Did you know that lasagna is considered one of the oldest known types of pasta? It’s not rocket science how it’s stood the test of time — or why July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Lasagna is a dish that a lot of us grew up loving; layers of pasta layered with savory tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, and a topping of melty mozzarella cheese. Some of our families throw meat and veggies like zucchini, spinach, and mushrooms into the mix, but that’s not the only way that we can change it up. First, we can make lasagna completely dairy-free and vegan by substituting ricotta for the cashew ricotta in these Baked Eggplant Stacks With Cashew Ricotta or tofu ricotta like in these Tofu Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Then, add some Moxarella Cheese on top for a finishing touch. If you want to add something meaty, but meat-free, then go for this Cauliflower and Walnut Ground ‘Meat’ or any of our vegan meat crumbles recipes.
Learn about the history of lasagna (and try some fantastic recipes) in Happy National Lasagna Day: Try These 10 Amazing Recipes Tonight and then stick around because the party’s just getting started. Yes, we party over lasagna. Make one of these 10 vegan lasagna recipes a new household tradition — they’re that good.
1. Cheesy Lentil Lasagna
This meaty, Cheesy Lentil Lasagna has layers of hearty lentil Bolognese, creamy cashew cheese, and pasta. And if you make a few key ingredients ahead of time, like the lentils and the nut cheese, you can assemble this dish in mere minutes. Yum!
2. Lasagne al Ragout
This Lasagne al Ragout is a French-inspired take on the Italian classic. Savory, protein-packed ragout is layered in between slices of soft pasta sheets, and then topped with a creamy, cashew béchamel cream. While this decadent dish is incredibly tasty as is, feel free to add some greens into the mix using spinach or basil.
3. Lasagna Bread
This recipe for Lasagna Bread is easy, innovative, great for entertaining, has minimal ingredients, and customizable! The vegan mozzarella shreds can be replaced with homemade cashew cheese, you can add veggies, and any kind of tomato sauce you want. Once you try it, you can never go back to regular lasagna.
4. Raw Lasagna With Cilantro Pesto
Oh, boy. This Raw Lasagna With Cilantro Pesto is under arrest for being too damn delicious and causing excess drooling. However, that should not stop you from making and devouring it. Layers of marinated veggies mingle with sun-dried tomato spread, zucchini, and cilantro-walnut pesto. Um, can you say “yum”?
5. Show-Stopping Lentil and Eggplant Lasagna
Lasagna may just be one of the ultimate comfort foods … hearty, saucy vegetables layered between noodles? Heaven! This Show-Stopping Lentil and Eggplant Lasagna is wholesome, yet still totally satisfying. Whole wheat lasagna noodles, tofu, lentils, and eggplant give this pasta dish a hearty bite and awesome flavor.
6. Raw Mushroom Lasagna With Zucchini Cheese
This delicious, Raw Mushroom Lasagna is made with mushroom meat, golden zucchini cheese, garlic herb tomato sauce, and eggplant/zucchini “noodle” layers. Don’t be warded off by the fact that there are four layers! This is a fairly simple recipe since once everything is prepped, you just have to assemble the layers and pop it in the oven or dehydrator.
7. Zucchini Lasagna With Pesto and Portobello Mushrooms
Most lasagnas are rich and heavy, and although delicious, they can leave you feeling sluggish. Not this Zucchini Lasagna With Pesto and Portobello Mushrooms! Longs strips of zucchini take the place of lasagna noodles and savory Portobello mushrooms pack the dish with plenty of vegetables for a hearty, yet feel-good meal. The whole meal comes together quickly, just 20 minutes of prep then idle cook time in the oven. Pair it with a simple green salad for a light, yet satisfying meal.
8. Pesto Lasagna
This Pesto Lasagna is satisfying and exceptionally healthy. It’s packed with spinach, peas, and Chestnut mushrooms with plenty of pesto for herby flavor. The creamy bechamel sauce is a recipe you’ll want to make every time you have pasta! Make this for a dinner party, a date night, or your next potluck.
9. Mexican Lasagna
Nothing says “Sunday night dinner” like a big heaping plate of homemade lasagna! While we theoretically could eat the same recipe every week, sometimes it’s nice to add a twist to our favorites. Enter this Mexican Lasagna. Tortillas replace the traditional lasagna noodles, but that’s not all that makes this dinner unique. It has fajita-spiced tofu crumbles and chickpeas, avocado, and instead of tomato sauce, it uses salsa.
10. Tofu Mushroom Lasagna
The beauty of this Tofu Mushroom Lasagna is that you can truly please everyone with it. It’s a veganized meat-and-cheese lover’s lasagna; it’s packed with mushrooms, tofu, AND soy crumbles as well as vegan cream cheese, vegan mozzarella, and nutritional yeast. Mangia!
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