Amazing Low Fat, Vegan Lasagna Recipe

Embracing Healthier Indulgence with Low-Fat Vegan Lasagna

Craving the Comfort, Opting for Health: Who can resist the tantalizing layers of lasagna, packed with flavors and memories? Yet, traditional recipes often come laden with heavy cheeses and oils, leaving us feeling weighed down. My own journey from a cheese-laden lasagna lover to crafting a healthier, low-fat, vegan alternative has been transformative. Discovering the joy of a guilt-free yet delectable lasagna has reshaped my culinary experience, emphasizing wholesome ingredients without compromising on taste.

A Shift in Perspective: Remembering the days of oil-drenched faux cheeses and mountains of dairy, I couldn’t ignore the post-feast fatigue. It was a wake-up call to reimagine this beloved dish. Today, my lasagna recipe mirrors a colorful celebration of vegetables, employing whole-wheat noodles and a judiciously selected low-fat cheese substitute. The result? A sumptuous dish that doesn’t just please the palate but nurtures the body as well.

Ingredients for Nourishment: The heart of this reinvented lasagna lies in its carefully curated ingredients. Whole wheat lasagna noodles set the foundation, while a medley of vibrant vegetables—red onion, garlic, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and corn—form the essence of its flavorful sauce. Complemented by crushed tomatoes, herbs, and spices, this amalgamation offers a spectrum of tastes in every bite. The crowning glory? A light, low-fat cheese topping that elevates the dish’s richness without the excess.

Who doesn’t love lasagna?

I know I do!

Back in the day, I used to make lasagna with loads of oil – to make a fake cheeze, to fry the veggies before putting them into the sauce. Or, when I was a vegetarian, with mountains of cheese. And I wondered why I always felt like a train hit me after eating that stuff. Oh boy….

Nowadays, things look quite different with this low-fat, vegan lasagna recipe!

I stuff as many veggies as I can into the lasagna. I try to use whole-wheat lasagna noodles. And the cheese on top? Low fat! So, indeed, this yummy lasagna is actually healthy!


For the lasagna:

  • whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 (small) can of crushed tomatoes/tomato sauce
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 medium cloves of garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • half of a medium zucchini
  • about half a pound of mushrooms
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • corn
  • salt & pepper
  • dried oregano
  • herb mix
  • veggie stock
  • water

 For the cheese:

  • 125g of (smoked) tofu
  • 1-2 tsp of mustard
  • 1-2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • water
  • salt & pepper


  1. Cut up all the veggies (rather small).
  2. Start with the onion and garlic. Heat up a pot. When it’s hot, add the onion and garlic and “dry fry” them for a minute, then add veggie broth and let that simmer until translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms and let them “sweat” a little.
  4. Then add all the other veggies to the mix and stir-fry them for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes and some tomato sauce.
  6. Add oregano and any herbs you like to the mix. I used some frozen herb mix.
  7. In a pan, coat the bottom with a little bit of water and add the first layer of pasta.
  8. Layer the pasta and the sauce. I trust that you know how to layer a lasagna.
  9. As the last layer, use the sauce.
  10. Then add the cheese and sprinkle some oregano on top.
  11. Preheat the oven to about 200°C/390°F.
  12. Cook the lasagna for about 25-35 minutes, depending on your oven.

For the cheese:

  1. In a tall bowl, add all the ingredients except for the water. Add a little water at a time.
  2. Blend with a handheld blender until smooth.
Low Fat, Vegan Lasagna Recipe
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Embracing Health and Flavor in Every Layer

Crafting Wholesome Layers: The process of assembling this low-fat, vegan lasagna is an art in itself. Starting with the sautéed onion and garlic, coaxing out their flavors in a gentle simmer of veggie broth, followed by the addition of mushrooms and a vibrant parade of other vegetables—each step builds upon the previous, creating a symphony of tastes. The marriage of these components with crushed tomatoes, herbs, and spices forms the soulful sauce, waiting to embrace the lasagna noodles in a delicious, health-conscious union.

Savoring the Guilt-Free Indulgence: Layer upon layer, the lasagna takes shape, each level a canvas for taste and nutrition. The oven’s warmth coaxes out the flavors, transforming the dish into a golden, bubbling masterpiece. As the low-fat cheese crowns the top, its subtle smokiness adds depth, while a sprinkle of oregano tantalizes the senses. A mere 25-35 minutes of baking, and voilà—an enticing, guilt-free indulgence is ready to grace the table.

A Culinary Evolution: This low-fat, vegan lasagna isn’t merely a dish; it’s a testament to culinary evolution. It’s proof that healthy alternatives need not sacrifice taste. Embracing whole foods and mindful ingredients has allowed me to rediscover the joy of lasagna without the post-meal slump. With each serving, this recipe speaks volumes about the harmonious blend of health and flavor, urging us to reimagine our favorite classics with a nutritious twist.


Delectably Nourishing: A Low-Fat Vegan Lasagna Delight!

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November 25, 2023

This recipe is an absolute gem for health-conscious foodies seeking a guilt-free yet incredibly satisfying lasagna experience. The flavorful blend of whole wheat noodles, vibrant veggies, and a cleverly crafted low-fat cheese alternative makes every bite a celebration of taste and wellness. The step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow, ensuring even novice cooks can whip up this culinary masterpiece effortlessly. What’s truly remarkable is how this recipe manages to capture the essence of traditional lasagna while championing a healthier approach—leaving you feeling nourished, not weighed down. From its vibrant layers to the oven-baked perfection, this low-fat vegan lasagna is a delightful testament to how healthy eating can be an absolute joy!


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