Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna

This Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna is pure comfort food! All the things you love about traditional lasagna but with an Indian-inspired flavor that will knock you off your feet! Easy to make and freezer friendly too! // plantpowercouple.com

You know those nights when you’re standing in the middle of your kitchen with all the cabinets open, trying to figure out what to make for dinner? You pull out a can of this and leftover that, and start mixing and sauteing and the next thing you know, there’s a meal in front of you that you know is either going to be the most delicious idea ever or a complete and total disaster.

This Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna recipe was born out of a night like this, and friends, it’s definitely one of the good ones!


This Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna is pure comfort food! All the things you love about traditional lasagna but with an Indian-inspired flavor that will knock you off your feet! Easy to make and freezer friendly too! // plantpowercouple.com

It’s spicy and saucy and cheesy and meaty and all the things I love about traditional lasagna but with a spicy curry twist that shakes this dish up in the best way I can imagine. This is what they call “fusion cooking”, yes? Whatever it is, I am allllll about it.

Pure comfort. Pure joy. This vegan tikka masala lasagna makes my heart happy. You may think that’s an over-the-top statement to make about a plate of noodles and sauces, but I think you’ll understand what I mean a lot better after you’ve tried it.

So, what exactly is in this vegan tikka masala lasagna?

I’m so glad you asked! Picture this:

  • Dreamy, creamy pumpkin ricotta
  • Spicy curried walnut/mushroom meat
  • SUPER flavorful tikka masala sauce
  • Shredded spinach for added color pow (and you know, nutrition 😉)

…all layered in between tender lasagna noodles (we’ve been loving these brown rice noodles lately for our GF friends out there).

Oh, and bonus points? It freezes so. damn. well. And you all know how much I love a good freezer meal this time of year.

This Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna is pure comfort food! All the things you love about traditional lasagna but with an Indian-inspired flavor that will knock you off your feet! Easy to make and freezer friendly too! // plantpowercouple.com

If and when you make this vegan tikka masala lasagna, we’d love to know how it went! Rate it and leave a comment below, or tag us in your mouth-watering photos on Instagram. We’re @theplantpowercouple with the “the”. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! 😁

Yield: 15 pieces of lasagna

Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna

This vegan tikka masala lasagna has all the comfort of a traditional lasagna with a spicy curry twist that will knock your socks off! It's easy to make (don't let the long ingredient list too; that's mostly spices), makes enough for a crowd, and freezes well for meal prep!

30 minPrep Time:

20 minCook Time:

50 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

    For the lasagna:
  • 9 lasagna noodles (GF noodles if necessary; we like these brown rice noodles !)
  • 3 cups spinach, shredded
  • For the pumpkin ricotta:
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • For the walnut mushroom meat:
  • 1 cup raw walnuts (whole or pieces)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (canned and frozen both work)
  • 1 Tbsp curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for GF)
  • 1 tsp vegan worcestire sauce (Wizard's + Annie's brands both make this.)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (or sub 1/4 tsp ground cumin)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • For the masala sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 inch knuckle of ginger, minced
  • 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegeatable broth
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (brown sugar also works)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. First, place the walnuts and mushrooms for the meat in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Cover and set aside.
  2. Make the pumpkin ricotta: Place all ricotta ingredients in your food processor and blend on low, pulsing a few times until it reaches a creamy ricotta texture. Transfer to a bowl and rinse out the food processor.
  3. Make the walnut mushroom meat: Strain your mushrooms and walnuts and add them to your food processor with the rest of the meat ingredients. Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides and pulse again. Repeat this until the mixture has a nice ground meat look. Transfer the meat to a bowl and clean out the food processor.
  4. Now is a good time to make those lasagna noodles if you haven't already! Follow the instructions on the box.
  5. While the noodles boil, make the masala sauce: Heat your olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat and add your onions, ginger, and garlic. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, stir to coat, and cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions are translucent and the mixture is fragrant. Add this mixture to your food processor along with the remainder of the sauce ingredients. Blend on high until fully combined and nice and saucy!
  6. Preheat your oven to 400F and get out a 9x13 baking dish (you can also use two 9x9 dishes).
  7. Assemble the lasagna: Spread 1/2 cup of the masala sauce on the bottom of the dish. Lay down 3 long rows of lasagna noodles, and top with pumpkin ricotta, then walnut mushroom meat. Sprinkle with shredded spinach, top with another noodle layer and repeat once more! Pour another 1/2 cup of the masala sauce over the top of the lasagna and throw it in the oven for 15 minutes. When you take it out, sprinkle a little more shredded spinach on top.
  8. Allow the lasagna to cool a bit before cutting into it, and ENJOY! Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 6 weeks.

Nutrition

7.8.1.2
127
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This Vegan Tikka Masala Lasagna is pure comfort food! All the things you love about traditional lasagna but with an Indian-inspired flavor that will knock you off your feet! Easy to make and freezer friendly too! // plantpowercouple.com

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