Lasagna Joe’s Vegan-ized

lasagna joes

lasagna joes

My Rachael Ray Challenge Day 25

Lasagna Joes

These are amazing!!!!! I will definitely be making these the next time I have meat-loving guests. Definitely man food! Enjoy!!! XOXO



For the Sloppy Lasagna Filling and Topping:

2 Tablespoons olive oil

½ package of Gimme Lean sausage

1 bag of Boca crumbles

1 large Portobello mushroom chopped

1 onion finely chopped

3 large cloves garlic finely chopped

½ teaspoon red chili flakes

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon McCormick hamburger seasoning

¼ cup tomato paste

½ cup dry wine

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup tomato puree or passata

¼ cup plain soy creamer

A few basil leaves torn

1 cup vegan ricotta recipe follows

Salt and pepper


For the Garlic Rolls:

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons vegan butter

2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped

2-3 tablespoons shredded vegan parm

½ loaf vegan ciabatta sliced


For the Vegan Ricotta:

½ block of extra firm tofu drained

juice of ½ lemon

Fresh basil and parsley to taste

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon umeboshi vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Mix well in a food processor until ricotta like consistency. Adding a little more oil if necessary.

For the Meat sauce: Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and mushroom and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the garlic, and chili flakes and cook 2 more minutes. Crumble in the sausage and cook for a few more minutes. Add the meat crumbles, hamburger seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and tomato paste stir until incorporated. Add in the wine, broth and passata and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add the creamer and parsley just a few minutes before building your sandwiches.


For the Bread: Melt the vegan butter and mix in the garlic, parsley and olive oil. Brush the bread with the butter mixture and sprinkle the vegan parm. Lightly toast the bread in a hot oven.


To assemble the final sandwich: Put a couple tablespoons of the ricotta on one piece of bread. Spread the meat-less mixture on another piece and top with a little vegan parmesan cheese. Heat in the oven for 1 minute or place under the broiler for 30 seconds. Add a small handful of arugula before building the sandwich. Cut in half and enjoy!!! XOXO