nutritional information

Per 2-x-3-inch slice:

  • Calories: 508
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Total Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60 g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 817 mg
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Sugar: 10 g

Ultimate Vegan Lasagna

Ultimate Vegan Lasagna

Serves 8

This recipe eliminates the messy, time-consuming process of preboiling the noodles—use any whole-wheat, brown rice, or regular lasagna noodles right out of the box. They'll cook in the sauce.
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 10-oz. bag fresh baby spinach
  • 2 12-oz. pkgs. firm tofu, drained
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. vegan cream cheese
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 5 ½ cups Speedy Red Sauce
  • 12 uncooked whole-wheat lasagna noodles
  • 12 oz. vegan Italian sausage links, cut into thin rounds, or soy sausage crumbles, broken apart
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella flavor vegan cheese (3 oz.)

1. To make Filling: Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic in oil 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden. Add spinach, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted. Transfer spinach mixture to bowl of food processor. Add tofu, cream cheese, basil, and nutritional yeast, and purée until mixture is thick and smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Spread one-quarter of Speedy Red Sauce recipe on bottom of 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover with one-third of noodles (4 or 5 noodles), then half of Filling, and ladle on another one-quarter of sauce. Repeat layer of noodles and remaining Filling. Spread sausage evenly over top, and top with one-quarter of sauce. Finish with final layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

3. Cover lasagna with foil, and bake 30 minutes, or until bubbling hot. Uncover, and bake 15 to 20 minutes more, or until noodles are tender and topping is melted. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

February 2009

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I'm looking forward in making this yummy sounding lasagna. I noticed that there's a huge assortment of boxed VEGAN noodles in my market. The fresh made noodles almost always contain eggs. Read the labels to confirm.

Irene - 2014-12-31 17:45:05

Can you use just spaghetti sauce instead?

hailey - 2014-11-28 13:09:07

This was a great recipe. I didn't use the nutritional yeast, and my supermarket was out of the vegan mozz, so didnt use that, and it was still delicious. I did tweak the recipe by using the tofurkey meatless ground beef and added that instead of the sausage ... Before adding it to the layers though, I sauteed it w olive oil with some onions (additional from the 2 in the recipe), carrots, and yellow peppers. I went heavy on the sauce too on each layer and on top. Tastes like the real thing. Happy Thanksgiving people!

Nicole - 2014-11-27 22:04:39

ULTIMATE Vegan Lasagna is the very best. It even won the praise of my Italian mother who could not believe it was vegan. THANK YOU!

carol wagner - 2014-10-29 16:41:20

hello, I was wondering if I even had to use the cheese???? could I not just use extra sauce and use more veggies, and more noodles?

JenaLee - 2014-09-10 23:36:08

Please note that lasagna noodles have egg in them. Thetefore not vegan. Looking for lasagna noodles that do not have egg in them

Lucia Thurman - 2014-07-13 23:42:37

This is one of my favorite Vegan Recipes!

Courtney - 2014-06-27 17:12:34

so yummy! I used Daiya cheese which was great. I omitted the vegan cream cheese and added lemon juice and extra garlic. I also added a layer of sautéed mushrooms. I sautéed pressed garlic, roughly chopped crimini mushrooms with rosemary until the water was absorbed. I served it to a meat eating crowd and all loved it.

jackie - 2014-05-04 02:36:39

Lasagna and red sauce

Kymm - 2014-02-14 06:00:45

Can I make this ahead and freeze it?

Dawn - 2013-12-11 00:05:45


Michelle - 2013-11-20 02:49:22

Vegan Lasagna the best one

Patty - 2013-11-12 05:08:48

Loved it! I used only 14 oz (one package of tofu) and a full bag of Daiya cheese. I also added very thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes to the first sauce layer. I think I will add the Morningstar Farms veggie crumbles next time, and perhaps reserve the spinach saute for a layer. My 3 year-old and meateater husband had seconds!

Rachel - 2013-11-04 01:22:25

Wow I would to cook that

Kayla Jackson - 2013-09-15 20:43:19

It was really good, heavy though, but that's what lasagna is meant to be. I found that the filling was a lot so it was really creamy and messy and the pasta kind of got lost in the middle. Also it was so tall I had to skip the last layer. Another thing I didn't like was the after taste of the vegan cream cheese.

Elisabetta - 2013-07-21 18:14:37