Cooking With Zara - Vegan Lasagna!

June 07, 2017

So the other day I made a fantastic vegan lasagna that got a few people interested in having the recipe and method of making it - so I figured why not write it up on my blog in full for everyone to see! Now I've done 3 of these little Cooking With Zara segments in the past so feel free to check those out too (more will be coming):


Without further ado, here is the recipe and method of how to make a fabulous vegan lasagne!


Ingredients;
  • Pasta sheets (egg free)
  • Soy mince (Tesco do vegan soy mince and its usually 2 for £3)
  • Kidney beans 75g
  • Chickpeas 75g
  • Butter beans 75g
  • Garlic (1/2 cloves will do)
  • Green or red chilli pepper (Use as much as you like depending on how spicy you want it)
  • Onion (Red or white is fine, I personally used red as they're my favourite)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Vegan cheese (I used violife, this is very soft and creamy)
  • Mushrooms (Closed cup are my favourite but any will work)
  • Jar of jalapenos
  • Olive oil (Any cooking oil will work though)
  • Square baking tray that can be put in the oven
  • Frying pan
Method;
  • First, you want to heat up some oil in your frying pan on a medium heat, unlike beef mince soy mince can be a bit dry so I recommend some oil. Around 3 table spoons should be enough but if you need to add more feel free!
  • Add your beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, chilli and mince into the pan and stir it through making sure it doesn't stick to the pan.
  • While waiting for your mince to cook preheat your oven to around 150° so it can warm through while you prepare your lasagna.
  • Once your mince mixture has softened and browned add your pasta sauce and cook it for a few more minutes while stirring it all through.
  • In your square baking tray place your pasta sheets covering the bottom so there are no gaps.
  • When your pan mixture has fully warmed and softened spoon a layer of it onto your pasta sheets and spread it evenly throughout.
  • This is where the cheese comes in, grate a fair amount onto the mince and sauce layer and spread it evenly like you did before.
  • Add another layer of pasta sheets and repeat the last few steps until all your sauce mixture has been used.
  • The top layer of pasta should be covered with quite a bit of grated cheese to soften it, I also put drizzle olive oil along the top of the pasta to help soften it some more.
  • Garnish with jalapenos and pop it in the oven for a good 30 minutes checking on it every now and again.
  • When the layers are all soft take your lasagna out the oven and let it cool, then hack a bit off and enjoy!
There you have it, thats how I did mine! It was the first time making this so I probably made a few mistakes but it tasted lovely and I enjoyed it so much. More recipes and cooking posts will follow this one as I've really gotten into cooking lately.


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