Go Back

Lasagne

This delicious and rich lasagne recipe is taken from www.animalaid.uk.org website. It's great for anyone wanting to enjoy their favorite meals but not have meat, eggs or dairy. It's so good you can serve it to your omnivore friends and they'd not notice it was vegan.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: lasagne, vegan lasagne
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic crushed
  • black pepper
  • pink/sea salt
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 400 ml vegetable stock
  • 400 g vegan mince
  • 1 pack egg free lasagne sheets I used wholemeal

White Sauce

  • 60 g vegan butter
  • 60 g wholemeal flour You can use plain
  • 750 ml unsweetened plant milk
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 120 g vegan cheese grated + more for the top
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • black pepper
  • pink/sea salt

Instructions

Tomato Sauce

  • Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5.

    In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry the onions until soft. Add the garlic, black pepper, salt, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, and herbs. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan, followed by the mince. Simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Then turn off the heat while you prepare the white sauce.

White Sauce

  • Make the white sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan on a medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour and cook for a further minute, stirring constantly so as not to burn.

    Then slowly add the milk and mustard and stir constantly. Stir in the cheese and bring to the boil. Then simmer for a few minutes until a nice thick ‘custard’ is made, stirring frequently. Taste it, season with salt, pepper and add the nutritional yeast. Give it a good stir.

    In a large oven dish, put a layer of the tomato sauce, then a layer of lasagne sheets over the sauce, then a layer of white sauce. Repeat the layers, ending with the white sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

    Cook in the oven for 35-40 mins until browned on top. Check a knife will cut easily through. Let the dish stand for 5 to 10 minutes before eating.

    Serve with green vegetables or garlic bread and salad. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

TIP: Its important to keep stirring the white sauce to avoid lumps. If you don't like meat substitutes you can use lentils or mushrooms instead.