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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna (Low-Carb Recipe) | Health Physical Fitness

Serve up at this delicious vegan zucchini lasagna during the holidays or any time. It’s healthy and low-carb and everyone will love it.

This vegan Zucchini Lasagna is sure to be a hit at your dinner table, and you don’t have to be a low-carb eater to love it. It has all the flavors of your favorite lasagna, with just 14 net carbs per serving and 16 grams of protein. Smoky, grilled zucchini slices are layered over a tasty, veggie-packed marinara sauce with chunks of vegan sausage, a yummy tofu ricotta and vegan cashew parmesan cheese. No one will be able to resist, but you might not want to share!

Closeup of vegan zucchini lasagna in skilet.

I have one more tasty low-carb recipe for you and it’s one you simply will not be able to resist because who can say no to lasagna?

In this tasty vegan Zucchini Lasagna, ribbons of grilled zucchini zoodles replace lasagna noodles, cutting down on the carbohydrates and amping up the healthfulness.

But if you think this is a recipe strictly for health freaks, think again. My teen, who claims he is allergic to everything healthy, gobbled it up and took seconds. Which makes it certifiably everyone-friendly.

The reason this recipe works is that there is no deprivation here. You have all the deliciousness of a classic vegan lasagna. The grilled zoodles are incredibly tasty and are perfect with the ricotta and marinara. The lasagna even slices nicely if you let it stand long enough, although keep in mind it won’t set up as firmly as a regular lasagna. But it’s all very delicious, and in the end that’s all that matters.

Why you will love this Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

  • It’s delicious. The smoky, grilled zucchini noodles are so good with the tofu ricotta and the cashew parm. The mozzarella on top melts into a golden-brown pool that adds texture and creaminess to every bite.
  • It’s everyone-friendly. Like I said, if a picky teen who thinks Takis and Sprite should be the mainstays of his diet — and tries every trick in the book to make it so — can love it, who won’t?
  • It’s easy to make. It’s a lasagna, so yes, there are a few steps involved, but this is not a difficult recipe by any means and even if you are new at this there is no reason you should not be able to make it with decent success.
  • It’s healthy. Every serving has 282 calories, 16 grams of protein and six grams of fiber. And, if you’re a low-carb eater, it has just 14 grams of net carbs, which is wonderful.
A serving of vegan zucchini lasagna in a black bowl with fork.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini. Cut them lengthwise in ⅓rd inch slices.
  • 1.5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Half a tablespoon for the zucchini and the remaining for the marinara sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon garlic . Mince or chop it fine.
  • Vegetables: 1 medium onion, 2 medium carrots, 2 stalks celery. Chop or dice the veggies in a small dice, about the same size so they cook evenly together.
  • 14 oz vegan Italian sausage. I used Beyond but any vegan sausage is fine here. Break it with your fingers into large chunks.
  • 1 teaspoon oregano. Use 1 tablespoon if using fresh.
  • 1 teaspoon basil. Use 1 tablespoon if using fresh.
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. This is optional. You already have heat with the ground black pepper.
  • 28 oz plum tomatoes. I love San Marzano tomatoes in any marinara, but you can use plum tomatoes. Break the whole tomatoes in your finger and use the entire can, juices and all. 
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup vegan parmesan cheese. I use my homemade parm linked here.
  • 4 oz vegan mozzarella shreds

For vegan ricotta

  • 14 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

How to make Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

  • Rub some salt and pepper on the zucchini slices and toss with ½ tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Heat a grill pan and spray with cooking spray or brush with a little bit of oil. When hot, place the zucchini slices on it, in batches, and grill until fairly tender and until grill marks appear on both sides.
  • Make the tofu ricotta by placing all of the ricotta ingredients in a food processor. Process until you get a mixture with a ricotta-like texture.

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