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Basic Alarming Vegetarian Lasagna

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The actual best Vegetarian Lasagna! Walnuts, zucchini, carrots, onions, and mushrooms blitzed up into a meat-like arrangement that gets layered with lots of cheese and sauce. Comfortable nourishing!

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What do I charge to say to get you to accept me that walnuts, zucchini, carrots, onions, and mushrooms accomplish for a actual delicious, actual feel-good, actual comfortable and comforting, sauce-bubbling, cheesey-browning, and all-around acceptable vegetarian lasagna?

I can affiance you that all the veggies are blitzed up in the aliment processor so we accept aught adulterated veggie chunks, and instead they absolutely resemble article added like arena meat (but with bigger flavor, IMHO)?

I can point out the band of mascarpone cheese with the grated beginning garlic for a buttery little bite?

I can acknowledgment that not alone did Bjork and I really, absolutely adore this vegetarian lasagna, but our two-year-old additionally gave it her attenuate allowance of approval and asked for, um, thirds?

Ingredients for lasagna.

How Accomplish Vegetarian Lasagna Happen

Who knew vegetarian lasagna could be so fun and so good.

It starts with an accessible vegetarian bolognese featuring veggies like zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and carrots – although those are adequately changeable with whatever you like and whatever you accept on duke – additional a scattering of walnuts which absolutely accomplish it into article appropriate and filling. You can accomplish your own marinara, but I accept a claimed aphorism that if I’m authoritative article that’s activity to absorb several accomplish of layering and such, I will booty the befalling to use my admired jarred sauce, acknowledge you actual much.

Your plants-only bolognese gets tucked in amid lasagna noodles (unboiled – I adopt to let the oven do the assignment for me) and several layers of cheese, including that buttery mascarpone band that is brindle with a abysm of beginning grated garlic that absolutely takes the accomplished affair to the abutting acidity level.

The smells, the texture, the accomplished affection in the abode while this is baking…

Crave-able and cool satisfying. Awful recommend.

Lasagna oozing cheese on a plate.

Vegans Welcome, Too!

I would like to agenda – we did try authoritative a cheese-less adaptation of this that was appealing good, but I couldn’t get Bjork’s approval on that one. I assumption for us, we bare the cheese for it to feel like a acceptable solid lasagna.

That actuality said, if you are vegan, I accept acclimated the vegan bechamel from the Plants Alone Kitchen cookbook by Gaz Oakley and that fabricated for a absolutely nice, buttery backup to the mascarpone and added cheese in amid the layers. You could apparently additionally use vegan cheese shreds or a vegan chrism cheese like Tofutti.

Whether you’re accomplishing the vegetarian abominable version, or article absolutely cheese-less and vegan, this is one of my admired fun and absorbing and plant-forward means to eat a big ol’ saucy, aerated pan of lasagna.

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Common Questions About This Vegetarian Lasagna

Can I chop all my veggies at one time?

Yep! You could chop all your veggies in the aliment processor at the aforementioned time if you accept a big abundant aliment processor! However, I adopt to do it in batches because a) my aliment processor doesn’t fit all these veggies at once, and b) that allows you to put the softer being together, and the firmer being together, which helps them all chop added uniformly.

Can I benumb leftovers?

You can! We’d acclaim aloof autumn assortment in a freezer-safe container.

What can I acting for mascarpone?

You could use ricotta cheese instead.

Can I accomplish this lasagna vegan?

We approved authoritative this after cheese and it accustomed a thumbs up me but not from Bjork. We admired the vegan bechamel admitting from the Plants Alone Kitchen cookbook by Gaz Oakley – this formed absolutely able-bodied as a buttery cheese replacement.

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Basic Alarming Vegetarian Lasagna

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 colossal servings 1x


The actual best Vegetarian Lasagna! Walnuts, zucchini, carrots, onions, and mushrooms blitzed up into a meat-like arrangement that gets layered with lots of cheese and sauce. Comfortable nourishing!



Easy Vegetarian “Bolognese”:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, bald and cut into chunks
  • 2 average carrots, cut into chunks
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 baby zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoons kosher salt black pepper to taste
  • one 24-ounce jar of your admired tomato sauce

Creamy Layer:

  • one 8-ounce alembic mascarpone
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups disconnected Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups disconnected mozzarella cheese
  • 1 box basic lasagna noodles (about 12 noodles for a 9x13 pan)


  1. Place the mushrooms, walnuts, and zucchini in a aliment processor. Beating a few times until the admixture is actual cautiously chopped. Alteration to a bowl. Echo this action with garlic, onion, and carrots.
  2. Heat adulate or olive oil over average aerial heat. Add your chopped veggies forth with the spices. Sauté for 7-10 account until actual bendable and fragrant. Add amazon booze and salt; activity to combine. Aftertaste and adjust! Your condiment amounts will depend on your cast of sauce.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix mascarpone cheese with grated garlic and salt. 
  4. Start with overextension a band of booze in the basal of a 9×13 pan. Then, band in the afterward adjustment for anniversary layer: a few noodles, 1 cup sauce, a few dollops of mascarpone, 1/2 cup Parmesan, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and echo (I usually get 4 layers out of this amount). End with noodles, sauce, cheese, and dollops of added booze on top to accomplish it pretty.
  5. Cover with antithesis and bake for 40-45 minutes. Abolish antithesis and bake for 5 account to get the cheese browned on top. Let angle for 10 account or so, again cut and serve!


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegetarian lasagna, vegan lasagna, advantageous lasagna, advantageous lasagna, lasagna recipe

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    Kate Helmer

    I’m allergic to walnuts. Does any added nut fit the flavor/texture profile? Achievement so as compound sounds actually delicious. Thx!

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      April Horsman

      We accept a walnut/pecan abhorrence in our house. I’ve swapped almonds in agnate recipes with abundant results!

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      have you anticipation in PINENUTS??? they are adorable and accord you that crisis and tecture to your food….Good luck…Unless you are alergic to TREENUTS like my grandson that wouldn’t be acceptable for you

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    Do you anticipate this would still be acceptable with abundant beneath parmesan, or a beneath acrid alternative? We accept a adolescent babyish who can’t accept that abundant salt

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We anticipate it would still be aperitive with beneath parm!

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    Sounds so good…quick question…would the meat like admixture be acceptable for added Vegetarian recipes like chili or tacos? Thanks, Colleen

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      Looks amazing! Can’t delay to accomplish it! Is there annihilation i can use to cut the calories on noodles in here?

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        Mmmh I’m apologetic but lasagna after noodles is not lasagna. If you absolutely appetite to « cut calories » eat a abate portion, but amuse don’t booty noodles out of this dish. Noodles are life, and you don’t charge to ban them!!

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        You can allotment zucchini lengthwise and use them for lasagna noodles. You could alternating accomplishing a brainstorm band followed by a zucchini layer, or aloof go all zucchini. If you attending up zucchini lasagna noodles you can get added abundant instructions.

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          This was so good!! Aloof in case added bodies run into the aforementioned affair – I approved to put all the mushrooms/zucchini/walnuts in my aliment processor at the aforementioned time like the compound says and it was waaay too much. I kept abrading the bowl, but concluded with added of a augment adhesive bearings by the time the beyond pieces were burst down. So don’t do that, people. Still tasted great, but it was affectionate of a blah sad booze blush : (

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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Are you attractive for a backup for the noodles? You could maybe try zucchini or eggplant slices.

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    Just to clarify, this is application no-boil noodles? That is apparently accessible back the instructions don’t say to baker them, but capital to be abiding 🙂

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      You can use no-boil, but approved lasagna noodles will assignment too alike admitting you don’t baker them above-mentioned to accumulating the lasagna. Enjoy!

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        I accept to say, while this smells adorable and is apparently activity to be wonderful, the baker time is not alike close. I’m 65 mins into baking and the noodles still are not done. Abutting time, I’d opt for the no abscess variety.

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    This looks amazing and I am aggressive to accomplish this for banquet but was apprehensive about the noodles. Do you accumulate the lasagne with the raw noodles or is there a abandoned footfall area we abscess them first?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      You do not charge to abscess the noodles above-mentioned to accumulating the lasagna!

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      I looveeeee this recipe. I appetite to accompany this to a acquaintance who aloof had a baby. How would you acclaim me accomplishing that. Would I absolutely baker it again accept her reheat it? Or accumulate and put in the freezer again accompany to her to absolutely baker it?


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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Either will assignment aloof fine! We are big admirers of freezer meals, so that would apparently be our choice!

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    1200 calories per confined ? That sounds like a lot alike for a actual abominable dish! Is that right?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Sam! We took addition attending at the diet adding and fabricated an adjustment. If you capital to added cut bottomward on the calories, you could try to get 8-9 slices out of the pan!

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    I usually accomplish this vegetarina lasagna with ROTATUILLE and Mushrooms, walnuts doesnt address to us, but I apperceive is actual Yummy. Thanks….. We are meat bistro ancestors but back we became earlier with my bedmate are eting beneath and beneath meat as they are adamantine to abstract so we are bistro lots of commons after red meat.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sounds amazing, Barbara! So animated you were able to adapt the lasagna!

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    Hi! I am allergic to all types of nuts, so I cannot put walnuts in back I accomplish this. Any added account to get a agnate arrangement or flavoring? Or should I aloof not alter it with article else. Thanks!

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    I consistently use your buttery cauliflower booze for the buttery band in my about vegan lasagna -very accessible to accomplish with arctic cauliflower. I charge the cheese on top. Can’t delay to try this adaptation with basics in the filling.

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    I fabricated this and adulation the flavors but the basal noodles were still hard. Any advice? The marscapone is so aperitive I anticipate I will bifold it abutting time!

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      I had the aforementioned affair with the basal band of noodles. Additionally planing to abate the bulk of veggies a bit and add added marscapone abutting time; abundance concluded up abundant on the veggie/sauce basic and it was a bit overbearing. Still tasted great, though!

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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Sorry to apprehend this happened, Ashley. We advance overextension a band of booze on the basal of the pan above-mentioned to starting the aboriginal band of noodles!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Krista! Apologetic to apprehend about the basic noodles. We advance overextension a band of booze at the basal of the pan afore starting the aboriginal band of noodles. This will accord the noodles some aqueous to baker in. We apologize if this footfall wasn’t clear, but we accept adapted the compound now!

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    I fabricated this tonight. My boiler died and my abode is freezing, so accepting this for banquet absolutely helped! It was delicious. Absolutely my new admired vegetable lasagna.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated this lasagna broiled you up! Acknowledgment for giving the compound a try!

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    Jay Shah

    Do you not apperceive that parmesan cheese is not vegetarian? Basal akin of absorption to detail will advice afore publishing such receipies.

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    Dian S

    This is cool awesome! Acknowledge you for bringing this aces aliment to our table. Begin mascarpone at the cafeteria adverse at Walmart. Basic was accessible and quick. Acclimated gluten chargeless noodles. Bedmate will absolutely appetite repeats of this! Did baptize McCormick Barbecue Mates Smokehouse Maple condiment on the top. Use it for lots of veggie recipes.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Wow, that McCormick condiment sounds amazing! So animated you enjoyed the lasagna!

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    Joy H.

    Any suggestions on a acting for the mushrooms? I adulation them but bedmate cannot accept them.

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    I fabricated this for banquet tonight and it was sooo good! Anybody admired it alike my captious children. I acclimated a beschemel booze instead of the marscapone and alone acclimated about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Will absolutely accomplish it again.

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    Im not usually one to animadversion on recipes, but I fabricated this tonight and it was incredible. The walnuts accomplish for such a acceptable texture. Abundant recipe!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We acknowledge the animadversion Maeve! So animated you enjoyed the lasagna!

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    Made two of these for my ancestors and addition ancestors with a new baby. Both families, with toddlers!, admired it!! This will be my new go to for lasagna recipes.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Happy to apprehend the lasagna was a hit with your ancestors and friends, Renae!

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    This was absolutely accessible and cool good-if you anticipate you appetite to try it-it’s a keeper!!

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    Just analytical about freezing it. Do you acclaim affable it first, and again freezing it? Sorry- apparently a asinine question. Acknowledgment in advance!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Paige! Not a asinine question. You can absolutely benumb the lasagna afterwards cooking. Back we’ve activated this method, this would apparently be your best bet if you’d like to accept a meal in the freezer accessible to heat. We additionally anticipate you could basic the lasagna, and again benumb afore cooking, but we haven’t activated this method, so we’re borderline on the exact baker time from frozen.

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    Jane E Allen

    I fabricated this aftermost night and my bedmate could not stop talking about it. We are accepting it afresh tonight for banquet and froze the blow in portions for lunches or approaching dinners. Aggregate formed altogether from the dry noodles to the lasagna advancing out in absolute squares after sliding everywhere. I was so blessed I could accept cried. A absolute triumph! Acknowledge you for such a adorable treat.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We’re so animated it was a hit, Jane! Acknowledgment so abundant for the comment!

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    Claire Descours

    This was nice about all the ancestors agreed it was too affluent with the mascarpone. Abutting time I’m abrogation that out

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    Could I use ricotta or chrism cheese instead of mascarpone? Absolutely aloof apprehensive why you alarm for mascarpone and not ricotta. Regardless, this compound looks adorable and I can’t delay to try it.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation the acidity and arrangement of mascarpone, but you can actually acting ricotta! Enjoy!

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    I ambition I could amount this compound alike higher! I fabricated it aftermost night and my meat-eating accomplice actually ADMIRED it. He went aback for abnormal and said that he couldn’t acquaint there’s no meat in it! (He’s acclimated to bistro my vegetarian aliment but was an abnormal animadversion – to me it doesn’t aftertaste like ‘meat’ though, for anyone who may apprehend this and be afraid to baker it.)
    We will accept it for banquet afresh tonight and I’ll benumb a brace of serves. Abutting time, I ability alike add added mascarpone because it makes it so nice and creamy! I couldn’t acquisition any coiled lasagna sheets, so I achievement I can coursing some bottomward as I anticipate it makes it attending alike bigger (and we do eat with our eyes). Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Acknowledgment for this adorable recipe!!!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We’re so animated this was a hit! Acknowledgment for the comment, Amity!