Vegan lasagna made from beyond burgers in a sweet tomato sauce with a rich creamy béchamel. Perfect for a lasagna emergency!
I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right, what could be classier than a VEGAN LASAGNA MADE WITH BEYOND BURGERS??
Just kidding – this vegan lasagna is strictly without class, culture or grace.
But let’s be real here, who actually eats lasagna because they think its classy, cultured or graceful?? People eat lasagna because probably the densest form of pasta and they’re in a carb emergency.
That’s why I’m now naming this vegan burger lasagna “THE EMERGENCY LASAGNA”.
The origins of EMERGENCY LASAGNA
Let me set the scene of how this lasagna came into being.
I wake up, it’s Sunday. I’m stoked to do nothing, so for the first few hours of the day I do exactly that. Until, like a slap from a wet piece of tofu, I remember – WE HAVE FRIENDS COMING FOR LUNCH.
I sprint down the stairs to the kitchen, searching for something, ANYTHING, I can piece together that might resemble a meal.
Luckily I have all the ingredients for lasagna except THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT: the vegan mince! I move to the pantry to search for some TVP mince or some lentils which might work – but nothing.
Finally I turn to the bottom drawer of the freezer, and there, glowing faintly under the fluorescent light, are three beyond burgers! EUREKA!
I defrost them, tear them into small pieces of mince with two forks and go on to make THE BEST VEGAN LASAGNA OF MY CAREER. This, ladies and gentlemints, is that lasagna *bows down*.
What’s it like!?
First and foremost, this recipe is not sponsored by Beyond meat, however, if a representative from said meat analog manufacturer wishes to reach out to me, you can email me at BEYONDBURGERPIG@FEEDMEBEYONDBURGERS.ORG.
Now that’s over with, let me describe this vegan burger lasagna. As you may already know, beyond burgers are the Roxxxy Andrews of the vegan burger world (that means thick and juicy).
I THINK this is why this vegan burger lasagna is so good. There’s so much moisture and zingy sweet tomato flavour, mingling with that creamy vegan béchamel sauce.
I’ve also used a version of my vegan mozzarella on the top to make sure it turns beautifully golden brown!
Swaps and Subs!
- Obviously if you have vegan mince and you want to use it, feel free to replace the burgers. But I implore you, at least once in your life, to try making this vegan lasagna with beyond burgers. It really is a magical experience.
- Much like my vegan cannelloni recipe, you can also very easily replace the mince for canned green lentils. It’ll make the whole dish a lot less fatty but the flavour should still hit the spot!
- I always put a tiny bit of smoked paprika in my lasagna. Controversial, I know, but for me it makes all the difference and takes things to the next level. Feel free to replace it for regular sweet paprika or just leave it out entirely.
- For the cheesy topping you really do need tapioca starch. Nothing else makes the béchamel react in quite the same way, however if you have a good vegan cheese at home, feel free to skip this step, top your lasagna with béchamel and then some vegan cheese and bake as instructed.
Need more Italian dishes?
Why not try some of my other Italian inspired recipes!?