|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 46g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Looking for a recipe for how to prepare a vegan lasagna in advance in your crock pot or slow cooker? You've found it!
You can prepare this easy vegetarian and vegan lasagna recipe in your crock pot six to eight hours ahead of dinner time using just a few simple ingredients including tofu, fresh basil, frozen spinach, tomato sauce, and lasagna noodles.
Using tofu instead of cheese makes this lasagna recipe very low-fat and also vegan, or, try out a vegan ricotta cheese substitute whether it's store-bought or a homemade tofu-based ricotta "cheese".
With 284 calories per serving, this lasagna also just barely sneaks into the low calorie category. Just watch those portion sizes!
- 1 container soft (silken) tofu
- 1 container firm or extra firm tofu
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoon fresh basil (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach (thawed and patted dry)
- 4 cups tomato sauce
- 1 (10-ounce) box lasagna noodles
Gather the ingredients.
In a food processor or blender, combine the silken tofu, firm or extra-firm tofu, soy milk, garlic powder, lemon juice, basil, and salt and process until smooth. Add the thawed spinach to this mixture.
You can also just use a large fork to thoroughly mash it all together.
Place about a cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom of the crock pot or slow cooker. Then place 1/3 of the lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, and 1/3 of the tofu and spinach mixture on top of the noodles. Repeat these layers, being sure to end with sauce on top.
Cook in the crock pot on the low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours, or until the noodles are soft.
Serve with a little bit of nutritional yeast on top, if you'd like. Enjoy!