Jan 212013
 

This recipe is gonna blow your mind.

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Oh so cheesy and creamy and SUPER decadent.

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Not only is this dish easy – using the short cut of Victoria Vegan Alfredo sauce with a base of cashews instead of cream – it is healthy with zero cholesterol, vegan and gluten free.

For anyone who says meatless is tasteless, make this up and bring it to them. I guarantee they will be eating their words!

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I confess that when I made this recipe and tasted it, I felt so guilty – here I am trying to eat lighter and enjoying a large slab of creamy, cheesy, mouth watering lasagna!  Then I calculated the calories and fat….under 250 calories and only 2.5 grams saturated fat and poof! No more guilt.

This basic recipe can have any veggie subbed for the mushrooms and spinach that you have on hand so feel free to get a little crazy!

Creamy and Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Creamy and Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Serves 6
Vegan, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

5oz Brown Rice Pasta Lasagna Noodles, Tinkyada
1 Tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 ½ pkgs (15oz) frozen organic mushrooms
½ pkg (5oz) frozen organic spinach
1 Tbsp wheat free Tamari
1 jar Victoria Vegan Roasted Pepper Alfredo Sauce
½ cup non-dairy cheese, Daiya

Directions 

1. Preheat oven 350F. Cook noodles to package directions and set aside.

2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in pot pasta was cooked in; add onion, cook 5 minutes; add mushrooms, spinach and tamari; cook until softened and well combined; about 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Layer in a 9×9 baking dish, ¼ cup sauce, row of lasagna noodles, ½ mushroom mixture; repeat. Top with a third row of noodles, the last of the Alfredo sauce and ½ cup cheese. Cover and bake 45 minutes or until warm and bubbly.

Step by Step Lasagna Layering

Step by Step Lasagna Layering

Estimated Nutrition Info
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 243
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 739 mg
Potassium 354.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 7.9 g

Vitamin A 28.5 %
Vitamin B-12 0.5 %
Vitamin B-6 6.8 %
Vitamin C 8.6 %
Vitamin D 13.5 %
Vitamin E 1.9 %
Calcium 3.3 %
Copper 13.3 %
Folate 8.8 %
Iron 5.9 %
Magnesium 5.5 %
Manganese 12.3 %
Niacin 21.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 11.1 %
Phosphorus 7.9 %
Riboflavin 19.6 %
Selenium 9.6 %
Thiamin 12.0 %

Zinc 3.6 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Enjoy my Outrageously Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna (Healthy and Naturally Vegan and Gluten Free)!

  11 Responses to “Outrageously Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna (Healthy and Naturally Vegan and Gluten Free)”

  1. this looks amazing, you’re right, mind blowing! and now I am craving lasagna…

    I love to be able to say “this has zero cholesterol” – actually makes more of an impact than I think it will…

    • Hi Kristina! Why thank you! Plants contain negligible amounts of cholesterol so they are such a great way for people battling heart disease to keep their dietary cholesterol down.

  2. Ummm, plants don’t contain any cholesterol. Only animal products do.

  3. Looks good, but I do wish there was an alternative recipe for those who might want to make their own sauce (since that is often less expensive than buying a jar of sauce). I have found the arguments that eating a vegan diet can be less expensive to not be so compelling when a recipe requires a number of packaged products that always seem to cost a lot more than their non-vegan counterparts. Just my opinion, of course.

    • Hi Walt and thanks for the comment – yes I absolutely agree – homemade is better and MUCH cheaper of course! In many cases though I’m buying these items when they are on sale and when I’m in a time crunch. As an alternative you can definitely sub your favorite homemade sauce recipe for the Alfredo sauce. Do you have a favorite recipe you can share with the other readers?

    • Hi Walt and thanks for the comment – yes I absolutely agree – homemade is better and MUCH cheaper of course! In many cases though I’m buying these items when they are on sale and when I’m in a time crunch. As an alternative you can definitely sub your favorite homemade sauce recipe for the Alfredo sauce. Do you have a favorite recipe you can share with the other readers?

      Thanks!
      Dawn

      • I am working on one, actually. First attempt was tonight and it turned out pretty good, so I think I’ll keep it as a base and tweak it some. The first attempt consisted of one cup of raw cashews soaked overnight blended with 3/4 cup of non-dairy milk (I used rice milk but I think unsweetened almond milk might work better), 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and one tablespoon of nutritional yeast. It was pretty tasty, but I think I’ll add a teaspoon of lemon juice next time just to brighten it up a bit. I made a big pot of pasta, mixed it with the sauce and some broccoli and sauteed mushrooms, and there was nothing left.

        • Walt – that sounds AMAZING and easy! And actually very similar to a cashew cream cheese I’m about to be posting soon. I already have the cashews soaked so I am going to do a dual recipe post with a hummus and cream cheese. Love it.
          When the Victoria Vegan products aren’t on sale at Native Sun I will definitely be using your recipe!

          • Thanks! I usually cook by instinct and kind of make it up as I go, so I seldom do anything the same way twice. :) But I was inspired by your “challenge” to try and keep track of everything so that the sauce could be replicated exactly. My first actual recipe!

          • Many thanks for keeping track of it!!!

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