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Cheesy Baked Skillet Lasagna Roll-Ups


  • Author: Liv B
  • Yield: 4-6 servings (12 roll ups) 1x

Description

Lasagna noodles stuffed with homemade vegan basil ricotta, rolled up and nestled in a tomato sauce, topped with melty cashew cheese.


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Ingredients

Basil Almond Ricotta:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (or finely ground almonds) * see note below for nut allergy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried)

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 package (12 oz, 340 g) vegan ground beef, I used Beyond Meat
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomastoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp salt (adjust by tasting, add less to start in case your tomatoes are super salty)

Melty Cheese Topping:

1/2 cup raw cashews

1 cup nondairy milk like oat or soy

2 tbsp tapioca starch (makes it stretchy and gooey)

3 tbsp nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp lemon juice

 

12 lasagna noodles


Instructions

  1. Add lasagna noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook according to package directions, until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile make the ricotta: in a large mixing bowl, combine all ricotta ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Make the sauce: To a large oven-safe skillet (or frying pan, if you don’t have one) add 1 tbsp oil and vegan beef. Cook according to package directions until browned. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes, until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, herbs and salt. Stir to combine, then bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer on low for 15 minutes, until sauce has thickened slightly. Scoop out 3/4 cup sauce and set aside. If you used a frying pan to make the sauce instead of an oven-safe skillet, transfer the contents of the frying pan into an oven-safe casserole dish.
  4. Make the lasagna roll ups: lay one lasagna noodle flat on a clean work surface. Spread a small spoonful of ricotta over the whole noodle, then roll from one end to the other. Nestle into the sauce (either in your skillet or casserole dish), then repeat with all the noodles.
  5. Spread the reserved sauce over all the roll ups. Set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 420 F.
  7. Make the melty cheese topping: blend all cheese ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth (see note if you don’t have a high speed blender). Pour into a small pot and heat over medium heat, whisking frequently, until it thickens. It will thicken quickly, and be one very gooey and stretchy. Once it has thickened considerably, remove from heat.
  8. Use a spoon to spoon the melty cheese overtop of each lasagna roll up.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until cheese is golden. I actually broiled mine for a few minuets at the end to get the cheese to brown nicely, but its not necessary!
  10. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

If you have a nut allergy:  substitute 1 1/2 cups drained and pressed crumbled firm tofu for the almond flour, and use less liquid to start. Add more liquid if needed.

For the melty cheese topping, use store-bought nut-free cheese for the topping.

If you don’t have a high speed blender: boil the cashews in a pot of water for 10 minuets first to soften them. Then proceed with melty cheese topping instructions as directed.

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