I thought I’d repost this No-Tomato Lasagna recipe as it’s been the most popular post on my blog, EVER. It seems more and more people are realizing they’re sensitive to the group of plants called nightshades, which tomatoes are included in. I recently came across this article on nightshades and was further informed on some ways they affect our bodies. I’m not sure if I’ll be going nightshade-free anytime soon (I’m a potato-chip monster…) but it’s definitely something to think about. Now to find a good cheese replacement that isn’t 800 ingredients long… :)
Suffering with food allergies and/or irritations can get very limiting when making traditional recipes like lasagna. My dad’s partner, Sue, has an extensive list of foods to avoid (there’s an actual document she maintains to send to friends and family), including soy, wheat, dairy (specifically lactose), peppers and tomatoes.
I know what you’re thinking: how do you make lasagna without tomatoes?! Fear not, there is a way!
I could have gone the béchamel sauce route, but the thought of trying to find all lactose-free dairy products got overwhelming…even for me! Not to mention béchamel isn’t the healthiest choice.
I came up with this recipe after Sue sent me a link for “Nomato Sauce”. It’s definitely not tomato sauce, but stands-in pretty well in this application.