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Engine 2 Diet Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

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Engine 2 Diet Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
Vegetable lasagna with sweet potatoes, sanctioned by Engine 2! If you've heard about the Engine 2 Diet and want to try an Engine 2 approved recipe, here's a sample vegetable lasagna recipe to try. This is Rip Esselstyn's "Raise the Roof" sweet potato vegetarian lasagna with plenty of vegetables: mushrooms, broccoli, bell peppers and corn. It's so good, he says, that he served it at his own wedding! It's also low in fat and cholesterol-free. Recipe courtesy of The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn. Scroll down for more Engine 2 sample recipes to try.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small head of garlic, all cloves chopped or pressed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package Silken Lite tofu
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 jars pasta sauce
  • 2 boxes whole grain lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 6 roma tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 cup raw cashews, ground

Preparation:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Sauté the onion and garlic on high heat for 3 minutes in a wok or nonstick pan. Add the mushrooms and cook until the onions are limp and the mushrooms give up their liquid. Remove them to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Reserve the mushroom liquid in the pan. Sauté the broccoli and carrots for 5 minutes and add to the mushroom bowl. Sauté the peppers and corn until just beginning to soften. Add them to the vegetable bowl.

Drain the silken tofu by wrapping in paper towels. Break it up directly in the towel and mix into the vegetable bowl. Add spices to the vegetable bowl and combine.

To assemble the vegetable lasagna :
Cover the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch casserole with a layer of sauce. Add a layer of noodles. Cover the noodles with sauce. This way the noodles cook in the oven, saving time and energy. Spread the vegetable mixture over the sauced noodles. Cover with a layer of noodles and another dressing of sauce. Add the spinach to the second layer of sauced noodles. Cover the spinach with the mashed sweet potatoes. Add another layer of sauce, the final layer of noodles, and a last topping of sauce. Cover the lasagna with thinly sliced roma tomatoes.

Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle with the cashews, and return to the oven for 15 minutes. Let lasagna sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 10 - 12 servings of sweet potato lasagna.

Scroll down for more sample Engine 2 Diet recipes to try. Vegetable lasagna recipe reprinted with permission from The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn

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 5 out of 5
My new favorite!, Guest gerbies

I'm not a vegetarian or vegan; however, I'm trying to eat more plant-based. I read about this lasagna and decided to make it. After reading reviews elsewhere, I also knew that with the ingredient amounts this will make too much to fit into a 13""x9"" pan. Accordingly, I reduced the ingredients by half and it fit perfectly. I recommend doing this and but keeping the same amount as noted for vegetables you really like (e.g., mushrooms, broccoli) and the spices. I halved all of the ingredients except for the spices; I included those in the measurements as noted. It is SO good! It's a lot of prep and it can take awhile from start to finish, but it is SO worth it. My version (with half of the ingredients) makes 8 really big portions (5""x3""x2 1/2"") and each portion is only 325 calories. Totally recommend!

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