Archive for April, 2011

Vegetarian Lasagna

Friday, April 1st, 2011

This dish is low cholesterol and if you leave out the optional Parmesan cheese it is vegan. Tofu provides an adequate amount of protein.


3/4 lb lasagna noodles

1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

1-1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

2 tbsp tomato paste

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

3/4 cup soft tofu

2 large celery stalks, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

7 oz mushrooms, chopped

6 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, chopped

2 carrots, chopped


Preheat oven to 350?F. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté next 5 ingredients about 5 minutes until onions are soft. Stir in mushrooms and cook 1 minute. Stir in next 4 ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Beat tofu until smooth. Stir 1/4 cup tofu into vegetable mixture. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water 7-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain. Spread a third of the vegetable mixture into a greased 9×13 in. ovenproof dish. Top with 2 sheets of pasta. Continue layering vegetable mixture and pasta, finishing with a layer of pasta. Spread remaining beaten tofu evenly over pasta. Combine breadcrumbs and cheese and sprinkle over lasagne. Bake 50 minutes, or until golden.

Serves 6

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition (per serving): Calories 130; % Calories From Fat 32.5%; Total Fat 4.7g; Saturated Fats 0.9g; Mono-unsaturated Fats 2.1g; Poly-unsaturated Fats 1.3g; Cholesterol 1.4mg; Sodium 150mg; Total Carbohydrates 18g; Dietary Fiber 4.4g; Sugar 8.2g; Protein 6.4g.

More Information:


Thiamin B1 0.18 mg
Vitamin K 68 mcg
Vitamin A 4700 IU
Vitamin E 1.8 mg
Pantothenic Acid 1.1 mg
Vitamin B6 0.32 mg
Choline 32 mg
Riboflavin B2 0.21 mg
Vitamin D 6.9 IU
Vitamin B12 0.035 mcg
Vitamin C 50 mg
Niacin B3 3.3 mg


Sodium 150 mg
Zinc 1.1 mg
Copper 0.37 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Calcium 100 mg
Manganese 0.51 mg
Magnesium 42 mg
Fluoride 10 mcg
Potassium 700 mg
Phosphorus 140 mg
Selenium 9.1 mcg