Try our delicious vegan homemade Lasagna Recipe to curb your hunger and provide your body with some of the essential nutrients it needs daily. If we are what we eat, then we should be eating foods that provide the essential nutrition needed by our bodies daily. However, more than 65% of persons do not consume adequate essential nutrients. If you’re accustomed to the typical beef lasagna; you will fall in love with this one.
Our delicious vegan homemade Lasagna eliminates beef or chicken and replaces it with healthy alternatives. This is a great way to limit your chicken intake if you consume it daily. Contrary to what meat lovers may think; no beef or chicken so it isn’t really a lasagna, I encourage you to give it a try. Below you will find the ingredients and the
vegan homemade Lasagna recipe ingredients:
- 9 lasagna noodles
- 2 cups of marinara sauce
- 1 cup of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup of diced zucchini
- 1 cup of diced bell peppers
- 1 cup of chopped spinach
- 1 cup of firm tofu, crumbled
- 1 cup of vegan cheese (optional)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
There are numerous vegetables you can add to your vegan lasagna to enhance the flavor and nutritional profile. Here are some suggestions:
- Eggplant: Slice the eggplant and grill or roast it before layering it into the lasagna. It adds a meaty texture and a rich, slightly sweet flavor
- Broccoli or cauliflower: Chop the florets into small pieces and blanch them before incorporating them into the lasagna. They provide a nice crunch and a boost of nutrients.
- Kale or Swiss chard: Sautéed or blanched dark leafy greens like kale or Swiss chard can be a nutritious addition, adding a pop of color and earthy flavor.
- Sweet potatoes: Roasted or thinly sliced sweet potatoes can be a tasty addition, providing a touch of natural sweetness and a creamy texture.
- Red onions or leeks: Sautéed red onions or leeks can bring a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to your lasagna.
Directions for preparing your vegan homemade Lasagna:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
- In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- Add the mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, and spinach to the pan. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the diced tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to the pan. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl, crumble the tofu and season with salt and pepper.
- In a baking dish, spread a layer of marinara sauce on the bottom. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
- Add a layer of the vegetable mixture on top of the noodles, followed by a layer of crumbled tofu. If desired, sprinkle some vegan cheese on top.
- Repeat the layers with the remaining noodles, vegetable mixture, tofu, and cheese.
- Finish with a layer of marinara sauce and sprinkle some vegan cheese on top.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
- Once done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Unlike the original lasagna which requires beef, Vegan lasagna is often associated with lower body weight and body mass index (BMI) compared to non-vegetarian lasagna. The emphasis on whole plant foods with lower calorie density, coupled with increased fiber intake, can contribute to better weight management and a reduced risk of obesity. We hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. Let us know your review in the comments below. For more vegan recipes, check CNN blog for their recent vegan homemade lasagna recipe.