gluten free lasagna

Chicken Bacon Ranch Lasagna

I adore pasta. I think I might have mentioned this before. The dough-y goodness of it. Someone once told me I should just put the sauce I like over vegetables because that’s the flavor I really missed. But no. Not for me. I could eat noodles all day long with just a pinch of salt. Many pasta recipes use a traditional red Italian style meat sauce. And while I love those plenty, sometimes I’m just craving something different. Like gluten free lasagna. With bacon and ranch. Two words that definitely go together!

This is really easy and fast recipe. The trick is to find gluten free lasagna noodles that don’t have to be prepared. Once upon a time I was able to find gluten free lasagna noodles locally, but that hasn’t been the case lately. So now I get these Barilla Oven Ready ones from Amazon. It’s actually a really good deal, and you can even save some money if you place it on your subscribe and save through Amazon prime! I used to think lasagna had to take all day, but this one is ready to eat in under an hour!

It’s all about the layers! This gluten free lasagna has 4 different layers: meat sauce, noodles, ricotta mix, and bacon. In addition to buying oven ready lasagna noodles, a couple other time saving tips for this recipe: I used my precooked shredded chicken to make the meat sauce, and I used store bought packaged bacon pieces. Sometimes I’m all about 100% made from scratch ingredients, but sometimes I just want to get the food made as quickly as possible. Precooked bacon is one of my favorite cheats, although probably not the most healthy choice haha!

gluten free lasagna

For the meat sauce, we simply add precooked chicken and alfredo sauce to skillet to warm through and mix well. While this is going, you’ll start making the ricotta mixture. In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, eggs, parmesan cheese, and ranch mix.

gluten free lasagna

Would you believe that after these 2 quick steps, you’re ready to assemble this dish? Yeah, me either! You’ll do your 4 layers in the following order:

  • 1/3 of the meat sauce
  • 4 lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 ricotta mixture
  • 1/3 cup bacon
  • 1/3 meat sauce
  • 4 lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 ricotta mix
  • 1/3 cup bacon
  • 4 lasagna noodles
  • Remainder of meat sauce
  • 5 cheese blend
  • Remainder of bacon pieces

gluten free lasagna

Ahh, bacon makesĀ everything better!!! Once it’s assembled the good news is you only have wait 30 minutes until it’s done! It comes out of the oven smelling delicious and a lovely brown color from all that melted cheese!

Did you make this recipe? Do you love the flavors of bacon and ranch? Leave me a note and let me know how it went!

gluten free lasagna


Chicken Bacon Ranch Lasagna
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

A gluten free twist on lasagna that includes bacon and ranch in a white sauce!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 servings
  • 1 15oz jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 lb shredded chicken
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 12 ready to bake gluten free lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup Bacon pieces
  • 8 oz Italian Cheese blend
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In large skillet place precooked chicken and Alfredo sauce. Heat over medium until warm and well mixed.

  3. In large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, and ranch dressing mix.

  4. In 9x13 dish layer the following: 1/3 meat sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/3 cup bacon, 1/3 meat sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/3 cup bacon, 4 lasagna noodles, 1/3 cup meat sauce, Italian cheese blend, 1/3 cup bacon.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes.