Are you looking for a recipe for vegan/ plant-based lasagna, but you don’t want it to be too complicated? Well, you’re in the right place. My Vegan Meat Replacement Lasagna allows you to have a classic dish without having to become a mad scientist. Dude, you just need to buy the right meat and cheese replacement products, and you’re good to go!
I would like to start this off by letting you know that I’m not a dietician, nor am I trying to be one. I’m just a gal who decided to eat more plant-based meals, and I want to share some of the awesome and delicious recipes that I’ve come up with to make this journey easier for me and my family.
Listen, when I first started this plant-based diet journey it was really difficult. To be 100% candid, it’s because I started with a 21 day cleanse hosted by Affirmation Diet, and it was based on Dr. Sebi’s 21 Day Electric Food Detox. I desperately wanted to feel more naturally energized, so that’s why I decided to give it a try. His particular detox is extremely limiting to the food that you can consume during the 21 days. When I completed the detox, I decided to practice a plant-based/vegan journey again for the month of January to celebrate Veganary with my husband.
I can honestly say that this time around it is so much easier and hasn’t really been too much of a hassle to make dishes that we love and enjoy. Our main thing has been to change our taste buds, get creative in the kitchen, and find plant-based ways to enjoy some of our most favorite dishes. One of those dishes happens to be my Italian lasagna. Since it’s cold outside, I really wanted to make this hearty dish but plant-based for my family. My goal was to try to mimic my regular recipe as much as possible. So, basically in this recipe you’re pretty much just swapping out meat products and dairy products for plant-based products. It’s really as simple as that.
This is a great recipe for people who are new to the plant-based/vegan world because it allows them to use products that are easy to switch out for meat and dairy.
I decided to still go the route of using half vegan beef and half vegan sausage in my lasagna, so I just replaced it with Beyond Beef and Beyond Sausage. They don’t have a ground vegan sausage that I like, so I just took the casing off of the Beyond Sausage links and voila ground sausage.Print
1lb vegan beef substitute
1/2lb vegan sausage
3-6c shredded mozzarella
8oz vegan ricotta
16oz of your favorite marinara sauce
1 small onion chopped
1/2 small green pepper
1/2tbs minced garlic
1tbs fresh parsley minced (dried parsley optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Boil lasagna noodles until aldente.
In a large skillet heat oil of choice at medium heat. Saute onions, green peppers, and garlic.
Add vegan meats to the skillet and break apart until it is resembles ground meat or meat crumbles.
Add salt and pepper and mix all ingredients thoroughly.
Add marinara sauce, sugar, and parsley to your meatless mixture and give it a good stir.
In a large baking pan, start to layer ingredients in this order: noodles, meat mixture, shredded mozzarella, ricotta. Layer until your ingredients are gone.
Top the lasagna with large round slices of mozzarella (optional).
Bake for 40-45 minutes.