Full of great flavor and substance (not to mention health), this pan of lasagna will put the meat-heavy lasagnas to shame.

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (16-ounce) favorite vegetarian spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (9-ounce) egg-lesslasagna noodles, cooked or no-bake
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, loosely chopped
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1 recipe Tofu-Basil Ricotta

Instructions

  • Make the Tofu-Basil Ricotta.
  • Assemble the lasagna in a 9x13 pan respectively:
    • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
    • Lasagna noodles
    • ½ of the tofu filling, patted down
    • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
    • Lasagna noodles
    • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
    • Vegetables: mushrooms, zucchini, most of the basil, and spinach
    • Lasagna noodles
    • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
    • Remaining tofu filling, patted down
    • Toasted pine nuts (optional)
    • Remaining basil (optional)
    • Lasagna noodles
    • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce
    • Top with shredded vegan cheese (optional)
  • Cover with foil and bake until bubbly at 375F --about 50 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let stand before cutting, and sprinkle with freshly chopped basil just before serving.
  • Make-ahead tip: Make a double batch and don’t bake one of the batches. Freeze it for later, and when you want a hassle-free dinner, simply defrost it and bake as usual!

Ready in about 1 ½ hours
Makes 1 9x13 lasagna (10-12 servings)

About the Author

Sarah Jung

Sarah Jung is the associate director of Life and Health Network, but wears a plethora of hats as editor, communications director, and sometimes photographer. Unrelated to Life and Health, Sarah is the country director and founding member of Oon Jai Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people living in developing countries through friendship and working, learning, and mentoring side-by-side with the locals. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, write, and find mountains to climb.

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