Comfort Food Recipes: Vegetable Lasagna

Updated on February 9, 2017

Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna is an Easy fun recipe that is Gluten free. The one to the right of the photo is the leftover ingredients that didn't fit into the other one. It is missing swiss chard and spinach . I always cook everything and waste nothing.
Vegetable Lasagna is an Easy fun recipe that is Gluten free. The one to the right of the photo is the leftover ingredients that didn't fit into the other one. It is missing swiss chard and spinach . I always cook everything and waste nothing. | Source

Vegetable Lasagna

5 stars from 3 ratings of Vegetable Lasagna

Quaker Oats Instead of Flat Lasagna Noodles

In the fall, it is really cheap to buy seasonal veggies like zucchini, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, swiss chard etc. These are what we need to layer a great vegetarian lasagna; though you could substitute some of the veggies for whatever is in season if you're making this any other time of the year.

I don't have a garden except for the Topsy-turvy on my balcony that I do get some cherry tomatoes from. I roast most of my vegetables in the oven because caramelizing them takes them to a higher level of flavor. I am going to make a lasagna by layering these vegetables to see if it will go watery or stay firm (together).

The only thing I used to bind it with instead of wheat noodles or lasagna noodles is Quaker oats. I'm eating more oats because they help the cholesterol in your body. Also, oats are gluten-free and cook faster.

Vegetable Lasagna Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves eight six ounces of lasagna

Ingredients for Vegetable Lasagna

Simple ingredients makes the best dishes:)
Simple ingredients makes the best dishes:) | Source

Ingredients for Vegetable Lasagna

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut in half then start to cut slices from the centre outwards
  • small bag beansprouts, washed
  • 2 boxes red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 red peppers, julien Sliced like tooth picks
  • bunch swish chard, diced
  • box spinach, what i had on hand diced
  • 2 boxes white mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups whole oat grains
  • 250 gms pizza mozerella cheese, sliced in strips
  • 1 cup extra vrigin olive oil
  • 1 cup pamesan cheese powder
  • spices to taste basil, hotpepper flakes, paprica

Instructions for Cutting the Califlower Bottom Lasagna Layer

First of all, I greased both these pans with olive oil and then I cut the cauliflower right down the center. I sliced from the center to the outer edge, which results in these large, thin slices of about a quarter-inch in thickness. I used cauliflower for the first layer on the bottom because it will brown up like a crust and make it sturdier when I cut it.

Slicing The Califlower for the Bottom Layer of Lasagna

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Cut the califlower in half and start to slice from the inside out about a quarter inch thickoil the pan with olive oil and spread in sliced califlower for the first layer. it will brown up like a crust.
Cut the califlower in half and start to slice from the inside out about a quarter inch thick
Cut the califlower in half and start to slice from the inside out about a quarter inch thick | Source
oil the pan with olive oil and spread in sliced califlower for the first layer. it will brown up like a crust.
oil the pan with olive oil and spread in sliced califlower for the first layer. it will brown up like a crust. | Source

Layering the Vegetable Lasagna

  1. I layered in bean sprouts, cherry tomatoes, and red peppers.
  2. I put in two cups of oats on top of the tomato layer because when they cook, they have a lot of water to soak up.
  3. Then add Swiss chard and spinach for one whole layer. Next comes the mushrooms with mozzarella cheese, bean sprouts, and then I sprinkle the top with basil, red pepper flakes, and paprika.
  4. Sprinkle olive oil over the whole top layer and put parmesan on the top of that. You are ready for the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. The one in the roasting pan is made without the spinach because I ran out. Instead of layering it, I put the layer of cauliflower down and then I mix the other stuff on top with the spices and everything inside it. This way the spices don't brown up and become crispy and brown, like they did on the other glass pan one.
  6. We need to learn from our mistakes, and I always eat my mistakes. These lasagnas were taken to the next level by roasting them.

TIP: Roast them with the lid off, it makes a better taste, and also they're not whithery and watery vegetables but remain crispy and yummy. I just love them. I don't miss the wheat-flour flat pasta at all in this recipe. In fact, I enjoyed it better, as it wasn't so heavy sitting on my stomach when I ate a few helpings. Yes, it was so good I could not stop eating it. Enjoy and have a good day.

Layering Up The Vegetarian Lasagna

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The finished two vegetable lasagnasA perfect slice of vegetable heaven with mozza.
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The finished two vegetable lasagnas
The finished two vegetable lasagnas | Source
A perfect slice of vegetable heaven with mozza.
A perfect slice of vegetable heaven with mozza. | Source

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        Susan Britton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you @DDE. I love lasagna and this one is very tasty. Have a good day:)

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        Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Awesome! I Tweeted! One of my favorite meals.

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @BarbRad use eggplant or zuchini for the first layer and it will taste great.Thanks for your comment.

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        Barbara Radisavljevic 3 years ago from Templeton, CA

        Unfortunately I will still have to make substitutions, since I am not supposed to eat cauliflower. But I'm sure I'll find a way to make this work.

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        You can @poetryman6969 that is the beauty of lasagna. You can layer it anyway you want and it is always good. Thanks for commenting:)

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        poetryman6969 3 years ago

        I would still add meat to it but it looks really tasty as is.

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Not much I guess @peachpurple They are both usually made with noodles and some kind of tomato sauce. The lazagna is layered up with wide flat noodles and sauce with vegetables or ground beef. The spaghetti noodles goes on the plate first and you pile the sauce and veggies and meat on top. The flavors are different, Spaghetti noodles are boiled while lasagna is baked in the oven, but I have baked spaghetti also and it is fabulous. Thanks for your interesting comment:)

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        peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        What's thedufference between lasagna n spaghetti?

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you @Always Exploring . It is easy and delicious. Stay tuned I am writing gluten-free recipes and I know you would like them.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

        This looks so good and not difficult to make. Thank you for sharing...

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @ Faith Reaper Thank you, I always appreciate your support and your comments. You should give this lasagna a try . It taste amazing.

        @ChitrangadaSharan Thank you. You could add extra layers of zuchini and eggplant then it would be bigger to entertain a party. It is delicious.

        @breakfastpop Thank you:)

        @Susan Recipes. Thankyou for the awesome compliment coming from a great Chef as Yourself.

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        Susan 3 years ago from India

        Wow... This looks so colorful and delicious. Voted up.

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        breakfastpop 3 years ago

        It looks wonderful!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

        This looks perfect for a big celebration! Sounds delicious and looks so nice. I would love to try this vegetable Lasagna recipe.

        Thanks for sharing, voted up and pinned!

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        Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

        Wow, Suzzy, this looks amazing and delicious! Your photos are making my mouth water. I am going to give this one a try for sure. Thank you for sharing.

        Up ++++ tweeting and pinning

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you Ericdierker you have been a faithful follower that always makes my day.

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        Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        I am all in, this looks delicious. And it looks easy enough for me!

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you billybuc. It is always my pleasure to hear from you:)

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        Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thanks for the recipe. I love lasagna...not sure about the no-meat thing, but I'm willing to give it a try.

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