This vegan lasagna recipe with dairy-free ricotta is a classic pasta dish transformed into a delicious vegetarian dinner. This meatless lasagna only uses 10 ingredients.
You could refer to this as a tofu lasagna because to make that delicious vegan ricotta, I use tofu. It works because tofu takes on the flavors of the things its cooked with and when we add cheesy nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, and more seasonings, it takes on the flavor of ricotta!
I don’t know who figured out no-boil lasagna noodles, but I would like to give them some kind of award. It has transformed the whole lasagna-making process for me. And, really, it’s not as if boiling noodles is all that much work.
And yet, not boiling noodles means easy lasagna – easy, tasty lasagna – is in the realm of possibilities. That’s just award-worthy in my book.
How to Make Vegan Lasagna
Lasagna refers to wide, flat noodles. It just so happens we like using wide, flat noodles in layers.
The layers involved in this recipe include the following:
- A red sauce (what we call it in the Midwest) infused with veggie crumbles
- No-boil lasagna noodles
- A cheesy, tofu ricotta lasagna filling
- Vegan mozzarella shreds
The best vegan cheese for lasagna, in my opinion, is either Daiya mozzarella shreds or Follow Your Heart mozzarella shreds.
And that’s the trick to making a no-boil lasagna: use lots of red sauce and make sure those noodles are saturated. Repeat these layers (or even add a few of your own) to create your own delicious, vegan lasagna recipes.
Baked Vegan Lasagna
There is nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked lasagna coming out of the oven. We love making this vegan lasagna recipe because we usually end up with lots of leftovers we can eat throughout the week.
You can also make this lasagna and freeze it, which makes it a perfect dish for parties. Because making things ahead of time makes the day of the party so much easier.
Simply remove it from the freezer and allow it time to thaw out on the counter, before popping it in the oven and baking it to heat it through.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:174]
This recipe was republished with permission from Namely, Marly.