How to Make an Easy Vegetarian Lasagna

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How to Make an Easy Vegetarian Lasagna
Adding vegetarian minced meat to your lasagne recipe gives it a texture similar to traditional lasagne. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Making an easy and tasty vegetarian lasagne requires only a few ingredients and about an hour of your time. For the casual cook, making lasagne may seem challenging but it is really quite straightforward. Further, with a few simple substitutions or additions, you can make an even healthier vegetarian lasagne.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 9-by-13-inch casserole dish
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 8 to 10 lasagne noodles
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 0.454kg. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan
  • 1 egg

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 177 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Cook the lasagne noodles according to the package directions.

  3. 3

    Grate the Parmesan cheese and set it aside.

  4. 4

    Grate the mozzarella and mix it in a bowl with the ricotta cheese. Beat the egg and stir it into the cheese mixture.

  5. 5

    Spread half of the pasta sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish followed by half of the noodles and then half of the cheese mixture. Repeat.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle the Parmesan evenly over the top of the entire lasagne.

  7. 7

    Bake for 40 minutes, and remove the lasagne from the oven. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips and warnings

  • Use whole grain noodles and low fat/low sodium cheeses for a healthier lasagne.
  • You can create a different dish by adding fresh spinach to the layers and or zucchini strips, sliced vertically, brushed with olive oil and browned in the oven.
  • Hide the vegetables from your picky eaters by dicing the spinach into the sauce.
  • If you put noodles on the top layer, they are more likely to burn.
  • This recipe is for vegetarians, not vegans.

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