The Perfect Vegetable Lasagna

The Perfect Vegetable Lasagna

This is not your mama’s lasagna…it’s better and healthier but trust me, it ain’t no pansy vegan lasagna. This lasagna satisfied an audience of hardcore meat eaters. There honestly was not a morsel left, all plates licked clean. It came out absolutely perfect but takes a bit of patience. You do have to make sure to saute all your veggies as this is the key to a successful veggie loaded lasagna. Don’t be afraid to add more cheese or sauce if you are feeling a bit crazy. Enjoy!

Vegetable Lasagna

2 boxes gluten free lasagna noodles

1 jar pasta sauce (I chose tomato basil)

3 cups Daiya Mozzarella cheese

3 cups spinach

2 medium zucchini

2 medium squash

1 large onion

3 cups sliced mushrooms

2 cups shredded carrots

4 Tbsp olive oil

5 cloves garlic

1 Tbsp basil

2 Tbsp parsley

2 Tbsp oregano

Ricotta ‘Cheese’

1 cup lima beans

½ cup macadamian nuts

½ cup pine nuts

½ cup nutritional yeast

½ cup orange juice

1 tsp sea salt

juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and then add your noodles
(follow instructions on noodles as every noodle has a different boil
time). I had to do my noodles in two batches. Once you strain your
noodles, you can add some olive oil so the noodles do not stick to
one another.

As your noodles are boiling, you can start the very fun process of
chopping and sauteing all your vegetables. First, you’ll want to
shred your zucchini and squash with a grater then toss into a large
frying pan and add 2 Tbsp olive oil plus 3 cloves of minced garlic
and ½ tsp sea salt. Saute until most the water has evaporated from
your zucchini and squash. It should probably take about 10-15
minutes. Set aside.

Next, you’ll need to finely chop your sliced mushrooms (I bought
pre-sliced mushrooms). The best way to finely chop your mushrooms is
with a single blade mezzaluna and chopping into a stainless steel
bowl. I also chopped the shredded carrots into small bits. Don’t feel
deflated if you do not have a chopper simply chop as small as
possible. Chop up your onion and throw both the onion and mushrooms
into the frying pan along with 2 cloves of minced garlic, ½ tsp sea
salt and 2 Tbsp olive oil. You’ll eventually add the shredded
carrots and spinach but you’ll need to make room in that frying pan
so let the mushrooms lose some of their water first. Again, you’ll
want to cook these vegetables until very little water is left. Set

Now, to make the vegan ricotta cheese…you’ll need your food
processor or blender. Add all the ingredients and blend until
relatively smooth but not like butter. You want it to have some

All the hard work is finely done! It’s time to put everything
together. I used a 15×11 inch pan. First, you’ll want to line the
bottom of the pan with a thin layer of sauce then you’ll elegantly
place your noodles, spread (as best you can) a layer of your vegan
ricotta cheese, a layer of zucchini/squash veggies followed with a
thin layer of sauce and a handful of Daiya mozzarella cheese. Repeat
until you finish all ingredients ending with a layer of noodles and a
sprinkling of Daiya cheese, ***alternate veggies…the next layer
being your mushroom/carrot/spinach/onion. Cover with parchment paper
or tinfoil. Bake at 375F for 40-50 minutes until you see slight
browning on the edges. Never hesitate to add more cheese!!!

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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