Vegan Lasagna

Italian food holds a special place in our house. Greg grew up with a large Italian family and incredible Italian cooking being at the center of the family gatherings. Recipes have been passed down for generations from the “mother land.” Most are meat and dairy based, so we have had fun converting them into delicious plant-based options. Fortunately, the best family secrets were sauce and spice based so the challenge wasn’t too steep. We recently mastered a classic vegan lasagna and are thrilled to share it with you!


Ingredients:

  1. Lasagna noodles: the boil or no boil version. Or try from scratch if you are feeling bold!

  2. Spices: salt, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, onion powder

  3. Vegetables: spinach, mushroom, carrots, zucchini

  4. Cheeses: Vegan ricotta cheese (homemade), vegan mozzarella cheese

  5. The Other Stuff: minced garlic, olive oil, water, marinara sauce

The Lasagna Noodles

  1. If you have noodles that need to be boiled, you’ll need to do that first

  2. We prefer the no boil version


The Sauce

  1. Either make a fresh sauce with tomato sauce or use your favorite jarred version

The Vegetables

  1. Heat olive oil in large pan with the spices

  2. Sauté carrots and zucchini

  3. Once softened, add in mushrooms and spinach (by the handfuls)

The Layers!

  1. Cover the bottom of your baking dish with a light layer of marinara sauce

  2. Add layer of lasagna noodles (3 pieces)

  3. Add 1/2 cup of vegan ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup of vegan mozzarella cheese. Then on top add a layer of sautéed veggies, and then another layer of sauce.

  4. Time for your second layer of lasagna noodles (3 pieces).

  5. And another round of cheeses, veggies and sauce (just as before)

  6. Next and final layer of lasagna noodles (3 pieces)

  7. Add in layer of sauce and a light layer of the cheeses on very top

The Baking

  1. Preheat oven to 375

  2. Place dish in oven, covered for 40 minutes

  3. Uncover after 40 minutes, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes

Buon Appetito!

  1. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast (or vegan parmesan cheese) and some fresh basil

  2. Pairs well with: salad & chocolate chip cookies


Vegan Lasagna Recipe

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