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Tofu Lasagna

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  • Veg
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  • 1 hr
  • Serves 8
  • Medium

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Here is a vegetarian twist to this classic Italian classic. If you are steering clear of meaty dishes yet still crave something cheesy and pasta based then why not make tofu lasagna? It is a healthy vegan option and is sure to be one of your favorites.

Health benefits

Each serving of this lasagna contains 400 calories.

Tofu is a very healthy ingredient and contains soy. Soy contains nutrients that promote cardiovascular and hormonal health. The two types of cheeses generously used in this provide you with your daily dose of calcium. The tomatoes and mushrooms in the pasta sauce contain lycopene and antioxidants that are beneficial in fighting free radicals.

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How to Make Tofu Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tofu with 2 cups of mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
  3. Fold in all the ingredients together, mix well and set aside.
  4. In a 9 x 13 inch pan, ass in a layer of pasta sauce (preferably with mushrooms) evenly.
  5. Add a layer of lasagna noodles and cover the entire layer.
  6. Spoon in a layer of the tofu and cheese filling.
  7. Repeat this layering process until the dish is full.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
  9. Garnish it with fresh parsley.
  10. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until the top gets slightly brown.
  11. Let it stand for 10 extra minutes.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Lasagna is often used in pop culture references as one of the most favorite foods. E.g. Garfield loves lasagna.
  • Lasagna was actually the name of the pot it was cooked in and not the name of the dish itself. It was called lasanon.
  • Lasagna recipe was first written in cookbooks back in the 14th century, making it one of the oldest pasta baked dishes.
  • Tofu is a common ingredient found in vegan cookery and works as a great substitute for eggs, meat and milk based dishes.

Tofu is a huge part of Pan Asian cuisine and you will find almost any authentic Chinese, japans e or Korean restaurant having tofu based dishes.

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