I make this all the time at home, but it passed the test this weekend of being “Girls’ Weekend” food. Even the group member who almost disowned me as friend when I told her she just ate tofu had to admit she liked it. I will tell you I was skeptical of the no-cook noodles when I first tried this but I’m now converted. I mean, no real Italian will approve but since I’m not cooking for real Italians most of the time it works out just fine.
8×8 Square Baking Pan
28 Oz of diced tomatoes
1 package of Tofu (I’ve used soft silken and extra firm and both work)
6-8 No Boil Lasagna noodles
1/4 cup pesto (I use ready made Barilla original)
About 4 cups baby spinach
10-12 button mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella and 1/2 cup shredded parm (Or 1 Cup of “Italian mix” cheese)
Heat Tomatoes in Saucepan until warm
Place tofu in strainer and break into pieces until it looks like ricotta (get it?)
Thinly slice Zuccini and Mushrooms
Gather Rest of Ingredients: Cheese
- Cover bottom of pan with small amount of tomatoes
- Lay two noodles on top of tomatoes
- Spread pesto on each noodle
- Spread tofu on top of pesto
- Spread Mushrooms and Zuccini slices on top of tofu
- Sprinkle spinach leaves on top
- Sprinkle both types of cheese on spinach
- Cover with tomatoes
- Start again with two more noodles and repeat layers until you reach top of pan (three or four layers)
- Cover last noodles with remaining tomato sauce but reserve cheese for later
- Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes
- Remove pan from oven. Remove foil and push noodle corners down into sauce
- Then sprinkle cheese on top and bake for another 20 minutes until cheese is slightly browned
- Remove from oven and let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting
*This recipe was inspired by the Vegetarian Lasagna with Tofu Recipe found in the Flat Belly Diet Family Cookbook. That recipe has less veggies so I can’t claim mine is “flat belly” at all!!
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that looks delicious!! I wonder if my kids would like it…
Now this looks like a recipes I could handle:) Now I just wish I could eat pasta!