Vegan Lasagna

Can you say delicious?

My older sister was vegan for many years (now she’s a pescetarian), so we’ve made this vegan lasagna many times at home. And maybe it’s because I associate homemade lasagna with this recipe, but I’ve never liked meaty or cheesy lasagna. This recipe is absolutely delicious and your non-vegan friends (or you yourself) will wonder why you never made this before.

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 onion, minced, optional

1/2 lb. carrots, sliced and steamed

1/4 cup canned vegetable broth

1 lb. tofu

8 ounces vegan “cream cheese” (I use Tofutti)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 16-ounce bag of spinach leaves

About 2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce

About 12 lasagna noodles (Tinkyada brown rice lasagna noodles)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Add olive oil to a large skillet. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley and garlic, saute for 1 minute. Add the sliced and steamed carrots and the veggie broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

3. Add the tofu, vegan “cream cheese” and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the tofu and cream cheese start to melt. Stir in the nutmeg. Remove from heat.

4. In a large flat pan place some warm water. Soak the lasagna noodles until slightly soft (this helps them cook better in the oven).

5. In the bottom on an 11-by-7-inch baking dish, place three lasagna noodles. Spread tomato sauce on top, then spread the carrot mixture over the top. Place three noodles on top of that and spread tomato sauce and spinach on top. Repeat process until all the noodles and carrot mixture are used up. Top with spaghetti sauce.

6. Bake about 45 minutes until it is thoroughly heated. When done baking, enjoy!

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Categories: Casserole, Main dish

Author:rsedlak1

Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.

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