Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna
- 1 pack of meatless ground (I used Beyond Meat)
- 1 pack of meatless Italian sausage (Lightlife was used here)
- 2 25oz jars of pasta sauce or homemade marinara (Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil sauce was chosen for this)
- 1/2 – 1 cup Vegan Mozzarella Shreds
- 1 box Gluten Free Lasagne Noodles (no boil noodles work here very well if not worrying about gluten free!)
- 1-2 Batches of Chickpea Ricotta by Ela Vegan depending on how “cheesy” you like your lasagna!
- Oil or broth
- Prepare the Chickpea Ricotta according to instructions by Ela Vegan and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have a 9×13 baking dish nearby to build your lasagna.
- Heat oil or broth in a large skillet over medium heat. Chop up the sausage and add both the sausage and meatless ground to the pan. Stir occasionally until cooked through. Feel free to add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning for added flavor.
- If you need to pre-cook the lasagna noodles, while the sausage and ground are cooking, bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions.
- Once the “meat” is cooked, add the jars of pasta sauce to the pan creating your “meat”sauce. Reserve about a cup for the bottom of the baking dish. Remove pan from heat.
- Pour the reserve sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
- Add 4-5 lasagne noodles to cover the dish, top with 1/3 of the “meat”sauce, 1/2 of the chickpea ricotta, and a sprinkle of mozzarella. Repeat layers.
- Finish off the top with the remaining “meat”sauce and more mozzarella.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 1 hour until bubbly and cooked through.
- Serve warm with some homemade gluten free and vegan bread from A Saucy Kitchen. And even a nice big salad if that sits well with your IBD!
The next time you are looking for a home-cooked, comforting, meal…look no further! I try to avoid processed foods, but using them in moderation is okay! And it is always nice to indulge and get those feel good vibes every once in a while. Enjoy time with friends and loved ones with this easy dish that serves many! Let me know what you guys think!! (P.S. I’ll be sure to take photos of the actual lasagna the next time I make it!)