The Ultimate Lasagne

Lasagne

Can you believe it has been this long since we shared a lasagne recipe?

Well at least the wait was worth it. This lasagne has been a staple during these cold winter months. It’s super simple and packed with tons of flavour.

You can find vegan pesto in most supermarkets, but we recommend making your own if you haven’t tried before. Here’s our go-to homemade pesto recipe in case you want to give it a go.

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

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The Ultimate Lasagne
Lasagne
Servings
4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 aubergine (diced)
  • 500 g mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 carrots (diced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 650 ml passata sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 tbsp vegan green pesto
  • 12 lasagne sheets
  • handful of vegan cheese (grated)
  • oil (for frying)
Béchamel sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegan margarine
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 3 1/2 cups soya milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
Servings
4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 aubergine (diced)
  • 500 g mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 carrots (diced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 650 ml passata sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 tbsp vegan green pesto
  • 12 lasagne sheets
  • handful of vegan cheese (grated)
  • oil (for frying)
Béchamel sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegan margarine
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 3 1/2 cups soya milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
Lasagne
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Heat a little oil in a saucepan and fry the aubergine, mushroom and carrots for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the passata, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar, and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. Then remove the pan from the heat and set to one side.
  5. To make the Béchamel sauce, melt the vegan margarine in a saucepan. Once melted, add the flour and stir until combined.
  6. Gradually stir in the soya milk a cup at a time. Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes or until it has thickened up, stirring continuously to get rid of any lumps. If you still have lumps, stir with a whisk.
  7. Add the nutritional yeast, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until the ingredients have combined and the sauce is smooth. Once ready, remove the Béchamel sauce from the heat and set to one side. If the Béchamel sauce thickens too much once it's off the heat, whisk in a little extra soya milk.
  8. To make the lasagne, cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1/3 of the vegetable sauce. Then cover with 4 lasagna sheets, another 1/3 of vegetable sauce, a handful of spinach leaves and finally a layer of Béchamel sauce.
  9. For the next layer, cover the Béchamel sauce with another 4 lasagne sheets, cover with pesto, then add the last 1/3 of vegetable sauce, another handful of spinach, and a 1/3 of the Béchamel sauce.
  10. For the last layer, cover the Béchamel sauce with 4 lasagne sheets, then pour over the remaining Béchamel sauce and finally sprinkle vegan cheese over the top.
  11. Cover the lasagne with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and cook for 20 minutes uncovered.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna Roll Ups

How fun do these lasagna roll ups look?

The stand out component of this dish has to be the tofu ricotta filling, which has a lovely fluffy texture, while the nutritional yeast and seasoning gives the filling a slightly tangy flavour.

Sometimes we heat up a little extra tomato sauce to pour over the roll ups, so it’s usually a good idea to have some more on standby – depending on how much sauce you want to serve with the dish.

Oh, and you’ll need to be careful when you part-boil the lasagna sheets. We discovered if you boil the sheets five at a time, it’s easier to stir them around the pot and as a result they’re less likely to stick together. The cooking time might change depending on what brand you choose, so it might be worth testing one lasagna sheet to get the timings right. You want it soft enough to roll but hard enough so it keeps its shape.

We decided to use a marinara sauce, but you can go with whichever tomato-based pasta sauce you prefer!

Enjoy.

Lasagna Roll Ups

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Lasagna Roll Ups
Lasagna Roll Ups
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 20 lasagna sheets
  • 300 g spinach
  • 400 g mushroom diced
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 640 ml marinara sauce (or an alternative tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup water
For the tofu ricotta filling
  • 500 g tofu pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 20 lasagna sheets
  • 300 g spinach
  • 400 g mushroom diced
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 640 ml marinara sauce (or an alternative tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup water
For the tofu ricotta filling
  • 500 g tofu pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Lasagna Roll Ups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Fry the mushrooms in a pan on a medium-high heat for 10 mins. Then add the garlic and spinach, and fry for a further minute until the spinach has wilted. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, blend all the the tofu ricotta ingredients in a food processor and leave the mixture to one side.
  4. Cook the lasagna sheets in batches of 5 in boiling water for 5 minutes each time, stirring occasionally to separate the sheets. Be careful because the lasagna sheets will stick together if you cook them for too long, while under-cooking will leave the sheets too hard to roll.
  5. Once the pasta sheets have finished cooking, remove them from the pan individually and sit them on a tea towel to dry.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all the pasta sheets have been partly cooked.
  7. Evenly spread one heaped tbsp of the tofu ricotta filling on top of each lasagna sheet, followed by one tbsp of the mushroom filling, discarding any leftover water in the pan.
  8. Next, prepare the baking dish by pouring 1 cup of the marinara sauce and 1/2 cup water in the bottom of a round baking dish.
  9. Then roll each lasagna sheet and place each roll in the dish, starting around the edges until the entire dish is filled with the rolls so it looks like a bouquet of flowers.
  10. Pour the remaining marinara sauce on top of the rolls.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and top with a few basil leaves, then serve with any remaining sauce from the bottom of the dish.

Mexican Lasagna

We love vegan lasagna. We also love Mexican cuisine (see where this is going?). So what better than to combine the two in a Mexican lasagna?

This fun twist is packed with big, bold and spicy flavours. We use a go-to chili seasoning mix that is suitable for vegans, which are easy to find in major supermarkets.

The crushed tortillas give this dish a lovely, crunchy texture, which goes really well with the saucy chili.

Enjoy!

Mexican Lasagna

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Mexican Lasagna
Mexican Lasagna
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • chili seasoning (packet)
  • 2 tins black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 260 g tinned sweetcorn
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 6 tortillas
  • jalapeño peppers sliced
  • 100 g vegan cheese grated
  • large handful of tortilla chips crushed
  • handful of cilantro
  • oil for frying
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • chili seasoning (packet)
  • 2 tins black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 260 g tinned sweetcorn
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 6 tortillas
  • jalapeño peppers sliced
  • 100 g vegan cheese grated
  • large handful of tortilla chips crushed
  • handful of cilantro
  • oil for frying
Mexican Lasagna
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place a little oil in a pan on a medium heat and fry the onions for around for 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, pepper and chili seasoning, and fry for a further two minutes.
  4. Then transfer the beans, tinned tomatoes and tinned sweetcorn to the pan, and heat through for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spoon 3-4 large spoonfuls of the chilli mix into your lasagna dish. Spread out the mixture so it covers the bottom of the dish, then cover with two tortillas. Repeat this step for another two layers of tortillas, finishing with a layer of the chili mixture.
  6. Place a few slices of jalapeños on top of the chili mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with vegan cheese and crushed tortilla chips.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Top with coriander and enjoy.