Tasty Vegan Lasagna

Tasty Vegan Lasagna

Enjoy this flavorful lasagna made with sliced, roasted eggplant to replace lasagna noodles, plus delicious mushroom sauce and macadamia nuts instead of ricotta cheese. This is a low-cal, gluten-free dinner. You can also use roasted zucchini as an additional layer.

Add a fresh salad and you have a perfect meal! There are some alternatives, as I note by the ingredients or under the Cooks Notes section.

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Taste Vegan Lasagne
A delicious low-cal, vegan and gluten-free dish. Easy to cook as a main or side dish.
Prep Time 10-15 minutes
Cook Time 45-50 minutes
Passive Time 10 resting time after cooking
Servings
people
Ingredients
Vegetables & Vegan Ricotta
Sauce
Prep Time 10-15 minutes
Cook Time 45-50 minutes
Passive Time 10 resting time after cooking
Servings
people
Ingredients
Vegetables & Vegan Ricotta
Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (176 C). Prep 2 baking sheet with parchment paper coated with olive oil spray.
  2. Slice eggplants (and Zucchini if you wish) lengthwise. Season with Everything seasoning, oregano. Cook 15' and then flip for another 15' until well browned and soft inside.
  3. In the meantime while eggplant is cooking, begin to prepare the sauce. Saute chopped mushrooms in on high with a little oil (1 tbsp) until well done, about 5 minutes
  4. Add marinara sauce and cook for 5-8 min on lower heat. Add salt & pepper to taste as well as red pepper flakes for a little heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Time to make the Cheese! Add the presoaked macadamia nuts to your food processor and on high speed adding lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, sea salt, blending, scrapping down on side until you get to the right consistency.
  6. Start with 1/3 c water, then add more if need to get the right consistency to spread. You're looking for a spreadable soft cheese consistency.
  7. Add flavoring to taste as needed, more garlic powder or nutritional yeast for a more cheesy flavor.
  8. Begin the Assembly ... in a large baking dish (9x13 or similar size), lightly greased olive oil spray or small amt. of avocado oil
  9. Start with thin layer of Marinara sauce, then layer eggplant slices across the top.
  10. Next comes the yummy vegan ricotta cheese, spread with a spoon across the top of the eggplant. Then layer of sauce, eggplant, cheese, repeat until you top off with sauce.
  11. Sprinkle with Vegan Parmesan Cheese. I had left over Ricotta, so I used as the last topping!
  12. Bake in the center of the oven at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and slightly brown especially around the edges.
  13. Once out of the oven, let cool for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil & oregano. Sprinkle with more Vegan Parmesan Cheese, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Cooks Notes:

If you roasted Zucchini as well, add those to the layering process: Sauce ~ Eggplant~ Ricotta~ Sauce ~ Zucchini ~ Ricotta ~ Sauce ~ Eggplant~ Ricotta ~Sauce, etc...etc...

So, if you feel you need or want to add the noodles to the recipe - use a box of vegan friendly and/or gluten-free, cook as directed on the box and add to the layering process. I won't judge you...LOL.

To healthy eating,

Melissa

Nutritional Per Serving:

Calories per serving 455 ~ Fat: 35.1g ~ Saturated Fat 5.8g ~ Sodium 366mg ~ Carbs 34.1g ~ Fiber 14.6g ~ Sugar 17.2g ~ Protein 15.9g

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