I wanted to make a pasta-free lasagne – so I decided to create a sweet potato one. It melted in our mouths, and it was one of the most mouthwatering baked dishes ever. An epic dish to serve to friends and family. It’s so decorative, and combines the idea of roast potatoes with a wonderful sauce, red Bolognese and a cheese sauce that really is very cheezy ! Serve with garlic bread and a crunchy green salad (actually my strawberry salad has lots of green, and really has all the edge you need to take this dish to another level).
INGREDIENTS FOR BOLOGNESE SAUCE
2 Tbsp (30 ML) olive oil
3 spring onions (scallions), chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 400g tin tomato pulp
2½ cups vegan mince meat (I used Linda McCartney’s) (see below for gluten free mince)
6 to 8 sun dried tomato halves, chopped
¼ red pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp smoked paprika (or UK)
salt to taste
a drizzle of olive oil
NOTE : For gluten-free mince, use 1 cup of pre-soaked Puy lentils. Then boil them in water, drain when ready, and set aside. Then add just under 1 cup of broken down pecan nuts – roast the nuts in the oven, and then set aside. Use these together instead of your vegan mince.
METHOD FOR BOLOGNESE
- Heat up the oil in your frying pan (I used a cast iron skillet), and fry your spring onions until slightly golden.
- Next, stir in your garlic, and mix until it is slightly golden.
- Then add your red pepper and tomato puree, and mix for a couple of minutes.
- Now add your vegan mince, and mix again. Then add the remaining ingredients, and simmer gently for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Taste for salt, and set aside.
INGREDIENTS FOR CHEESE SAUCE
2 cups soya milk, or other non-sweetened milk (I used Alpro)
2Tbsp purpose plain flour (for a thicker sauce, use 3 Tbsp)
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast (or UK)
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp fine garlic granules
salt (don’t omit)
a knob of vegan butter
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp vegetable stock powder or granules (try Kallo US – or UK)
a little water if needed
NOTE : For gluten-free or soya-free cheese sauce, use nut milk instead of soya milk, and gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour.
METHOD FOR CHEESE SAUCE
- Place all the ingredients in a ‘milk’ pan and whisk.
- Heat the mixture up, mixing virtually non-stop, until you have a thickish consistency. Lower the heat, and continue cooking for a further minute or so.
INGREDIENTS FOR VEGETABLE LAYERS
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, very thinly sliced
2 courgettes (zucchini), very thinly sliced, skillet fried
olive oil for drizzling
METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING
- Make the Bolognese and cheese sauces as above.
- Thinly slice your sweet potatoes, and courgettes. I used a new device I purchased called a ‘Handy’, which lived up to its name !
- Preheat your oven to 375ºF (190ºC), and grease a suitable ovenproof dish (mine was circular, around 10” in diameter, and 3” deep).
- Fry the zucchini on both sides in a griddle, and set aside.
- Start off by covering the base and sides of the oven dish with sweet potatoes – you’ll probably be shocked to see how many slices one potato yields.
- Next, add ¼ of your cheese sauce to the base, followed by another layer of potatoes, and the same amount again of Bolognese sauce.
- Add in your zucchini with the next layer of potatoes, and continue to add sauce, potato, sauce, etc. until you are left with no sauce, and enough potatoes to make the top layer.
- Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, and add salt, fennel seeds, and smoked paprika on top.
- Place in your preheated oven for an hour or so, or until the potatoes crunch up and turn golden. Bon Appétit.
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Where do the zucchini come in? Do they get layered with potatoes? Did I miss something? This sounds luscious!
Looks delicious!! What do you mean by knob of butter? I assume you mean vegan butter?
This looks soooo good!! I’m definitely going to make this one!!
Oh my!! I am going to make this over the weekend! It looks amazing
This looks great, can’t wait to try it. When do you fry and add the zucchini?
This is perfect for a coeliac veggie like me. Thanks!
Hi there Rachel, I am glad you can eat and enjoy this ! Do however, come back with your feedback as and when you’ve made it ! Very best wishes your way in the meantime. (I have a baked rice recipe on my blog that will also be good for you, and very, very tasty indeed). 🙂
Gloria Hi there and welcome here. I need to add this to the recipe. You fry the zucchini on both sides in a griddle and add them to one of the potato layers. Then continue as per recipe. Do let me know how it goes as and when. 🙂
Diane Hi there – am so glad you will make this over this weekend. Do come back here with your feedback though ! Best wishes your way in the meantime !
Hi there Tania, yes do try it out. Come back with your feedback though ! Best wishes your way in the meantime. 🙂
Becky Hi. Yes, I meant vegan butter/margarine – amongst most vegans we use the term lightly from time to time – vegan butter it is ! Enjoy and do let me know how it goes as and when.
Hi my apologies Colette, in haste we forgot to say when, but have added it in now – your guess was correct though, yes, they get layered with the potatoes (you must fry the zucchini on griddle first, set aside and then layer). Best your way !
That looks incredible!!! I’m not sure what or where to find vegan mince meat, though (I’m in the US). Definitely looks mouthwatering!
Hi Kelly – You can ﬁnd vegan ground meat substitutes, usually made from soy, in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. Gardien, Yves Veggie, Lightlife or Smart Men are all well-known brands, and you might try your local Whole Foods Market, see this link : http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/state. Good luck and let me know how you get on !
Wow … it’s just a stunning dish … so beautiful! I really like the idea of using something besides pasta to make a lasagna. I never thought of sweet potatoes but I can imagine that they work well. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Miriam, this is the first that I heard of Sweet Potato Lasagne. I have got to try this. You have given me a challenge. I gave up eating Italian Food all together, but this puts it into a Vegan perspective.
Barbara Hi there. So glad to hear from you, I am delighted that you will make this – I created this recipe because I wanted to make something different, and yet very tasty. Do let me know how it goes and very best wishes your way ! 🙂
Thanks there and hope you make and enjoy it !
Can I use regular potatoes for this cause I don’t like sweet potatoes?
Btw, ordered your book a second time for someone I know.
Will make a good Birthday present and I know she will appreciate it.
Hi there Pascal and thanks for dropping by here. You may indeed use regular potatoes for this – I am not a lover of sweet potatoes, but they dance well in this dish – a mixture of the two would also work – but regular potatoes will be fine. Many thanks for your interest and purchases of my book. Best wishes your way and hope you enjoy this delight !
Thank you Miriam then I’ll do it with regular potatoes.
Have a nice weekend.
Sorry for the double post.
Are most of your dishes also good for someone who needs to loose a lot of weight but wants to keep it vegan?
Besides your dishes I only eat fruit.
Asking because I went to the doctor this week and I need to loose 26 kg (57.2 lbs)
Hi Pascal – I think that my dishes are in the main healthy ones – however, if you need to loose weight, then eat slightly less in terms of portion size, cut down on bread and exercise keep your sugar intake to a minimum – that’s the best choice for weight reduction. That’s very much a summary of weight loss. Meantime, be happy that you are not consuming any cholesterol (animal fat) in your vegan diet, so that’s good for you and your heart too ! Best to you !
You’re welcome – you too Pascal ! 🙂
I love your recipes. I’m new to the page and I’m always looking for new recipes to try, I’m trying to covert my wife and kids to healhty eating. Thanks for your recipes!
Ok Miriam, I’ll keep that in mind.
All the best to you.
I plan to make this for my GF son by just replacing the flour with cornstarch. Looks amazing!!
That’s fine Rhonda, be sure to add a little extra as plain flour appears to thicken a little more. Enjoy and come back with your feedback as and when. 🙂
Hi Earl and thanks for dropping by here. Let me know how your efforts and culinary endeavours work out – I look forward to your future comments and feedback on my blog. Best your way in the meantime !
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This sure looks like a tasty and unique variation on one of my all-time favorite Italian dishes! 🙂
Once again you have another amazing dish, we are having this for dinner tonight, my daughter can’t wait.
I made this dish tonight, and it was very satisfying. I loved the aroma filling my kitchen, the fennel was a very nice touch on top 🙂 I also added a little Daiya (vegan soy free cheese) being french I adore cheese although, the cheese sauce is plenty.I would highly recommend you all give this one a try, I’ll definitely be making it again in the future. As always Miriam, love what you do and your creative ideas many thanks again 🙂
Hi Miriam, Is this the “Handy” you refer to? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handy-Slicer-Safety-Pusher-Adjustable/dp/B004A39UTK
Emjay Hi there and thanks for dropping by with your feedback on this new Epic Sweet Potato Lasagna – it is a ‘to-make-again-and-again’ type of dish ! I have another bake you will love of this ilk (based on lamb, but all vegan of course) and it’s out next week, so re-visit my blog (it is entitled Middle Eastern-style ‘Lamb’ & ‘Cheese’ Vegetable Bake – and it’s insanely good). Best your way in the meantime and enjoy ! 🙂
I will await your feedback dear Helen. 🙂
Hi there Michael and thanks for dropping by. I do hope that you enjoy this at some point and thanks so much for sharing ! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing Miriam. Your recipes are always great. May you continue to share and in this way helping us all to make a difference !
Elsie Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by with your wonderful compliment. I do hope that you continue to enjoy my recipes and best wishes your way in the meantime. (I look forward to your future comments on my blog). 🙂
I made this the other night for a gathering of friends who were all non-vegan bar one. It went down an absolute storm – seconds for everyone, and the only shame was I hadn’t made a third dish (I already doubled the quantities in the recipe), as, even after finishing their second portions, my guests were still hovering round the kitchen like lapdogs with their tongues hanging out. Shameful really. However, they’ve all invited themselves for a repeat fixture next weekend – so if the Middle Eastern ‘Lamb & Cheese’ recipe is posted in time, I’ll be serving that up. Have to say this has played havoc with my usual couch potato evening stance – and, thank God, I know longer need to depend on TV to offer me fulfilment (not that it ever really did . . .). Thanks as ever, Miriam – you’re a blessing and inspiration to us all !!
Hi there Brett and thanks for dropping by here with your very positive comment. Sounds like you all had a great time too ! There’s nothing better than sharing good food with good friends with the knowledge that no animal has suffered to fulfill one’s appetite. Let me know how the vegan lamb bake goes as and when I have posted it up and you have kindly prepared it for all to share and enjoy once again. Best wishes your way in the meantime ! 🙂
I made this today, it was delicious, I substituted the vegan mince as I don’t eat it, instead I put 1 1/2 cups Puy lentils in the sauce with an extra cup of water.
Wendy Hi there and thanks for your feedback. Puy lentils are my favourite when replacing faux meat, so I will add that to the recipe for those like yourself that either don’t eat faux meat, or that fancy a change, or simply don’t have the faux meat available to them for whatever reason (some countries and regions don’t have it). It can also be made with chopped pre baked pecan nuts ! I suggest cooking the lentils separately and then adding them to the sauce mixture, so that the sauce won’t overcook, sometimes lentils can be a little stubborn. Hope you enjoy my other recipes too and come back with your feedback. 🙂
I made it this weekend!! it was wonderful, the only thing I had to adjust was amount of flour to thicken cheese sauce, I had to add a bit more but otherwise wonderful!
Diane Hi there, yes, one can thicken the cheese sauce further according to one’s own preference. But that said I am delighted that you made and enjoyed this dish ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog !
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! I was hesitant to make it at first thinking it may have too much sweet potato taste, but not at all. It was perfect.
1) for “400g tin tomato pulp” – I used 15 oz can crushed tomato/tomato puree
2) I used entire bag of veggie crumbles
3) Used 3 medium zucchinis. Is frying them necessary for some reason? Considering not frying them next time.
4) I added more flour and Nutritional Yeast to thicken up the “cheese” sauce
5) I didn’t put fennel seeds on top and it still was delicious!
6) fits perfectly in a rectangle casserole/lasagna pan
Thanks for this great recipe!
Hi May, so glad you made and enjoyed it ! 🙂
This is fantastic Miriam! I’ve just souped a sweet potato, but now I’m going to try this with the other two I bought…I’ve been trying things other than meat in lasagna recently, and now you’ve solved the issue of the nutritionless pasta bit too, in the ‘lasagna’. Really inspired.
Hi Liz, hope you make and enjoy this – I love pasta-free lasagna ! Cheers to you.
This really looks delicious. I would like to try it over the weekend but wanted to know what can I use instead of vegan mince meat. I’m intolerant to gluten which most soy products have. Any idea? (live outside US. Thanks
I’ve been following you for a while, while not vegan I am very much loving meatless meals 60% of my week. Keep posting these delish meals. I am trying this one~
I just made your Lasagna, in fact I am eating it right now. The taste is really delicious, although I have to admit that it is more a oven-baked stew than a Lasagna… it is very fluid. I had some difficulties with the cheese-sauce. Are you sure, that the amount of 750ml Soymilk is correct? I am german and don’t know the size of “cups” (oh and sorry for my english, if I make some mistakes here…) In the end I had to put 4 heaped Tbsps of flour in it to make it thick.
I also added some nutmeg and black pepper to it and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the bolognese sauce.
I especially love the idea with the fennel seeds!! And I also have to say that I love the pictures in your blog. The recipes are very inspiring and always look really exceptionally good!
And now for the second portion…
Greetings from Germany!
Hi Solveig, thanks for your comment. If you used as much flour for the cheese sauce as you said, you shouldn’t have ended up with a baked stew. You took it out of the oven and cut your portion straight away too – it’s best to leave it for 20 minutes to settle. But that said, remember this is not a pasta based conventional lasagna, so it is a little more of a ‘Moussaka’ texture. Next time feel free to use a larger oven dish to that you have a few less layers, that will help as then your juices from the sauce will be better spread and supported. Hope this makes sense to you and best wishes your way ! 🙂
Hi there Pam and welcome here. I am glad that you are trying this out and hope you enjoy it. Be sure to leave the lasagna rest a little before cutting it when it comes out of the oven. Let me know how it goes and enjoy !
Mari Hi there. Now for a gluten free version (which I will include in the recipe) use 1 cup of pre-soaked Puy lentils – then boil them in water, drain them when ready and set aside, plus 3/4 of a cup of broken down pecan nuts – roast these in the oven and then set aside. Use these instead of your vegan mince, and it will work. Let me know how it goes and enjoy ! 🙂
can’t wait to make this, is it possible to use TVP for the meatless meat portion?
Denise Hi there, sure you can – if you like TVP it will work very well indeed. Enjoy and come back with your feedback. Cheers !
oh good, will let you know, making it tonight
one more question though, what is springs in regards to the onion?
Denise Hi. It’s spring onions, you know the long ones – if you cannot find them use ordinary ones. Hope this helps you and let me know how it turned out.
oh you mean scallions or green onions? too late i used a small yellow onion, it’s in the oven now, smells delish
Hi there Denise, yes I mean scallions, in Europe we say spring onions, but I shall include the word scallions in the recipe – thanks for that ! 🙂 Oh, by the way, do come back and tell me how it went ! Cheers your way in the meantime !
What a great idea using the sweet potato instead of the pasta. I often put potato on top of dishes but never really thought of layering it in the dish before. This is stunning and I could hardly wait for it to come out of the oven, but had to wait for the top to go brown and crispy. Loved it. I served mine with baby spinach and basil salad. Yum. 😀
Thanks for this wonderful recipe! I made it a few nights ago with some slight changes; Sanitarium nutmeat (Australian) for the mince and a jar of pasta sauce instead of the pulp. It was so delicious, I could hardly stop eating 🙂
Hi there Antje and welcome here. No changes really as you still used a vegan mince and as for the sauce it’s almost the same. So glad you thoroughly enjoyed it – and I look forward to your future comments on my site. 🙂
Sharron Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your feedback on this sweet potato lasagne. I am thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed it – I love what you served it with too, would have complimented it wonderfully. I look forward to your feedback as always ! Best to you and have a great weekend ! 🙂
Hi Miriam! We just finished dinner and it was absolutely fantastic. My husband could hardly stop eating 🙂 Thank you for your great recipes.
Brigitte Hi there and welcome here. I have to agree with you on the fact that this dish is quite more-ish – glad your husband enjoyed it so much ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog and kudos to you for making and sharing this. Cheers !
Hi Miriam, in your instructions for the gluten free mince you say to add pecan to the lentils then you say to roast. Do you mean to roast the pecans before adding to the lentils or roast the pecans and lentils together? Thanks
Hi there Becky – I quickly adjusted a few words on the recipe for gluten free to read as follows (hope this clarifies things for you) For gluten-free mince, use 1 cup of pre-soaked Puy lentils. Then boil them in water, drain when ready, and set aside. Then add just under 1 cup of broken down pecan nuts – roast the nuts in the oven, and then set aside. Use these together instead of your vegan mince.
Enjoy, and once you have made it, let me know how it goes ! Cheers. 🙂
This looks Heavenly and I can’t wait to try it. My one BIG issue? I have 2 kids that totally detest sweet potatoes. Ah well, I will try anyway. Maybe I can sneak it by them with all the other flavors, maybe the taste will be so different.
This is going to be our dinner tonight, it looks amasing, I will come back and write when we have had it. Can the strawberries in the strawberry salad be replaced by raspberries? My husband is allergic to strawberries
May Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. If you are going to make the strawberry salad and your husband is allergic to strawberries, then I would use sweet apples – raspberries are great but tart, so I would strongly advise against it. That said, apples will be a great alternative and will compliment this main course. Yes, do come back with your feedback, and remember to let it rest for a short time before you serve it (15 minutes at least) – bon appetite May ! 🙂
Kristina Hi there and thanks for dropping by here. I would advise you to make it with a mixture of sweet potato and normal potato, mix the two, have the normal potato on the top so that the eye picks that up. My fussy 6 year old devoured it, but kids can be difficult. Believe it or not I am not mad over sweet potatoes and I add a fair amount of salt to them, but once I cook them in this way, I love the flavours, plus the tomato just mellows the sweetness right down believe it or not. Enjoy and let me know how it goes as and when. Cheers !
OMG! That looks SO good, gotta try that!
Will definitely be GF though. lentils and GF flour, but I bet it will still be awesome, thanks Miriam, your book is on my wish list.
Wendi Hi there and thanks for dropping by here. I do hope you make and enjoy this as much as many already have. Let me know how it goes as and when if so. Thanks for your interest in my book too ! Best wishes your way in the meantime. 🙂
These vegetarian/vegan recipes sound wonderful but am curious if you know the calorie count per serving of the Sweet Potato Lasagne? Does your book give that type of information?
Your book with or without the calorie count is on my Amazon Wish List! Am trying to make a healthful transition to eating wiser.
Thank you very much for sharing your recipes…
Sorry I couldn’t help myself…had to edit my post.
Hi there Carol and welcome here. Sorry to disappoint you, but no calorie count is listed on my recipes. I have recently qualified as an advanced nutritionist and I can assure you that portion size is far more important than calorie counting. We were not designed really to count our calories, but rather consume a plant based diet, as much fruit, fibre, water, vegetables, legumes, grains, fresh air, etc and also manage our stress and get a fair amount of exercise – in other words a way of life where we eat wisely and embrace great healthy food, with the odd treat and watch that we don’t over indulge. Depending on each individual’s needs, lifestyle etc, we should seek to reduce our stress and pollution as much as possible. You may wish to join my other FB page called ‘Vegan Rejuvenation’ – a great way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle with tips and posts to help maintain it. Thank you so much for your interest in my book, and best wishes your way in the meantime.
Hi there quick question before I make this this week, when you say nutritional yeast do you mean flakes or powder? Thanks!
Sounds fab, but being a vegetarian,I’m going to use organic dairy products & make a basic meatless tomato sauce minus the vegan mince or quorn.
Hi Margaret, you may make your own alterations to the recipe as you wish – hope you enjoy it !
Hi Andrea, I use the flakes, the brand is Engivita/Marigold. (The yeast is not the yeast we use to make bread). Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes ! Best your way !
Hello Miriam,made the sweet potato lasagne yesterday.the taste was great but the consistencie was like a stew.I let it cool down for about 20 minutes to see it would stiffen up but it didn`t.Used (while making the cheese saus) extra flour and a bit of arrow root but didn`t make any difference.We ate it with a chunk of bread to dip it up.It was great taste.thank you for your beautifull recipies.:)
Hi Miriam. I’ll try this one asap but must have a larger portion than that shown (it won’t even reach my throat ha ha)
BTW Do you know that non dairy milk has an 18% VAT? Not fair for us allergic or otherwise.
Hello again. I made this dish yesterday and it was delicious! I loved it!
Thank you for the tip, but unfortuatly my husband cannto eat apples either. He cannot eat apples, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries. So it’s sometimes hard to find out what to use to replace things he cannot eat.
But thank you so much for a superdelicious recipe! It truly is epic!!
Thanks so much, Miriam. I have nutritional yeast powder and a few dishes I’ve made turned out odd. I’m new to vegan cooking and just learned that the powder is sort of twice as strong as the flakes, so now I’ll buy those flakes before I cook this dish. Thank you!
Hi Andrea, thanks for explaining this. Good luck and I look forward to your comments on my blog once you have tried out my recipes. 🙂
Hi there May and thanks for your feedback here. I am delighted that you have enjoyed this dish and I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. BTW, sweet citrus fruit would also work with the salad (for hubby !). 🙂
Hi there Joe. No, I was not aware about the dairy milk VAT, but then again why would I be since I don’t purchase it. I hope you make and enjoy this dish and best wishes for a good week to you !
Hi Elza thanks for your comment. I have just diagnosed the reason for this and I have to apologize for a little error (that came about because I pasted on the bolognese from another recipe that includes 1/4 cup of water), I have now removed that and it should solve your problem. Hope you try it again, and be sure to thicken your sauce well before using it – so simmer until very thick and then allow it to cool for a few minutes before spooning it into the sweet potato layers. Hope this helps ! Cheers to you. 🙂
I really enjoy looking at and seeing your recipes, the photos are great!. Do you have any suggestions for me if I am going to prepare (assemble) this dish the night before?
Steve Hi there and welcome here. I suggest follow the recipe, bake it for half the time I suggested. Then bring it out of the oven, allow for it to cool down – then with a very sharp knife cut into portions – cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Next an hour before you wish to serve it – put the knife through the portions once again in order to have cleaner and easier cuts when you serve it hot, then place in the oven and cook for the remaining time – be sure that it’s hot throughout. Serve with a fresh green salad and enjoy. Come back with your feedback and Bon Appetite ! 🙂
I made this dish today with some changes. I used a home made ratatouille base with soya mince and added Italian mixed herbs. The cheese sauce which I use is Free and Easy, vegan mix which is made by mixing the powder with water but I use half soya milk and American mustard. The final layer was made with the ‘cheeseless’ sauce and some grated vegan cheese. However the recipe was your idea as I would never have thought of it. Both my husband and I loved the dish, which will now be a firm favourite from now on! Thank you again for all your delicious recipes.
Evelyn Hi there, what you did there sounds just fine – adjustments of this type to save time are always useful and a blessing when they work, so kudos to you for that. I look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes your way in the meantime. 🙂
Hello, I love the idea of using potatoes instead of pasta in this recipe. I found I also had difficulty thickening the cheese sauce; It would not thicken with the prescribed 1-2 Tbs of flour. I needed to add over 3 Tbs of flour to get it thickened to just a medium consistency. I think next time, I am going to cook a roux first with 4 Tbs of flour and the oil and “butter” and then add the “milk” and other ingredients for a thick “cheese sauce”. (I used almond milk- maybe that thickens differently than soy.) I added a teaspoon each of fennel, basil and crushed red pepper flakes to the red sauce to give it a little more kick. A 9 by 13 inch “lasagne” pan just fit all the ingredients. Smells great in the oven.
Beth Hi there and thanks for your feedback. The admin has made an error – it’s 2 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of flour, or 3 for a very thick sauce, so please next time do use the same method and ingredients, but adjust the quantities (they have been adjusted on this recipe). Hope you enjoyed it ! The rest sounds great – I love a little kick from chillies myself ! Best your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog. 🙂
it came out very good, it seemed to have gotten even better tasting when it became leftovers for the next few days
Miriam — this was SOOOOO GOOD! I agree with Denise – it’s even better the next day. Thank you!
Hi there Christine and welcome here. I am glad you tried and enjoyed this. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog !
I agree there Denise and I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best your way in the meantime. 🙂
Miriam THANK YOU for your recipes!! So far none have failed us, and this is no exception. My non-vegan husband and children INHALED this. The kids added cholula (odd, but, whatever!) and my husband went back for seconds and thirds. I would have but I wanted to save some for lunch tomorrow. I couldn’t get the cheese sauce to thicken (almond milk) so I added a bit of cornstarch and voila!
Hi Andrea and many thanks for dropping by here with your comment/feedback. So glad your husband enjoyed this dish so much ! I have adjusted the cheese sauce quantities yesterday, so now it should thicken sufficiently to yield a nice thick consistency for next time – and I feel there will be one in your kitchen again. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best your way in the meantime.
I just made this tonight and it was amazing. I am almost ashamed to say that my boyfriend and I ate the whole thing. It was just too good. The alterations I made were as follows: a teaspoon of Vegeta in the bolognese sauce, crushed garlic instead of granules in the cheese sauce and then I sprinkled rosemary, thyme and black pepper on top. Oh and I only had crushed tomatoes to use too. The crunchy potatoes on top were superb. 5 stars! Thank you for another amazing recipe x
Hi there Judy and welcome here. Am so pleased that you made and enjoyed it, sounds like both you and your boyfriend had a great time devouring it, good for you ! The little alterations where miniscule, so you still left the whole flavour intact, well done. Hope you make and enjoy it again sometime. Meantime, enjoy my other recipes and best wishes your way !
Made this last night it was wonderful! added alot of fresh basil through it just because we love it so much but it was incredible tasting Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Sandi Hi there and so glad you made this lasagne ! I think basil is a super accompaniment to this, goes very well with the sweet potato and the ‘cheesy’ sauce. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime !
Amazing flavor! We loved it!! My boyfriend made special mention of the cheeze sauce and how much he liked it. We try every cheezey sauce recipe looking for the one that will make us happy. This one is great! I used my mandolin slicer for the zukes and sweet potatoes…worked perfectly. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!!
Made this tonight and served with your Avocado Strawberry salad. Amazing! Uncorked a lovely bottle of Frey Red Table wine for sipping. Yum!
Susan Hi there and welcome here – I am delighted that you made and enjoyed this lasagne, the strawberry salad with it would have been awesome of course, and the wine, well, you sound like you really concocted a culinary feast – kudos to you ! Cheers.
Catherine Hi there and thanks for dropping by with your comment/feedback. I have to agree with you about the cheese sauce, it really is great and versatile too. Hope you enjoy many more recipes from here and best wishes your way in the meantime !
I have done it!!! AMAZING and much easier than what I thought!!!
Hi there Lucy and thanks for your positive feedback ! That’s just so awesome ! Best wishes your way and hope you enjoy many more recipes from my blog ! 🙂
Just made this, absolutely fabulous! I love sweet potato and sundried tomatoes. i was also so surprised how many slices could be produced from one sweet potato! Many thanks again Miriam for another wonderful recipe.
Fiona Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your feedback on this ! I have to agree with you about the number of slices a sweet potato is able to yield ! So glad you enjoyed it Fiona and I hope you enjoy it many times over again (I warn you, it tastes better the next day !). Best your way dear Fiona ! 🙂
I could reach thru my computer and hug you! This is so good and so much easier than I was expecting. Everything turned out amazing!
Sarah Hi there and that’s so good of you, your sentiment is returned 🙂 – It really is not that difficult to assemble and the result far ways the little effort. I look forward to your future comments on my blog !
Dear Miriam, thank you for the warm welcome! This is the first of your recipes that I have tried… I made it for my non-vegan family last night, and everyone enjoyed it! It was bursting with healthy flavour, and very colourful. Next time, I think I will add more sun-dried tomatoes and reduce the red pepper, out of personal preference.
On another note, I am not sure I added the right yeast to the cheese sauce (I used fast-acting because I couldn’t find nutritional in the supermarket) but it still tasted good!
Hi Miriam, made this yesterday evening and it was indeed EPIC! i added some mushrooms to the bolognese and put a little extra cheese sauce on top. SO good 🙂 Thanks again!
Hi there Eibhlin and thanks for getting back to me with your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed it so much and I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
Tehmina Hi there and thanks for dropping by with your comment. I rarely use the word ‘no’ on my blog, but I have to say it here and now 🙂 ‘NO’ the fast acting yeast is for bread and pizza in the main. Nutritional yeast is totally different and used for different reasons – here is the link to my Amazon store links for you to see it and may be order it – I am surprised that the dish still worked and was delicious, I can’t imagine how, but you put a huge smile on my face because if it worked with an unlikely ingredient, then boy oh boy it really is a great dish ! Here are the links for you to browse (nutritional yeast is used to make vegan cheese, it has a slight cheesy and nutty flavour and is often sold in flake form) :-
Nutritional Yeast :
I’m gonna try that one tonight, looks amazing =)
Thanks for the magic idea!
Ah, thanks for the heads-up on this. I will see if I can find it in any of the health food shops here in London!
I’m certain you will find it in London Tehmina.
Hi there Marie and welcome here. Do let me know how it goes and as a bonus note I would like to tell you that this dish tastes even better the next day ! Cheers in the meantime ! 🙂
Hi Miriam, I made this for my family for Easter dinner the other night, and it was a huge hit. The only problem was that the sweet potato was a bit crunchy still – maybe I didn’t slice it thin enough, but I think next time I’ll pre-roast it a bit. Still, sooo good, thanks for the recipe!
Bec Hi there and so glad you enjoyed it. Sweet potatoes soften very easily, unlike the common potato which takes twice as long. I used my hand slicer called Tescoma Handy – it’s available from Amazon UK : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008UP21WW?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=B008UP21WW&linkCode=xm2&tag=mouthwvegan-21, or else there seems to be an equivalent product from Amazon.com (though I can’t vouch for its quality) : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009795FKK?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=B009795FKK&linkCode=xm2&tag=mouthwvegan02-20.
Hope this helps !
so lentils and pecans are all you need for a gluten free veggie meat?
For this dish Andrea, yes, it’s all you need as the remaining ingredients are rich and the contrast of the colours, taste and textures will work very well indeed. I do hope you like and make this and of course needless to say enjoy it too ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
Thanks for the recipe Miriam. This is the first one of yours I have tried. It was a great success and will be perfect for when non-vegans come to dinner too. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
Hi there All, thanks for your feedback and I agree with what you say about serving this to non-vegans – it’s actually an ideal dish to do so. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
Wow! This looks incredible, one of those “this is vegan?” recipes that I love to make for others. I am so impressed with this recipe, definitely going to save this one to make.
Hope you enjoy it at some point Alex. 🙂
Hi Miriam, I just wanted to let you know that I made this last night and served it to my non-vegan sister… she LOVED it! (And so did I, by the way.) I could hardly wait to have leftovers today! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It was amazing. 🙂
That’s great to know Vesna and kudos on you for making this for your sister too ! 🙂
Do the potatoes need to be cooked before using them in this dish?
No Miranda they do not – BUT they must be very thinly cut – sweet potatoes cook far faster than the normal whites, even though when raw they are harder. Best wishes, enjoy and let me know how it goes as and when. 🙂
Hi Miriam- I’m anxious to make this dish for my upcoming birthday party where I want to introduce my friends to delicious vegan dishes. I”m wondering how many people this recipe serves; I am inviting about 15 people. Thank you!
Hi Therese – I think this is a great idea. I am going to advise you as best I can with a few points for best results – here goes :- No.1 Cook this a day in advance so that when it cools down you can neatly cut the portions and refrigerate in readiness for the next day. I managed to get around 8 small-medium sized portions from the contents of this dish. I would make this dish X 3 – that way you have covered your 15 portions in the event that a handful will want seconds, plus a handful of the portions may be slightly larger than others – we all know that from 15 people there are usually about 3-4 who will eat more than the rest. No.2 be 100% sure to use a hand slicer, you will need to make sure your potatoes are sliced very thinly. Otherwise please follow the instructions and ingredients and method as best you can for outstanding results and garnish each portion with finely chopped flat leaf parsley. No.3 After you have heated it up and prior to serving drizzle on some olive oil, this makes it look very mouthwatering and keeps it all moist. No.4 Serve this in a bowl type plate and not a flat plate as it needs the rim of the plate to help keep it intact and it also makes for better eating and presentation. And finally No.5 Serve with a mixed salad of different lettuce (rocket, butter lettuce, radicchio etc served in a separate bowl – make a dressing with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, french’s mustard, salt and maple syrup. Enjoy and come back with your feedback as and when. Good luck and many happy returns for your upcoming Birthday ! 🙂
Hi Miriam, this looks so delicious! That said, it’s just one of many of your recipes thats look absolutely fabulous. I plan on making this one asap, and just wanted to thank you for sharing your expertise so generously. My husband and I have decided to “go vegan” a couple of months ago, and I must admit that I was a bit worried about what would be awaiting us in terms of enjoying food. But I found your website soon after, and have not once been disappointed. In fact I think that we’ve only seldom eaten this deliciously before! Thank you so much!
Elena Hi there and welcome here. What wonderful news ! Many thanks for your inspiring feedback on my recipes. Hopefully there is enough here to keep your culinary desires satisfied. I look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes your way in the meantime ! 🙂
Oh my God, Miriam, I am definite going to try this asap! Thank you for your beautiful and delicious recipes!
Hi Gaby, you are welcome. Do re-visit as and when with your feedback. Best your way in the meantime and enjoy ! 🙂
I just made this for dinner (sans the zucchini) and it was absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much!
Thanks there Josy and so glad you enjoyed it ! 🙂
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I love to see what you are making. You always inspire me. Thanks for sharing and helping people especially those transitioning to becoming Vegan with your delicious recipes. Your surely make a difference and show people how satisfyinng and delicious food can be with plants, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains and legumes!
Hi there Susan and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I do my best with my recipes and am pleased to receive good feedback and appreciation for my endeavours – so a huge thank you goes to you for your appreciation and kind words. Best your way and hope you continue to enjoy my recipes ! 🙂
Hi Miriam, I’ve had this recipe saved for so long and finally got around to making it tonight (although I used sweet paprika instead of smoked; I really can’t get used to the taste of that). Apart from the amount of dirty pots and pans, this is sooooooo good. I can’t wait for tomorrow night! I’ll certainly be making this again – thanks heaps 🙂
Hi Linda and thanks for your comment. I have several bakes on my blog, and whilst several pots and pans get in use until the delight resides in the oven for a while, the kitchen can look a little out of sorts – good vegan dishes can sometimes cause this. The flip side of that is not only that you can rely upon and enjoy good taste to the maximum, but that because dishes like this are so rich, you can double the quantities too and make one and freeze the other – so there’s always more left to eat on a day that you don’t need to cook again, so some free time from the kitchen and a good sit down meal with a crunchy salad can be very rewarding, and I feel that when we go through the trouble of making some of these bakes that there is a culinary reward to be had. Enjoy, you deserve it ! 🙂
hi miriam, i made it again last night and it was sooo delicious, my neighbour tried it and she isn’t cooking tonight but waiting for me to bring a portion over warmed up 🙂 sharing this in my vegan group on fb 🙂
Thanks Eibhlin, I wish I was your neighbour ! Thanks for sharing and caring. 🙂
I have just made this for the second time and we can’t get enough of it! Very, very tasty and gorgeous texture too. Tonight is the new burger – can’t wait 🙂
What awesome news Linda, thanks so much for letting me know and let me know how the burgers do ! Enjoy ! 🙂
Dear Miriam <3
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I/we love your food!
This dish has become my favourite dish no1. Even my husband who used to be a heavy meat-eater prefers your delicouse vegan dishes to meat. His favourite is "Hot-Roast Chilli Bean Ratatouille". At this time of year we have a lot of Zucchinis in our garden, so today I
thought to try: “My Legendary ‘No-Lamb’ Middle Eastern-Style Bake . . . A Flavour Bomb !”
PS! I ordered your book today! Looking so much foreward to go through all those yummy recepies! 🙂
Wenche dear, what wonderful news ! So glad hubby loves the recipes here. Most of them are created with non-vegans in mind and their tastebuds, and it seems to be working time and time again. You won’t regret my book, I can assure you of that, plus lots of pics and recipes you will have fun with, and your husband will be even more keen and happy. When taste emerges above all else in a meal and it works, it’s all plant based and delicious, (+ the bonus of all the meals and recipes being cholesterol free into the bargain) then everybody is happy. A huge kudos to you my dear for presenting and preparing wonderful dishes to share with your loved ones and let me know when my book reaches you ! 🙂
Tonight is the third time of making this – can’t get enough of it!! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂
Linda Hi, I am so glad that you have made and enjoyed this on more than one occasion and hope you enjoy many more recipes from here. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
It is so delicious!!
Thanks there Robin and so glad you enjoyed this. I hope you enjoy my other recipes from here and best wishes your way in the meantime ! 🙂
Just received my cookbook…so excited!! This dish has been the most requested MVR dish at my home. We love it and serve it whenever we have new dinner guests. Can’t wait to try the new cheese recipe 🙂
Cathy Hi, and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. So glad your guests and yourselves enjoy this much loved recipe, it is a great one for impressing non-vegans ! 🙂 Thanks for purchasing my book. Just a little note for you to include in it – it’s to double the agar powder thfor the cheddar cheeses, but I have also added a Note/Tip for best results for you, here it is.
Tip :- Regarding the Cheddar Recipes in my book – Double the amount of agar powder (do not use flakes as you would need to double the flakes ie 1 tbsp agar powder = 2 tbsp of flakes. So use powder and double the quantities for both the cheeses there. Also when I say to add water in the recipe, add the water and agar into a saucepan and heat up stirring all the time until very thick (don’t panic if it over-thickens), continue mixing for 5-10 minutes (This process helps the agar to release it’s gelatinous qualities), then add this mixture to the food processor together with the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Continue with the recipe from this point onwards when it says to process everything. Next step would be to pour the cheese mix and re-heat it, you would only need a couple of minutes of heat and stir it until it’s very thick, then it’s done, just add the mixture to a pre-greased container, allow to cool and refrigerate – for a denser result use coconut oil rather than olive oil, and increase agar powder further if you want an even denser cheese (people have different preferences when it comes tois). For melting purposes, aid the process by adding to toast, bakes or pizza and be sure to drizzle on the olive oil to help it break down further.
The revised recipe did not reach my publishers in time, this is the reason. But you will enjoy the cheese and the taste – feedback has been fantastic. 🙂
If you love the book, please post a Amazon customer review for me.
Author Mouthwatering Vegan.
i made this today and it was Deliciousss!!!!! i definetly gonna do it again! 😀 thank u Miriam for this wonderfull recepie 🙂
I’m going to make this dish for Thanksgiving, but I just want to clarify a few items:
-Vegan Mince Meat: is that similar to vegan meat(less) crumbles?
-Tomato Pulp: I’m assuming that is diced tomatoes?
-Vegetable Stock Powder or Granules: Is that bouillon cubes? I cannot seem to locate this item in the store. Do you have a substitute? Can I just crush a bouillon cube?
Thanks for your help. Can’t wait to make this and impress my non-vegan friends. 🙂
Hi Mimi, yes vegan mince is vegan meatless crumble. Tomato pulp is diced tomatoes with their juices. Use a bouillon cube for this Mimi. Do let me know how it goes as and when, and taste the sauce for salt before baking. Enjoy ! 🙂
Happy to report EVERYONE LOVED it! Thanks so much for the great recipe. 🙂
That’s awesome news dear Mimi, so glad that was the case. Have a look at our New Savoury Christmas Log just posted up yesterday ! 🙂
I tried this recipe tonight, I made half the recipe to play it safe….I LOVED IT!!! I liked the gluten-free mince as well. Thanks again Miriam.
You are more than welcome Stacy – so glad you enjoyed it too ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
I have made this dish so many times, I can make it in my sleep! This dish is a staple in my house. Today I changed it up a bit and used lentils, mushrooms and hemp seeds as my “meat” and it worked out amazing. I chopped up the mushroom very small (like ground meat) It takes a little extra time but was well worth it.
Thank you Miriam for introducing me to this amazing and simple meal. Happy NEW YEAR! Cheers!!!
Sarah Hi, that sounds awesome, and remember you can use the same ‘meat’ substitute in other dishes on my blog ! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too ! 🙂
This was DELICIOUS, thank you!
You’re welcome dear Rachel, so glad you enjoyed it and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Cheers. 🙂
I made this tonight for my parents and they actually enjoyed it (they are usually *very* suspicious of my vegan cooking because of the lack of “real” protein) – we all had seconds! 😀 Next time I’ll make double the batch because I know it will be eaten to the last sliver of nom. I added some thinly sliced beetroot, pureed some green beans, and replaced the soy mince with cannelini and chickpeas, but will try the official way next time as well. With such a lovely combination of tastes and flavours I think anything can work 😀
Hi there Margaux, thanks for dropping by with your feedback. So glad your parents tried it out and enjoyed it. If you try the original way, they will be even more shocked at the taste and texture. Do continue along this path and enjoy the recipes. Best your way and Cheers ! 🙂
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Looks great ! 🙂
Hello again! Just wanted to let you know that I keep making this dish for family and friends who just LOVE it. I took it to a lenten dinner last night and had 3 requests for the recipe! I always encourage people to check out your website, even if they’re not vegan, because your recipes are simply DELICIOUS, with the added bonus of being cruelty-free. Just one question–have you any idea how I can veganize Gibanica (aka Cheese Pita)???
Mimi Hi there, what kind words, thank you very much for letting me know how well this dish has served you and others, that’s delightful news. As for your Gibanica, I haven’t as yet veganized one, but having said that I have found this for you – hope it helps http://www.flexiblevegan.com/recipes/veganized-traditional-serbian-pie/ – best your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂
Just subscribed to your magazine, Vegan For Life! Thanks again for your inspiration and awesome recipes. Looking forward to making new dishes and enticing others to try a meat-free lifestyle through delicious, satisfying, healthy meals! Carry on the great work!
Thanks there Mimi and enjoy ! The next issue of the magazine should be out some days from now. Meantime I look forward to your future comments on my blog. 🙂
I can’t eat soy due to a health condition and I don’t like lentils. Is there another ingredient I can substitute? The dish looks great!
Lisa Hi. Try it with crushed pecan nuts (give them a gently fry or bake though first for flavour) then use like mince – do use about a cup and a quarter of them to make up the bulk, also I would add (pre-cooked/fried) chopped mushrooms or chopped eggplant to the mix – your bulk will then be made of veg and nuts, what could be better ? 🙂 Let me know how this combo goes if so.
Thank you. I have made this recipe before and everyone loved it! I wan to make it again but limited on time for the particular night in question. Do you think you can make this a day ahead and then just heat it up or do you think it will compromise the dish? Thanks for your response in advance.
Yes you can Despina, but be sure to par bake it and then bake it again before serving. 🙂
Love this recipe and so do my meat eating friends! It does take me nearly 3 hours to make but its definitely worth it
Hi Jenni, it’s not a fast one it’s true, but the taste is worth it as you say ! Hope you enjoy many more from my blog ! 🙂
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I tried this recipe last night and I have to tell you, it exploded with so much flavor in my mouth. It was sooo good!!!! Thank you for this amazing recipe
You chose well dear Loutrina, it’s a must keep recipe. Hope you enjoy it many times over, as well as other recipes on my blog ! 🙂