Hearty Vegetarian Lasagna

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 45 min
  • serves 6

Tofu is a well-kept secret in this delicious pasta bake.


  • 6 lasagna noodles (5 1/2 ounces total)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites

    How to make it  60 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the noodles according to package directions until firm-tender. Drain.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes or until they begin to give up their juices. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until no liquid remains. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the lemon zest, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Toss well.

  • 3

    In a food processor, combine the tofu, cottage cheese, ricotta, 6 tablespoons of the Parmesan, the tomato sauce, tomato paste, whole egg, egg whites, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and process to a smooth purée.

  • 4

    Spray a 7 x 11-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bottom with 2 of the lasagna noodles. Spoon half of the spinach mixture and one-third of the tofu mixture over the noodles. Make another layer of noodles, the remaining spinach mixture, and another one-third of the tofu mixture. Top with the remaining lasagna noodles and the remaining tofu mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Sodium: 977mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

From clientsfromhell.net

Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.