Simple High-Protein Lasagne

Simple High-Protein Lasagne

This high-protein vegetarian lasagna is loaded with lentils, tofu, and spinach, providing a satisfying and nutritious meal. Enjoy the hearty layers of flavours and indulge in a healthier version of this classic Italian dish.

 

Ingredients:

  • Lasagna sheets
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 cup crumbled firm tofu
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for added heat)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or vegan cheese alternative)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. Cook the lasagna sheets according to the package instructions until al dente then set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until they release their moisture.
  5. Stir in the lentils, crumbled tofu, chopped spinach, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
  6. Spread a thin layer of the lentil and tofu mixture on the bottom of the greased baking dish.
  7. Place three lasagna sheets on top of the lentil mixture, covering it completely.
  8. Spread another layer of the lentil mixture over the sheets, followed by a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers until you run out of ingredients, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.
  9. Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  11. Remove the lasagna from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Slice and serve the high-protein vegetarian lasagna, garnished with fresh basil leaves if desired.
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