Vegan Lasagna With Tofu Ricotta Cheese

Jo Zimny

By
@EmilyJo

We tend to be weekend carnivores and want to eat vegan or vegetarian meals through out the week. This is what I made today and I am very pleased with it. I had some left over home made chunky spaghetti sauce and used this along with a jar of spaghetti sauce.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE TOFU RICOTTA CHEESE

1 lb
firm tofu, drained and pressed
2 tsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 tsp
sea salt
1/4 c
nutritional yeast
10
fresh basil leaves
fresh cracked black pepper

FOR THE LASAGNA

9
lasagna noodles
1 medium
onion
3 large
cloves garlic, minced
6 large
mushrooms, chopped fine
2 Tbsp
olive oil
19 oz. pkg
vegan meat, crumbled
1/4 c
chopped parsley
1 pkg
frozen spinach
1 Tbsp
nutritional yeast
1-26 oz oz
can/jar tomatoe sauce or spaghetti sauce
1-brick
almond mozzarela cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE TOFU RICOTTA CHEESE
2
In a large bowl, mash the tofu with a potato masher. Add the lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, mash again.
3
Add the olive oil, stir with a fork. Chop the basil leaves and add to the tofu.
4
Add the nutritional yeast and stir again. I added some dried chives and fresh oregano to mine to boost the flavours. Taste to see if it needs more seasonings.
5
Cover and put into the fridge while you prepare the lasagna.
6
FOR THE LASAGNA
7
In a large pot, boil the lasagna noodles according to package directions. When done drain and set aside.
8
Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until the onions are soft and then add the mushrooms and vegetable meat and saute for a few minutes.
9
Stir in the parsley and cook for a few more minutes. Mix in the spinach and yeast flakes.
10
Place a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9x13" casserole dish. Lay 3 of the 9 noodles on top of the sauce. Add a layer of meat, then a layer of ricotta. Repeat the layers. End with the noodles, add more sauce on top and top with shredded almond mozzarella cheese. I added some dried chives and Italian season to the almond cheese to give it more flavour. Cover the lasagna with heavy tin foil.
11
Bake in a 375'F oven for 1 hour 10 minutes.
12
Serve with your favourite garlic bread.
13
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian