Vegan " Meat & Cheese" Spinach Lasagna

Vegan " Meat & Cheese" Spinach Lasagna created by Ganesha

The spinach "ricotta cheese" mixture is made with firm tofu and vegan cream cheese. It tastes rich & the white layer looks beautiful when served. Very easy to prepare and not runny like so many other vegetarian lasagnas seem to be. Very well received by non-vegans.

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1hr 10mins
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  • In olive oil, saute chopped onions and garlic, Stir in mushrooms, basil and parsley and saute for a few more minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine saute pan contents with well-squeezed/drained tofu and vegan cream cheese.
  • Add well-drained spinach to saute pan and heat briefly to remove any remaining moisture in spinach, Incorporate into "cheese" mixture, salt and pepper liberally.
  • Cover bowl and let sit in fridge for at least 30 minute,preferably over night-The longer it sits together, the better the flavors meld, (This is also nice because you get 1/2 the prep done the night before and can throw your lasagna together in minutes the next day).
  • Heat "ground beef" crumbles in pan with some of the tomato sauce, about 1/2 to 1c.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package (usually 12 minutes), Add oil to salted boiling water to keep noodles from sticking to one another.
  • Spray 9x13 dish w/ non-stick, Layer 3 noodles, layer half remaining tomato sauce, layer half of "cheese" mixture, 2nd layer noodles, layer all "ground beef" mixture, layer second half of "cheese" mixture, 3rd layer noodles covered with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle top liberally with vegan parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 400°F for 30 minutes, and uncovered for another 10 minutes.
  • Let sit for 5+ minutes before serving.
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"The spinach "ricotta cheese" mixture is made with firm tofu and vegan cream cheese. It tastes rich & the white layer looks beautiful when served. Very easy to prepare and not runny like so many other vegetarian lasagnas seem to be. Very well received by non-vegans."
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  1. Teri S.
    I can't eat tomato sauce without getting sick because of the acidity. Is there anything I can substitute or something I could do to reduce the acid in the actual sauce?
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  2. Wish I Could Cook
    EXCELLENT! This wonderful lasagna -- made exactly as written -- was loved by all. The mushroom hater in the family asked if there were mushrooms in it. I said yes, and he kept eating. If that isn't amazing, I don't know what is! I did really really really finely chop the mushrooms, so they weren't easily identifiable. :-) I didn't wait at all before assemblying the lasagna, but I baked it halfway, then froze it, then baked it again until it was hot and bubbling. Super delicious and will be made everytime someone says "we haven't had lasagna in a while..."
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  3. Ganesha
    Vegan " Meat & Cheese" Spinach Lasagna Created by Ganesha
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  4. Ganesha
    Vegan " Meat & Cheese" Spinach Lasagna Created by Ganesha
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  5. Ganesha
    Absolutely wonderful! May I make a suggestion: People have soy allergies. Please don't "surprise" a meat eater with it unless you know they are not allergic to it. Also, it contains a LOT of soy. If your body's not used to it you may be visiting the toilet a few extra times. My notes: I used Tofutti Herbs & Chives cream cheese. I used an organic marinara sauce for tomato sauce. I used soy mozzarella cheese on top (sans casein, a milk product!) Thanks for a FAB recipe!!
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