months I have perfected my dairy-free white sauce and use it for all sorts of recipes from tuna mornay to macaroni and 'cheese' and of course lasagne. I use the thermomix to make it because it's just so easy but you can of course do it on the stove top and I have included those instructions as well.

Go ahead and try it, I promise you won't miss the cheese at all!!!

Dairy free White Sauce

500ml rice milk (or any non-dairy milk)
50g olive oil
50g rice flour
2 tbs nutritional yeast
1 ts salt
1/8 ts nutmeg
pepper to taste

Thermomix - place all ingredients in the mixing bowl and cook for 7 minutes / 90 degrees / SP 4.

Stove top - heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the rice flour and whisk  together. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly then add the milk and whisk to combine. Once smooth add all remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often. Use immediately.

To assemble the lasagne just alternate layers of Vegie-loaded Bolognaise sauce with lasagna sheets (gluten free work well) and dairy-free white sauce ending with lots of white sauce on the top. Bake for approx 45 minutes at 180 degrees C or until the pasta is tender and the top is bubbly and golden.


  1. I love lasagna and haven’t tried it since going gluten and dairy free. I’m excited to try this recipe! I had one question about your white sauce. Susan, did you activate the yeast before putting it in the recipe, or add it as it is? Thank you so much for the fantastic idea!

    1. Hi Seema, the yeast I use is labelled as either nutritional yeast or savoury yeast and is not the same as the yeast used to make bread. I buy mine from a health food store but it may be available in supermarkets as well. The recipe is still good without it but the yeast definitely adds that 'cheesiness' we all miss when we go dairy free. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it!!

    2. Oh, okay! I understand now! nice idea! I bet that definitely helps! Susan, This will definitely make up for our missing cheese in this house :)


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