You don't have to be vegan to love this delicious vegan, cruelty-free lasagna dish.
We especially enjoy this recipe for its yummy cashew cheese, its healthy and nutritious ingredients, and how filling it is!
We promise you'll feel great after eating it, have plenty of leftovers, and your gut and tastebuds will thank you!
Featured Chef: Erica Duhl
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For the sauce:
⁃ head of broccoli, sliced into bite-sized pieces
⁃ Half head of cauliflower, sliced into bite-sized pieces
⁃ 16 Oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
⁃ 16 Oz tomato purée (canned)
⁃ 16 Oz fire roasted tomatoes, diced (canned)
⁃ 6 cloves garlic, roasted
⁃ Tsp oregano
⁃ Tsp basil
⁃ Tsp salt and pepper (or to taste)
⁃ 3/4 cup lentils, rinsed, cooked, and rinsed again
⁃ Field Roast Italian Sausage, diced into little pieces, and browned in a pan (optional)
For the cheese:
⁃ 4 cups cashews, soaked 4-8 hours (or overnight)
⁃ Juice of one lemon
⁃ 3/4 cup nutritional yeast
⁃ Head of garlic, roasted
⁃ Half block of firm tofu, cut in cubes
⁃ Tsp. Oregano, basil, salt, and pepper (or to taste)
You will also need:
⁃ whole wheat lasagna noodles
⁃ 1/2 bag fresh spinach
⁃ Panko Breadcrumbs (vegan)
⁃ Vegan Mozzarella, optional as heck! I like Daiya :)
Directions for sauce:
Steam Broccoli and cauliflower in a large pot, until tender. Drain. Add remaining sauce ingredients (minus lentils) and cook for 3 hours on low-medium heat, stirring every 10-15 minutes or so. Add lentils and cook for 1 hour.
Directions for cheese:
⁃ Drains cashews, but keep enough water to blend (if you’ve already dumped it, you can totally use a plant-based milk!)
⁃ Add all ingredients to blender
⁃ Blend until smooth
⁃ Leave in fridge for 10 minutes
⁃ Blend again for 15 seconds
Assemble the remaining ingredients in pan and bake:
⁃ Cheese mixture
⁃ Spinach (you can sprinkle in the mozzarella now!)
⁃ Repeat until you’re on your last layer on cheese sauce/cheese sprinkles at the top!
Bake covered at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Up heat to 375, remove cover, add breadcrumbs, and bake for 10 minutes. Let it cool for about 5 minutes. Enjoy.
Notes from Erica:
⁃ Roasting garlic is super-easy! Take a head of garlic, peel off most of the outer layer of skin, chop the tops off to expose the garlic cloves, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, wrap in aluminum foil, and bake at 400 for 50-60 minutes! Once they cool, pop them out of their shells and set them aside for this recipe ♥️
⁃ don’t be afraid to add more nutritional yeast to your cheese sauce. YOLO.
⁃ The vegan mozzarella is a nice touch to impress your non-vegan friends; but it isn’t a necessary ingredient.
⁃ I put Field Roast Italian Sausage as optional, but let’s be real... HAVE YOU TRIED FIELD ROAST? HAVE YOU LIVED!?
⁃ this makes a hearty sauce and you will probably have leftovers for spaghetti! ♥️
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