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Creamy Mushroom Lasagna from One Part Plant

Ugly is the new delicious. 

Ugly is the new delicious. 

As I mentioned in my Turtle Egg post about being skeptical about pretty much everything having to do with cooking, I absolutely didn't think this recipe would turn out. How could cashews taste like cheese? How could any of this stuff taste like lasagna? I should probably stop questioning the validity of food so much because I'm always SO WRONG!

This has got to be one of my favorite meals I've made in a while. The cashews taste like cheese, the sauce tastes like sauce, and Jessica Murnane did it again! I'm a believer!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours/overnight
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 2 big handfuls spinach
  • 10 ounces gluten-free noodles (FULL DISCLOSURE: I used zucchini noodles instead of gluten-free noodles and it was so delicious and I didn't miss the noodles at all!)
  • 1 can marinara sauce, no sugar

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven for 350 degrees.
  2. Throw the garlic in a pan with some avocado, coconut, or olive oil. Cook for about a minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add mushrooms and thyme to the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Drain cashews that have been soaking, and add to a blender with a cup of veggie broth. Blend until smooth. (this could take up to 5 minutes)
  5. Slice zucchini into long, thin, wide noodles.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the jar of marinara to the bottom of a baking dish.
  7. Layer zucchini on top of the marinara sauce.
  8. Layer half of the mushroom sauce on top of the noodles.
  9. Layer another set of zucchini noodles.
  10. Pour more marinara sauce on top.
  11. Layer the other half of the mushroom sauce on top of the noodles.
  12. Add the last layer of noodles.
  13. Add remaining marinara sauce.
  14. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Eat and enjoy!

So I did take liberties with recipe, but I think Jessica would be totally okay with it. Because it's all about eating real food. Replace one of your meals with this plant-based meal and trust me, it'll change your life, if not your day.