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Authentic Lasagna

A nutritious upgrade to a classic family mea

Looking for an Authentic Lasagna recipe that will amaze your dinner guests and leave them in awe of your cooking? Well, stop looking because here you will find a simple to follow recipe to make a tasty authentic lasagne.


Here's what you will need:

1 white onion diced
2 carrots shredded / grated
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed and diced
2 cups mushrooms diced (I usually use cremini)(~ .5 lb)

14-15 oz diced or crushed tomatoes – low sodium or no salt added
(I used Pomi brand in the box)
1 28-oz can tomato sauce (I used WF roasted red pepper sauce, only used about 2/3 of the jar)


1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano

1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)

(Fennel seeds for an authentic, Italian flavor)

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1lb firm tofu (I used lite firm)

1⁄2 c finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 teaspoon(approx., start small) Tamari sauce
10-oz frozen chopped spinach (+more if you like, could sub kale)
Dry lasagna noodles

How to make Authentic Lasagna:

Step 1

Sauté diced onion and shredded carrots on medium heat (~5 minutes), cover tightly so they sweat and stir
every 1-2 mins


Step 2

Add diced (or food processed for a ground texture) mushrooms and garlic and stir, cover and continue to
sauté a few minutes until mushrooms soften to your liking (here I add some water or veggie broth for


Step 3
Add tomatoes, sauce, and spices. Stir and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally
Crumble tofu in a bowl and add chopped parsley. Stir in Tamari sauce(or soy sauce) and nutritional yeast
and mix well. (Taste this and flavor as desired with more of anything plus pepper or onion powder)


Step 4
Spread a thin layer of sauce in pan, and layer: uncooked noodles, tofu mix, spinach, sauce; noodles,
tofu, spinach, sauce.

Step 5

Cover tightly with aluminum foil
Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour


Step 6

Let stand 10 minutes before serving
Can also prepare a day before or the morning before baking – reduce baking time by about half

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