Lasagna is a classic Italian dish made by layering noodles, sauce, cheese, and meat, but there are so many ways to veganize it. Perhaps you’ve already tried the more traditional route of subbing meat and cheese for their plant-based alternatives. Perhaps you’ve even tried zoodle lasagna. But, have you had dessert lasagna? What about sauerkraut lasagna? Lasagna doesn’t have to always look the same. There are so many ways to customize this fun dish. With so many different layer combinations to try, vegan lasagna won’t ever get boring. If you need some fun inspiration for non-traditional vegan lasagna recipes, check these out! They taste and look amazing!
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1. Black Bean Lasagna
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Need more beans in your diet? Look no further than this Hearty Black Bean Lasagna by Lan Pham Wilson! High in protein and fiber to help you stay full, warm, and comforting, this dish is perfect for get-togethers or when you’re just craving a hot meal.
2. Butternut Squash and Tofu Ricotta Lasagna
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If you’re looking for something that straight up satisfies that comfort food craving without the meat or dairy, then this Butternut Squash and Tofu Ricotta Lasagna by Molly Patrick is your recipe. The squash is tender, cooked with garlic and fresh sage, the tofu ricotta adds bulk and an amazing cheesy flavor, and it’s baked in a simple, onion white sauce. The whole dish can even be made gluten-free by using rice noodles and rice flour for the sauce!
3. Sauerkraut Lasagna
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Who would have ever thought that sauerkraut and lasagna would be the perfect combination? After trying this Sauerkraut Lasagna by Peffe Stahl, you’ll have a new favorite meal!
4. Enchilada Lasagna
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This vegan Enchilada Lasagna recipe by Kristen Genton combines two of the best comfort foods ever into one great dish – it’s enchiladas in lasagna form. This dish is layer upon layer of homemade enchilada sauce, cheese, corn tortillas, and tender sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for when you’re trying to feed a crowd. Everyone (vegan or not) will love it!
5. Creamy Pumpkin Lasagna
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This Creamy Pumpkin Lasagna by Renee McKenzie is a real showstopper with its warm, creamy, and slightly spicy sauce and gorgeous roasted pumpkin topping.
6. Celeriac Lasagna With Acorn Squash Marinara
Source: Celeriac Lasagna With Acorn Squash Marinara
A warm, gooey, and gluten-free vegan dish showcasing the celeriac root. Filled to the brim with root vegetables and homemade marinara sauce, this Celeriac Lasagna With Acorn Squash Marinara by Ashley Smyczek is sure to keep you filled during the cooler months. Did we mention that there’s vegan ricotta in this too?
7. Pierogi Lasagna
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Take your carb-game to the next level with this ridiculously indulgent, savory dish that boasts all the things you love about traditional pierogies, but takes half the time to prepare! You have to try Kris Dee | Mostly Domestic‘s Pierogi Lasagna!
8. Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne
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Logically, Italian lasagna and Mexican chili sin carne would go together! Both use tomato sauce and either white sauce or sour cream, so why not combine the two? Chili sin carne is super delicious, nutritious, and very easy to make. Combine it with some white sauce made from cashew nuts and layer like you would with a normal lasagna for the tastiest fusion meal. This Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne by Philipp Ertl is fantastic!
9. Lasagna Bread
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This recipe for Lasagna Bread by Gabrielle St. Claire is easy, innovative, great for entertaining, has minimal ingredients, and is 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.
10. Show-Stopping Lentil and Eggplant Lasagna
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Lasagna may just be one of the ultimate comfort foods … hearty, saucy vegetables layered between noodles? Heaven! This Show-Stopping Lentil and Eggplant Lasagna by Lera Krasovskaya is wholesome, yet still totally satisfying – whole wheat lasagna noodles, tofu, lentils, and eggplant give this pasta dish a hearty bite and awesome flavor.
11. Lasagna Soup with Cashew Cream
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If you love fresh vegan recipes and all things soup, you’re going to be head over heels for this vegan Lasagna Soup with Cashew Cream by Gabrielle St. Claire!! Creating a lasagna can take long, and the lasagna usually loses its quality within days. Soups on the other hand are typically easy, more nutrient-dense, and taste just as good, if not better, days after you make them because the flavors marry more. What’s fab about this vegan lasagna soup, is everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, and features staple ingredients. The tomatoes, rich cashew cream sauce, and a hint of spice perfectly mirror the traditional. Such a perfect recipe for the winter months, as it can easily be made in bulk!
12. Butternut Squash Lasagna
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Celebrate seasonal squash with this protein-packed Butternut Squash Lasagna by Korie Kha made from scratch with wholesome ingredients! Layers of butternut squash purée are sandwiched between tender baby spinach and creamy cashew cheese filling and topped with crispy panko. This layered pasta dish is so rich and creamy, that you won’t believe it’s vegan.
13. Chili Tortilla Lasagna
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This Chili Tortilla Lasagna by Bridge Rose takes all of the layerings of flavor that you love about the Italian version and gives it a Mexican twist. The queso recipe is adapted from The PPK (Post-Punk Kitchen) and works amazingly on nachos and as a dip too. The whole thing takes about an hour and a half to make.
14. Pastelon (Plantain Lasagna)
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This Pastelon (Plantain Lasagna) by Desiree Rodriguez is great to make for a gathering or you can freeze pieces of it to enjoy later on when you don’t want to cook.
15. Apple Lasagna
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This Apple Lasagna by Gretchen Price is a delicious and sweet take on the classic pasta dish. Cinnamon sugar apples are layered with a cream cheese mousse and topped with vegan toffee and caramel. What more could you ask for? So decadent, cozy, and yummy. It is also really simple to assemble and no-bake! The hardest part about fall and winter is deciding which dessert recipes to make! This apple lasagna is a great place to start.
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