This Vegan Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta is indulging, yet guilt-free! It is low-carb, healthy, and satisfying!
Do you ever wonder what other people eat for the holidays? Maybe it's because I am a foodie, but I do. Well, this Vegan Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta is what I had on Christmas Day.
I eat differently than a lot of people I know during the holidays. I don't usually go for traditional American foods. Instead, I tend to go for foods like Vegan Tofu Enchiladas or Vegan Lasagna with Mushrooms.
I was eating low carb for several months, and I knew the week before Christmas that I wanted something that was low carb, but that had big flavor. I wanted something that I felt like I was indulging in; something comforting, but guilt-free.
That is exactly what I accomplished with this recipe. You won't even miss the pasta noodles, I promise! Thinly sliced zucchini take their place. This has basil-infused tofu ricotta and a sun-dried tomato walnut sauce.
What more do you need in a low-carb lasagna?
Another zucchini noodle recipe is my Zucchini Noodles with Raw Vegan Sauce.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is a healthy low-carb recipe.
- It is comforting, full of flavor, and satisfying.
- It is simple and easy to make.
- Walnuts: Add protein and crunch.
- Marinara sauce: I used store-bought marinara sauce, but you could also use pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, or homemade marinara sauce.
- Sun-dried tomatoes: Add flavor. I used sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, but you could use dry ones as well.
- Tofu ricotta: I used my homemade tofu ricotta recipe. You could also use store-bought vegan ricotta.
- Zucchini: Look for medium to large zucchini so that they have a large surface area. You want big zucchini noodles!
- Nutritional yeast: Adds a cheesy flavor. You could use store-bought vegan parmesan or vegan Mozzarella instead.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Shredded vegan mozzarella, vegan parmesan
- Homemade tomato sauce or marinara sauce
- Spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, butternut squash, broccoli, or whatever veggies you like
- Vegan crumbles or beans
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Step 1: Mix walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and marinara sauce (reserving ¾ cup).
Step 2: Slice zucchini on a mandoline.
Step 3: Spread marinara sauce in a baking dish.
Step 4: Place zucchini slices on top of marinara sauce, overlapping each slice.
Step 5: Spread ⅓ of the tofu ricotta on zucchini slices.
Step 6: Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top.
Step 7: Pour walnut sauce on top.
Step 8: Layer more zucchini noodles on top. Then ⅓ of the tofu ricotta and nutritional yeast, and walnut sauce.
Step 9: Finish with a layer of zucchini noodles, tofu ricotta, and nutritional yeast.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Thinly sliced zucchini makes a great substitute for lasagna noodles. Eggplant and sweet potato also make great lasagna noodle substitutes.
Lasagna should have between 3 to 5 layers.
This recipe will last 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Who says lasagna has to have noodles? This no-noodle lasagna is rich and satisfying. You won't even miss the noodles, I promise!
Vegan Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Walnut Sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Mix walnuts, marinara sauce (reserve ¾ cup for the pan), and sun-dried tomatoes.
- Slice zucchini 1/16" lengthwise on a mandoline.
- In an 7 ½" x 9 ½" pan, pour ¾ cup marinara sauce. Next, place zucchini noodles on marinara sauce, overlapping each slice. Spread ⅓ of tofu ricotta over zucchini noodles. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of tofu ricotta. Pour ½ of walnut sauce on top.
- Layer more zucchini noodles, then ⅓ of tofu ricotta, nutritional yeast, and the rest of the walnut sauce. Finish with a layer of zucchini noodles, tofu ricotta, and nutritional yeast. Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.