Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
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We love both lasagna and Shepherd’s pie, so we thought, why not make a dish in which we combine the two of them? This Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd’s Pie is full of natural ingredients. Lots of veggies, lots of protein, super filling, delicious and oh so healthy! You seriously need to make it yourself! It’s also possible to make this dish completely gluten-free by adding our insanely delicious gluten-free Vegan Chorizo Bits (recipe included below!) and swapping the regular lasagna noodles for gluten-free ones!

Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

For the making of this dish, we use the Vegan Chicken recipe from our cookbook & e-book “ALL PLANTS: The Food You Love, The Vegan Way” , in chapter 3 “VEGAN BUTCHERY”. The recipe is called “Chickun” on page 102, and it comes with 2 varieties, “Spicy Buffalo Chickun Tenders” & “Thyme & Rosemary Cutlets”. In this chapter, you can find recipes for 13 incredibly delicious vegan meats, some of them gluten-free too! Here’s a list:

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  • VEGAN HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGES
  • VEGAN WHEAT FILET MIGNON
  • VEGAN BBQ RIBS
  • THE BEST VEGAN BURGER
  • BAKE-ON: A SUPER QUICK&EASY BACON MADE OF TOFU
  • SWEDISH CHRISTMAS HAM
  • CHICKUN: 2 DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE VEGAN CHICKEN: VEGAN THYME & ROSEMARY CUTLETS AND SPICY BUFFALO CHICKEN TENDERS
  • SEITAN BACON
  • VEGAN MORTADELLA
  • BAVARIAN MORTADELLA
  • SEITAN PEPPERONI
  • and more!!

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Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

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Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd’s Pie

Christina
We love both lasagna and Shepherd's pie, so we thought, why not make a dish in which we combine the two of them? This Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie is full of natural ingredients. Lots of veggies, lots of protein, super filling, delicious and oh so healthy! You seriously need to make it yourself! It's also possible to make this dish completely gluten-free by adding our insanely delicious gluten-free Vegan Chorizo Bits (recipe included below!) and swapping the regular lasagna noodles for gluten-free ones!
5 from 11 votes

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Birthdays, Casserole, Celebrations, Christmas, Main Course, Valentine’s Day
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 10
Calories 423.4 kcal

Ingredients
  

Vegan Chicken

Dry Ingredients

Blender Ingredients

Simmering Broth

Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Vegan Chicken or gluten-free Vegan Chorizo Bits, recipes above and below!
  • 250 g boiled white beans
  • 250 g boiled black beans
  • 200 g fresh spinach
  • 80 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 10 lasagna noodles, gluten-free lasagna noodles for gluten-free option
  • 1 cup oat/soy cream
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 15 small potatoes
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

For Gluten-Free Option

Vegan Gluten-Free Chorizo Bits

Instructions
 

Vegan Chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 356ºF/180ºC.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Press the tofu manually by wrapping the tofu with a kitchen towel, twisting, and squeezing hard until all water is out.
  • In a high-speed blender, combine the crumbled pressed tofu and the rest of the blender ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Scoop the blended ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine with a sturdy silicone spatula until a dough begins to form.
  • Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead vigorously for around 5 minutes. Make sure it’s elastic enough to not tear when you stretch it apart. Make a few tests and if it breaks too easily, keep kneading, and try again. This is a very important step as the texture of the vegan chicken will absolutely depend on it.
  • With a sharp knife, divide the dough into pieces with the shape of your choice. Flatten them with the palm of your hands. Stretch the dough and form into desired shape.
  • Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking tray, and bake, uncovered, on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot.
  • Place the vegan chicken into the boiling broth and immediately reduce to a simmer. Leave the pot uncovered and simmer for 30 minutes. Monitor the pot to make sure it’s not boiling and turn occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and let the pieces cool in the broth for a few hours until lukewarm.
  • Transfer the vegan chicken to a food storage bag with 2/3 cup of the simmering broth inside. Refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week. Chilling is very important. Do not omit this step.
  • The next day, in a non-stick skillet, heat a few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, and a few whole garlic cloves, over medium heat. Add the vegan chicken, and sauté until golden.
    THYME & ROSEMARY vegan chicken CUTLETS

Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

  • Make sure you have previously cooked the vegan chicken or gluten-free vegan chorizo bites.
  • In a large pot, boil the potatoes until tender.
  • In a large bowl, place lasagna noodles to soak in warm water for 30 minutes.
  • Using a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté onions until tender. Add garlic and cook until golden. Stir in carrots and red pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Using a food processor, mince the vegan chicken and set aside.
  • Place the walnuts and almonds in the food processor and process for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer the sauteed onions, garlic,carrots, red pepper, fresh spinach, white and black beans and sun-dried tomatoes to the food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and combine with the previously minced vegan chicken. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator for up to 2 days for later use.
    Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/356ºF.
  • In a baking dish, pour 1 cup of tomato sauce and spread over. Lay out 5 cooked noodles on top.
  • Place half of the chicken mixture mixture on top and pour 1/2 cup of oat cream and spread over. Apply the second layer of 5 noodles and 1 cup of tomato sauce on top. Place the other half of the vegan chicken mixture and another 1/2 cup of oat milk and spread it over.
    Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
  • Peel the already boiled potatoes and mash them along with the oat milk, nutritional yeast, sea salt and black pepper.
    Vegan & Gluten-Free Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
  • Spread mashed potatoes evenly over the last layer; using a fork, decorate potatoes with lines and peaks.
    Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
  • Place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 60 minutes or until ready. 
    Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie
  • Enjoy this insanely delicious dish!
    Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie

For Gluten-Free Option

    Vegan Gluten-Free Chorizo Bits

    • Preheat the oven to 356ºF/180ºC.
    • In a large bowl, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, tamari, red wine, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano, onion powder, white miso paste, and tomato paste, until a smooth soft paste has formed.
    • Crumble the drained and dried with paper towels tofu into small bits or bite-sized pieces (2 cm radius aprox), and place inside the large bowl. Mix well, using a sturdy spatula until all the tofu's been coated.
    • Mix well, using a sturdy spatula until all the tofu's been coated.
    • Line a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
    • Spread the coated tofu evenly over the lined baking tray. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven to stir through. Place back inside and bake again for 15 minutes. Take out again and stir through. Place back inside and bake again for 10 more minutes, or until it's looking chewy and dry. Be careful not to burn it!
    • Now it's ready to be added to the Vegan Lasagna Meets Shepherd's Pie (continue with instructions above)

    Notes

    • This recipe can be made gluten-free simply substituting regular lasagna noodles by gluten-free lasagna noodles and Vegan Gluten-Free Chorizo Bits in place for the Vegan Chicken. All recipes are provided on this post.
    • The nutrition facts shown are for the regular recipe and not the gluten-free version.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 400gCalories: 423.4kcalCarbohydrates: 62.9gProtein: 24.3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.4gSodium: 618mgPotassium: 1598.82mgFiber: 12.6gSugar: 7.4g
    Keyword Baking, Sauteing
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    3 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      This recipe is heaven. I have made it several times now. Thank you so much.

    2. 5 stars
      This recipe is so tasty and full of flavor!

    3. 5 stars
      It was so good my daughter said it was amazing. Will be cooking it again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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