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Vegan Lasagne bolognese

2 hours 30 minutes total

Are you looking for a delicious vegan lasagna bolognese recipe that is easy to make? Look no further! Our vegan lasagne alla bolognese recipe is perfect for those who follow a vegan diet or want to try a plant-based alternative. Vegan lasagne alla bolognese is a plant-based version of the classic Italian dish that is made with meat. This recipe uses lentils as a protein source and creates a savory and hearty bolognese sauce. Our recipe is also great for those who are looking to reduce their meat consumption and increase their intake of plant-based protein sources. The preparation time for this recipe is 2 hours, with a cooking time of 20-30 minutes. The recipe includes 8 sheets of Barilla® oven-ready lasagne that do not require boiling before baking, making the process faster and easier.

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Ingredients

Serves 4

9 sheets Barilla® oven-ready Lasagne

For the sauce

1 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs Celery, chopped
1/3 cup Carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup Onion, peeled and chopped
1 can Lentils, drained
1/3 cup Red wine, dry
2 tbs Tomato paste
8 oz Tomato purée
1 ½ cup Water
1 leaf Bay
to taste Salt and pepper

For the béchamel

3 cups Vegan milk
1 cup Vegan cream
4 tbs Margarine
4 tbs All-purpose flour
to taste Grated nutmeg, salt

For the topping

1 tbs Nutritional yeast

Disclaimer

Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs

Method

Step 1

Here are four easy steps for the perfect vegan lasagne bolognese:

Step 2

Sauté the celery, onion and carrot in a skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil and the bay leaf. Once they have turned golden brown, add the vegan minced meat  and the pancetta and cook over medium-high until meat begins to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the red wine, cook until the wine evaporates completely, then lower the heat and add the tomato paste. Add 2 cups water (or enough water to cover the meat mixture) and cook slowly over low heat for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

  • Celery
  • onion
  • carrot
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • lentils
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red wine
  • tomato paste
  • tomato purée
  • water

Step 3

Meanwhile prepare the béchamel: melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan. To make a roux, add the flour and whisk butter and flour together for 3-4 minutes over low heat, until smooth. Heat the milk in a separate pan, then add to the roux, pouring it in a slow stream. Adjust the salt, season with a bit of nutmeg, and continue cooking, whisking constantly to avoid the formation of lumps, until the sauce is thick and creamy. If the béchamel is too thick, add a bit of milk. If it is too thin, let it cook for a few additional minutes. Heat the oven to 350°F.

  • margarine
  • flour
  • vegetable milk
  • salt
  • nutmeg

Step 4

Butter a 13x9 baking dish and arrange the first layer of lasagna lengthwise. Evenly spread a layer of sauce over it, followed by the béchamel and a generous handful of grated Parmigiano cheese. Continue to layer the lasagna, sauce and béchamel until you have used the rest of ingredients. Finish with the béchamel, a generous dusting of nutritional yeast, and a few pieces of margarine.

  • Lasagna sheets
  • nutritional yeast

Step 5

Bake the lasagna for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Tip

Our easy vegan lasagne alla bolognese recipe is a perfect choice for those who want to enjoy a delicious Italian dish while following a vegan diet or simply looking for a plant-based option. It is a perfect dish for a family dinner or a get-together with friends. Give it a try and enjoy the meatless bolognese sauce and plant-based protein sources!

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