Lasagna is pure comfort food. There’s not much else that’s as hearty and warming as a stacked lasagna that’s swimming in sauce and oozing with mozzarella.
Or is there? How about our tofu lasagna: a vegan, plant-based recipe that’s simply to die for!
Our vegan tofu lasagna consists of layer after layer of lasagna noodles, with a red lentil filling that’s drenched in marinara sauce. Drain your tofu with a tofu press, assemble your lasagna, and top it all off with melted vegan mozzarella cheese.
Vegan Tofu Lasagna Recipes FAQ
Are lasagna noodles vegan?
Most dried lasagna noodles are vegan these days, as they are designed to be long-lasting and therefore don’t contain any egg. If you’re purchasing fresh lasagna noodles, then these often contain eggs.
Either way, double check your purchase before you take it home from the store, just to be sure that your lasagna noodles are vegan-friendly!
How many layers does tofu vegan lasagna need?
Lasagnas, by definition, require several layers, but it’s really up to you how many layers you construct. You’ll be limited, of course, by the size of your baking dish and the number of lasagna noodle sheets that you have.
As a minimum, you need at least 2 layers of lasagna noodles, with your different fillings in between, for the lasagna to work. Remember, too, that the thicker your lasagna is, the more time it’s going to need to bake in the oven.
Can I freeze any leftover tofu lasagna?
Tofu lasagna works well because you can easily freeze any leftover portions to serve at a later date. You could even prepare the lasagna in advance and freeze the entire dish in portions to keep you fed for a few weeks to come!
Before freezing, it’s best to allow your lasagna to cool and to divide the leftovers into individual portion sizes. This makes it a lot easier to defrost when you’re hungry later on. Place your portions separately into freezer bags or resealable containers, then place each portion into the freezer.
Allow your lasagna to defrost naturally on the side, or heat it on low power in the microwave if you’re in a rush. For the best results, reheat the lasagna once thawed in the oven. You can even add a fresh layer of vegan mozzarella to freshen it up.
What type of tofu is best for tofu lasagna?
We recommend using firm tofu for this recipe, as it has just the right consistency when blended together to create a lovely cashew-tofu filling that’s remarkably similar to ricotta!
Firm tofu takes on the flavors of the other ingredients around it, and it’s also packed full of protein (while being wonderfully low in calories too).
To make the most of your firm tofu, however, you need to remember to press and drain the block before you start cooking with it. Tofu has high water content, so unless we want a watery cashew and tofu filling, we need to remove this excess liquid. You can do this with a tofu press or by using heavy kitchen objects such as a chopping board or cast iron wok.
Will You Be Preparing Tofu Lasagna?
This easy vegan lasagna recipe is a fantastic plant-based take on the classic comfort food that we all know and love. Our tofu vegan lasagna is covered in marinara sauce and oozing mozzarella, but it’s surprisingly healthy too (just keep your portion sizes low!)
Will you be preparing tofu lasagna? Why not bookmark our recipe for your next lasagna dinner?