Vegan Lasagna

Ingredients

Filling ingredients

2 tsp. olive oil

3 leeks, washed and chopped finely

3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tbsp)

2 cups fresh baby spinach

2 cups firm tofu, drained

½ cup vegan cream cheese

½ cup chopped fresh basil

¼ cup nutritional yeast

 

Lasagna ingredients

5 ½ cups passata

12 uncooked whole-wheat lasagna sheets

1.5 cups vegan Italian sausage links, cut into thin rounds, or soy sausage crumbles, broken apart

1 cup shredded vegan mozzarella

Method

To make filling, preheat oven to 180C. 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.

Spread one-quarter of passata recipe on bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cover with one-third of pasta sheets (4 or 5 sheets), then add half of filling, and ladle on another one-quarter of sauce. Repeat layer of lasagne sheets and remaining filling. Spread sausage evenly over top, and top with one-quarter of sauce. Finish with final layer of pasta sheets and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.


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.