12.21.2009

Meatless Cheeseless Noodleless Lasagna

I sort of want to laugh at the title of this post, but hey, that's what I made, and that's what I'm calling it! When I was talking to my grandma the other day, I mentioned I was making a meatless, cheese-less, noodle-less lasagna for dinner and she asked, "What's left?"

Understandably, most "traditional" lasagna is made with meat, cheese, noodles and tomato sauce. Well, to answer Grandma's question, I kept the tomato sauce. And added eggplant, zucchini, 2 kinds of mushrooms, and whole San Marzano tomatoes to boot. I served this with crusty, garlicky French bread for The Boyfriend, and he thought it was amazing. His stamp of approval means even meat-eaters will love this dish.

Meatless Cheese-less Noodle-less Lasagna
Serves 2-4

Ingredients:
Cooking Spray
1 Jar Marinara Sauce, I used a spicy arrabiata sauce
1 Can Whole Peeled San Marzano tomatoes
2-3 Zucchini
2 Japanese Eggplants
2 Portobello Mushrooms
1 Pkg. White Button Mushrooms
2-3 Cloves Garlic, diced
Sea Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil
1/3 C. Almond Meal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice eggplants and zucchinis lengthwise into 1/8" strips, resembling lasagna noodles. Slice mushrooms and crush San Marzano tomatoes with your hands.

Spray glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add enough tomato sauce to cover the bottom of the dish. Place layer of eggplant "noodles" as the first layer. Sprinkle eggplant with sea salt and pepper.

Add a layer of zucchini "noodles". Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

Mushrooms...(Portobello Mushrooms not pictured.)

Top with tomatoes, tomato sauce, and garlic. And repeat the layers until your veggies are gone. It's okay if you only have one layer of zucchini and mushrooms, but make sure you have at least two layers of eggplant, as this will be the top layer.

Top the last eggplant layer with remaining tomato sauce and 1/3 C. of Almond Meal, and drizzle with Olive Oil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Allow to rest for 15 minutes out of the oven before slicing.

Serve with bread, if desired. Enjoy!



14 comments :

  1. LOVELY creation, Erin!!!!!!!! Vegan, dairy and gluten and soy free. FReaking rockin down the lasagna girl!

    And your last post with all that great food!
    The apple crisp, the salad dressing, the chia pudding, you know I make similar things like that and am a huge fan. Your food looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work my friend :)
    xoxox

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  2. I gotta say, I might actually eat this! LOL! :) Good job girl!

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  3. I'm totally going to make this!
    Yummy!

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  4. not gonna lie, I was a little skeptic at your post title -- but you've made me a believer: yummy meat-less, cheese-less noodle-less lasagna does exist. It's a miracle!

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  5. that sounds delicious. look for this post later on to make an appearance on my blog!

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  6. Yummy! You make the best looking food!

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  7. OH, I LOVE the sound of this! Hopefully I'll be able to disconnect and start cooking again...

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  8. You are a genius Erin. So it can be done.

    Happy holidays and enjoy your vacation. XOXO

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  9. I may have to make this for Christmas for bf and I. It looks absolutely yummy.

    And sadly I don't knit :( I wish I did though

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  10. looks so graet! I love your creativity when it comes to cooking! this one is being printed out for my recipe stash :)

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  11. Ok so I really like meat and if there is no meat there is ALWAYS cheese... LOL and your recipe looks SUPER good! Even w/o both! Go girl!
    I think my A$$ is going to have it's own area code soon if I don't get back ont he running =)
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a fab time in Colorado!

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  12. looks yummy so inexpensive...can't wait to try it.

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  13. I have made this , the vegetable " noodles " would be softer if one roasted them first.

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