We love lasagna. We make it all the time and have more versions of it than there are things for Edward and Bella to talk about. It’s a true love that changes with the seasonal vegetables and how many people we’re feeding. This easy recipe is one of our favorites and makes 6 good sized pieces and is super simple for how much flavor it has. I have to admit I’ve used this same tempeh sausage mix for sandwiches and tossed with pasta a few times and it never fails to confirm what we’ve always known – pigs make better friends than sausage. That’s love.
Heat oven to 400.
Start by reading your instructions on your lasagna noodles. Some need to be boiled before using in your dish while others cook in the dish. Figure out which you have and boil your noodles if you need to.
In a mixing bowl, crumble your Tempeh and then mix in the remaining Sausage Ingredients with a wooden spoon. Set aside to marinate while you make your sauce. You’ll want to mix it a few times while it marinates to make sure the Tempeh on the bottom doesn’t get more flavor.
In a saucepan, mix your Pasta Sauce, Olives, Red Wine, 1 tablespoon Braggs, 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, Celery Seed and 1 clove Garlic and heat over a medium heat.
Once your noodles are ready and your pasta sauce has begun to bubble, it’s time to build your lasagna.
Ladle a thin layer of pasta sauce into the bottom of a small (ours is 5X7) lasagna pan, then place an even layer of Lasagna Noodles. Spread your Tempeh out in an even layer over the noodles. Pour a thin layer of Pasta Sauce over your Tempeh. Place another layer of Lasagna Noodles over the top. Place your Artichoke Hearts out evenly over the top and then cover with the Fresh Basil Leaves and half your Vegan Mozzarella Pour another light layer of Pasta Sauce over the top. Place your final layer of Lasagna Noodles over that. Pour the remaining Pasta Sauce over the top and top with the remaining Vegan Mozzarella and sprinkle of Vegan Parmesan.
Bake in the oven to bake for 30-40 minutes or until your Vegan Mozzarella is melted and begins to crisp.
Serve hot to your true love with a healthy side of conversation and shared interests.