There is a lot of experimentation in this recipe. The consistency of the sauce all depends on the moisture level in the vegetables you choose, so you might have to add a little more sauce, fat or vegan milk, or, not add as much....it all depends. Better that the veggie mixture sauce is a little more moist, than dry. The pasta will absorb some of the moisture.
Large lasagna pan, 11” x 13”x6", or, half steam table pan
Large sauce pan
|the veggies in this lasagna are crisp, fresh and not overcooked|
1 ball of almond cheez (1 cup almonds)
15-17 cooked and cooled lasagna noodles, if you cool them with cold water after straining and keep moist, they should pull apart easily
8 cups of chopped, mixed, veggies from the food processor (broccoli, onion, zucchini, squash, red bell pepper, celery, carrots,)
4-5 cloves fresh garlic, minced with the veggies in the food processor
2 cups fresh, washed spinach
2 TBL oregano
1 TBL basil
1 tsp black pepper
pinch, red pepper flakes
2 tsp onion powder
2 TBL nutritional yeast
4 cups alfredo sauce
as needed, vegan milk
to taste, salt
8 oz. daiya vegan cheese, or, vegan mozzarella of choice
as needed, bread crumbs
as needed, vegan butter, or, olive oil
Method...Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix your veggie mixture and spinach with the alfredo sauce and spices and cook in large saucepan, until well mixed and loosened (do not overcook).
If the veggie “sauce” is too dry, add vegan milk until sauce like, but not liquid
Taste the veggie mixture for salt, spices and add to your liking
Layer the bottom of the lasagna pan with the veggie mixture, then place one third of the almond cheese slices on top of that, then 1/3 of the 8oz. of vegan mozzarella
Top the mozzarella with 5-6 lasagna noodles and repeat this two more times until you end up with mozzarella on top.
Finally top with bread crumbs and some pieces of margarine, or, drizzle olive oil and spices on top
Bake for around 40 minutes to 1 hour, keep checking, and if the casserole looks dry, pour a little vegan milk on top and let set in while baking. Before removing from the oven, let the bread crumbs “brown” up with the broiler for a few minutes.