Gluten-Free Rice Paper Lasagna

I’ve been wanting to use up my stash of rice paper for a while, but have been too lazy to make the spring rolls I originally bought them for.  Then, I noticed that these…


…are the same size as this 8×8 Pyrex dish!


Immediately, I thought casserole. Asian casserole! A coconut curry sauce? Layers of bean sprouts and tofu? But I didn’t have any ingredients on hand for that.

Here’s what I did have.


Giada De Laurentiis’ vegetable marinara pasta sauce from Target is actually pretty good.


I followed my recipe for lazy lasagna, using a package of frozen spinach (pressed), 3 TB egg whites, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 whole tub of cottage cheese.


Layer as usual – sauce, rice paper, spinach mixture, rice paper…


…all the way to the top (5 pieces) with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


45 minutes at 375 (covered with foil for the first half hour) – let cool for 10 before cutting


“Laziest Lasagna” aka Spring Roll Rice Paper Lasagna!


As you can see, it’s not really layers, more of a blob. In fact, you can’t really taste the rice paper at all – it sorta melts into the rest of the casserole, and adds a nice gooey texture. If you’re gluten-free and miss lasagna, try this – both Abe and I really liked it!


What should I do with the rest of those rice paper wrappers? Other than spring rolls (or lasagna)?!?


21 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Rice Paper Lasagna

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    I want to do sandwiches or burritos with rice paper. I saw it done the other day on the Cooking Channel and am intrigued. They did some sort of pork sandwich I think.

  2. Silvia @ skinny jeans food

    I LOVE Giada’s marinara (and other) sauces! They are the best!

    Interesting lasagna with rice paper 😉

  3. Karen

    Try out soft rice paper rolls in Vietnamese style. Simple one for a lazy day~

    Video and recipe is below:

  4. members1sttest

    This is the first I have seen rice paper for lasagna noodles. I love it!

    I would suggest making spring rolls but you advised against that. Hmmm..

  5. Emily @ Savory and Savage

    Oh, I love any recipe that uses things like rice paper that I will buy for one recipe and then the bulk of the package just sits in the back of my fridge forever. Now I can use it up!

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

    Oh man– I had a package of rice paper wrappers for the LONGEST time because I was too lazy to make spring rolls with them…which I eventually finally did 🙂 This “lasagna” looks delicious!

  7. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine

    you’re so creative!! I can’t think of anything else to do with the wraps besides tear them up and add them to a brothy soup…

  8. Walking E

    Does it really say “Course Ground Tomatoes” on Giada’s ingredient list?? Are those tomatoes prepared on the fairway at Pebble Beach or Riviera or something? 😉

  9. Layla Falcon

    I very loosely adapted this recipe. I soaked the sheets and made a completely different sauce and soaked the rice paper and use four sheets in sted of one to divide layers. Our family can’t have dairy so I used homemade homous insted of cheese. Oh My Gosh It was good! It’s my new favorite food :).
    And as for Ideas for what to use rice paper for…
    Deep fry it in hot oil . It puffs up beautifully. Mmmmmmmm…

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      Thanks Layla!!! I’m glad it worked out. Love the idea of adding bulk to the layers.

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