IGF July - 19 - 2013 Helpful Products, Recipes9 COMMENTS

I was walking through Walmart the other day and saw this new product. I’ve tried “No-Boil” Lasagna using wheat noodles before, but this was the first time I’d seen Gluten-Free, No-Boil Lasagna Noodles.

So, to save ya’ll from having to buy these in fear and trepidation, (yes, I’m a fraidy-cat when it comes to new gluten free products, now you know,) I tried the Gluten Free Cafe Rice Lasagna No Boil Noodles so I could post my findings here.


I’m happy to tell you that they did in fact work, and were good. I did add more sauce than the recipe on the box called for, which turned out to be a good thing, and I did have to cook them quite a bit longer than the box recipe said to get the noodles soft all the way through. After these adjustments we found ourselves eating a very enjoyable gluten-free lasagna dinner that took half the prep time, hallelujah!

I used my favorite Lasagna recipe and adjusted it by adding an extra (26.5 oz) can of spaghetti sauce. I didn’t boil the noodles, of course, and I ended up baking it for 1hour and 30 minutes to get the noodles soft throughout. (The noodles on the bottom were more done than the ones on top, but still good.)


I have to admit, I do still like Tinkyada noodles better, but for the time and work it saves me, my loyalties just might be changing. What a nice thing it is to have good options!

Buon appetito!

9 Responses to “No Boil Lasagna”

    December 15th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you very much for the review! I had to buy these yesterday (at Walmart)because I forgot to go to the store I normally buy my lasagna pasta from during the week and it is closed on the weekend. I promised to bring a big lasagna for a work meeting tomorrow and was very stressed when these were all I could find. I found your page looking for tips or additional instructions about this brand. Again, thank you! You’ve made me feel much better and now I have some good advice for going forward.

    February 9th, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I too happened on these in Walmart and snatched them up without doing any research on the product. I had been looking for gluten free lasagna noodles and simply had not come across any. (I am from a very small town… no whole foods markets, etc.) I fixed the lasagna recipe as written on the box… goat cheese and all (which I don’t typically cook with) and I absolutely loved the dish. Tonight, I tried them again with a vegetable lasagna recipe… and it turned out just as good. I’m sold on these lasagna noodles. So happy to have lasagna back in my life. 🙂

    March 19th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I saw these at my local walmart too. I normally purchase Tinkayada but the walmart stop carrying them. I made them according to your advice. I used 2- 24oz jars of Barilla sauce and baked it for about 1 hour 40 minutes. I only used one box of noodles and they seemed short when layed in the 9X13 pan but they stretched out when they baked. The lasagna was okay. I used my usual jar sauce and ricotta filling. My family did not like the texture. Being allergic to wheat we pack alot of leftovers for lunch and my dh did not want to pack this for lunch he asked for sandwiches instead. The texture is mushy I did reheat it the next day. The starch from the noodles gets absorbed by the sauce so the sauce thickens up and the lasagna was quite dry. I will be ordering Tinkayada online.

    April 6th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information. I am new to doing gluten free and I just found these at our local walmart. I bought them without reading anything about them for the simple reason I had not seen gluten free lasagna in my town either. I have not tried them yet, but appreciate the comments so I know what to watch for.

    Bob Heist
    January 4th, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    We enjoyed some last month. Did not see them in our local store and Walmart web site shows “No longer available”. Any good ideas about alternate source.

    Bob Heist
    January 4th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    We enjoyed some last month. Did not see them in our local store and Walmart web site shows “No longer available”. Any good ideas about alternate source?

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Can anyone share the printed recipe from the café lasagna box?
    I really enjoyed the lasagna but now can’t find recipe.
    Thanks for helping.

    May 31st, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    It seems they had disappeared from Walmart for a while, but I found them at my Walmart last week. Hopefully you can find them again at yours!

    November 10th, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Linda, the recipe on the box is as follows:

    Gluten Free No Boil Lasagna
    Yield: 6-8 servings

    2-10 oz. packages Gluten Free Cafe No Boil Lasagna sheets
    1 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1/2 cup celery, chopped
    1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp. kosher salt
    2 lbs. lean ground beef
    2 tbsp italian herb seasoning blend
    1 tbsp fennel seed
    1-15 oz. can gluten free marinara sauce
    2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
    1/2 lb. soft goat cheese
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
    1/2 cup italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
    1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves, chopped
    2 lbs. shredded mozzarella cheese
    freshly cracked black pepper

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Use a 9″ x 13″ baking pan, grease if desired.
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and saute onions, celery, and garlic for 2 minutes. Stir in the ground beef. Add half of the salt, italian seasoning, and fennel; stir frequently until browned. Add the marinara sauce and stir occasionally for 10 more minutes. Set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine goat cheese, ricotta, parmesan, eggs, fresh basil, parsley, oregano, remaining salt, and freshly cracked back pepper.
    Lightly coat bottom of pan with marinara and meat mixture. Layer lasagna strips over the sauce. Top with about half of the herbed cheese mixture and half of the shredded mozzarella. Once again add a layer of the sauce mixture, a layer of lasagna strips, the second half of the herbed cheese mixture, and some of the remaining mozzarella cheese. For the final layer, use the remaining lasagna strips. Top them with the rest of sauce and shredded cheese.
    Bake for 1 hour or until golden on top. Let rest for 15 minutes and serve.

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