Recipe: Pasta-Less Lasagna With Red Pepper Sauce

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Pasta-Less Lasagna With Red Pepper Sauce
(gluten/soy/corn/potato/tomato/egg free)

This recipe is adapted from Skinny Taste’s Stuffed Cabbage Casserole.

One of the things I miss most about pasta dishes is tomato sauce, so I occasionally make a red sauce out of red peppers. Instead of mixing it with pasta this time, I decided to try making a pasta-less lasagna out of cabbage, and it turned out pretty well.

Pasta-Less Lasagna With Red Pepper Sauce


2 cups cooked brown rice
1 lb ground beef (or any ground meat)
8 oz mozzarella cheese
3 1/4 lbs cabbage
3 red peppers + olive oil
Seasoning of choice

Making It:

  1. Cook the rice and the ground beef. Season the meat with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, etc. Slice the cabbage.
  2. To make the sauce, simple cut your red peppers into chunks, put them into a food processor or blender, add a few tablespoons of olive oil, then process until smooth.
  3. Mix the rice, seasoned ground beef, and red pepper sauce.
  4. Layer your food in a 9×13 (or larger) baking dish: cabbage, sauce mixture, cheese, cabbage, sauce mixture, cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes until the cabbage is cooked and the cheese is melted.



  1. Now, I’m allergic to peppers! But this sounds really good. I’ll have to try it next summer when the garden comes in
    Patty recently posted…Stuffed Cabbage for the Freezer – RecipeMy Profile

    • You can sub tomato or tomato sauce for the red peppers! I’m allergic to tomato, which is why I went with the peppers :-p

  2. We are just a bundle of food allergies!
    Patty recently posted…Stuffed Cabbage for the Freezer – RecipeMy Profile

  3. Interesting! I would have never thought to use red peppers but it sounds like it would be yummy!
    Stacie recently posted…Cabbage Roll Soup RecipeMy Profile

  4. I am addicted to pasta but having just decided to try to reduce my carb intake this looks like a great dinner recipe!

  5. Oh that sounds so good. I need to try this son.
    Ellen Christian recently posted…Unstuffed Paleo Cabbage RollsMy Profile

  6. Finding ways to save calories is definitely a focus this time of year – thanks for a new recipe to try!


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