Vegan Polenta Lasagna
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE lasagna. I have memories of my older sisters making lasagna for us when we were kids. The biggest difference is that instead of using several bags of shredded cheese and a large package of hamburger meat; I’ve used lots of veggies, polenta and walnuts (me and my husbands favorite).
Lasagna with an avocado and mixed greens
Vegan Polenta Lasagna
Ingredients (organic / vegan versions)
- 1 package whole wheat lasagna noodles
- 2 cups chopped carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 18-ounce packaged polenta
- 16 oz package soft tofu
- 24 oz jar pasta sauce
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- fresh basil, chopped
- italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
I began by boiling the lasagna noodles according to the package. Combine and sauté the chopped vegetables and garlic in a large pan. Add salt, pepper and italian sensing to taste. Mix together the soft tofu and polenta for a texture similar to ricotta cheese. Spoon pasta sauce on the bottom of a loaf dish and begin to layer the noodles, vegetable mix, pasta sauce, and polenta mixture. The last layer should be the second polenta mixture. Top with chopped walnuts and chopped fresh basil. Bake the dish at 400 Degrees until the sauce begins to bubble. Since all the ingredients are already cooked before they go into the oven, you are essentially just warming it all up and toasting the walnuts.
Mmm- craving lasagna now! Like the addition of polenta. :)
Yeah, it really works well as a textural substitution for ricotta cheese. Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
Just discovered your blog through Finding Vegan – this lasagna looks fantastic! Thanks for this nice, easy, and delicious sounding recipe, I’m going to try it out soon!
Thanks! I really appreciate your feedback, I’m a big fan of your blog. Best of luck trying the recipe out, let me know how it goes!
Wow this looks fantastic! I definitely like the idea of polenta in lasagna.
Wow- this looks insanely good!
Thanks Robin! I really love your blog!
do you prefer on brand sauce over another?
I prefer Francesco Rinaldi ToBe Healthy brand. Tomato and Basil, and Garden Vegetable are my favorites.