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High Protein Easy Vegan Lasagna with Pesto Ricotta

Easy Vegan Pesto Ricotta Lasagna

Hearty, high protein and delicious vegan lasagna. Only 10 ingredients! This will fill you up and make you feel good all at the same time. The bright flavors in the pesto ricotta add a perfect counter balance to the savory lentil pasta sauce. The flavors in this dish balance together perfectly, making a healthy, mouth watering meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of dry lentils
  • 16 lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce

Pesto Ricotta

  • Handful of basil leaves
  • 2 15 oz cans of cannellini beans - drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse dry lentils and place in a saucepan. Cover with three cups of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer until softened. About 20 minutes. Once lentils are cooked, add two jars of pasta sauce to the lentils.
  • WHILE THE LENTILS ARE COOKING cook your noodles as well. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cool water. Drizzle with olive oil or keep noodles in cool water to prevent sticking.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine basil, olive oil, salt, lemon, nutritional yeast and garlic. Mix until roughly blended.
  • Add in rinsed and drained cannellini beans in with the pesto mixture and lightly blend until mixed. Add a little water or unsweetened plant milk to thin out as needed.
  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish, lightly cover the bottom of the dish with lentil sauce.
  • Layer in this order until dish is full: noodles, pesto ricotta, noodles, sauce
  • Top with sauce and sprinkle with nutritional yeast
  • Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Uncover and cook for 20 minutes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Pesto Ricotta Lasagna
Amount per Serving
Calories
298
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
200
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
536
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
52
g
17
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
10
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
52
mg
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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