3 Cheese Alfredo Pesto Lasagna

Happy Wednesday!

Today on the menu is a recipe that is super indulgent and comforting, 3 cheese Alfredo pesto lasagna! I made this recipe a couple times in the last couple months but most recently I made it for Mitch’s birthday, it has become one of our favorites. This recipe is definitely comfort food, super creamy and rich! Makes you take a second between bites! Before I start drooling, let’s get into the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

LASAGNA BASE

VEGGIE FILLING

  • 4 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to tast

RICOTTA

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and place your lasagna noodles in the boiling water to cook (follow instructions on your pasta box).
  3. While the pasta is cooking you can start prepping your veggie filling. Finely chop your basil, spinach, onion, zucchini and garlic.
  4. In a large skillet pour in your veggies with some oil or water and turn onto medium heat. Add in your seasoning and stir continuously so everything cooks down evenly.
  5. Once your onions brown and your spinach has wilted down, take the skillet off the heat and set aside.
  6. The last thing to prep is your ricotta filling. In a food processor add in all your ingredients except you olive oil. Pulse together adding olive oil slowly until a crumbly/smooth texture is achieved.
  7. When your noodles have finished cooking, turn the heat off and strain them. I do prefer to leave them in the water because I find that gluten-free lasagna noodles get really sticky and if they are in the water they can be pulled out easily with a pair of tongs! But use the method that you are comfortable with.
  8. Almost done! Time to assemble, in a large casserole dish cover the bottom of the dish with Alfredo sauce (I like to alternate Alfredo sauces each layer). Add your first layer of noodles, a thin layer of ricotta, veggies, some Alfredo sauce and a little bit of your vegan cheeses. Continue with your layers until you have used all your ingredients.
  9. Cover the lasagna with your remaining Alfredo sauce and top off with the rest of your vegan mozzarella and parmesan.
  10. Place in the oven to bake for 35-45 minutes or until it is golden brown and bubbly! Let the lasagna cool for 5 minutes (if you can wait) and then enjoy!!

Servings: Makes 6-8 Servings
Prep & Cook Time: 80 minutes

Hope you try this one out! A showstopper and easily customizable!

Majken

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The Best Vegan Cheese: Test Kitchen

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After going vegan I searched for a long time to find a cheese that could stand alone. Growing up my favorite things at parties were cheese plates! Cheese on crackers simple and delicious! I read many other blogs that did the cheese test and I came across the brand Miyoko’s Kitchen, just from the pictures I could tell this was the real deal, so I headed to the store and picked up some of the double cream chive “cheese” and hurried home! I made some basil crackers to test it out on and here are the results!

Just “Cheese” and Cracker Test

I cut little slices and placed them on top of my crackers to test out how this cheese tasted without being melted or messed with. DELICIOUS. This product is so unbelievably creamy and filled with herbs! It tasted very decadent. I knew I had found the one. Seriously.

Melt Test

So this is where things got more interesting.. I melted the cheese on the crackers and tested it out. EVEN MORE DELICIOUS! I didn’t think this cheese could get better, I was so impressed, it got super gooey and the heat seemed to bring out different flavors in the cheese, so delicious.

Pizza Test

Lastly, I crumbled it on a pesto eggplant pizza I made for Mitch.  The cheese got pretty golden brown in the oven and I was nervous that the flavor might change into something… not so pleasant. But to my surprise the cheese somehow transformed again into something completely different. This might sound ridiculous but it tasted similar to sausage crumbles on pizza… amazing. So yeah it passes the pizza test.

Rating

10/10 Like go right now to the store and try it!! It is an expensive product but honestly is worth it to have a “cheese” experience that is the real deal. It is a handmade brand and you can tell when you look at one of these beautiful blocks of cheese. A bonus is when reading the label you can recognize all the ingredients which is not something you see everyday with vegan cheese. I am so impressed with this brand and I look forward to trying all the different types of cultured nut products they create!

To find a store near you or buy some cultured nut products (cheese) click here!

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