Smoky Eggplant-Kale Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Smoky Eggplant-Kale Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

How To Make Smoky Eggplant-Kale Vegetarian Lasagna

Mushrooms, eggplant, and kale makes up this smoky and spiced vegetarian lasagna! It’s a sure meal that’ll be loved by both meat-eaters and vegetarians.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 3medium Chinese eggplants,cut into ½-inch rounds
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2cupscremini mushrooms,sliced
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 2tspdried basil
  • ½tspcayenne pepper,or to taste
  • 1bunchkale,chopped
  • 29ozcrushed tomatoes,(2 cans)
  • 2tbsptahini
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 12ozlasagna noodles,(1 box), (no boil)
  • 8ozsmoked tofu,(1 container), diced
  • 3cupsmozzarella cheese,part skim, shredded
  • ½cupbread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Place eggplant slices evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes until tender.

  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook for about 5 minutes until onions are soft and translucent.

  5. Stir in garlic, basil, and cayenne pepper. Add kale and cook for about 5 minutes more until wilted.

  6. Add tomatoes and tahini and simmer for 5 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

  7. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Follow by alternating layers of lasagna noodles, baked eggplant, tofu, and mozzarella cheese.

  8. Continue with the remaining ingredients, finishing with a layer of noodles topped by sauce and covered in mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Cover with aluminum foil.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more.

  10. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 887.48kcal
  • Fat: 41.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 88.05g
  • Fiber: 16.30g
  • Sugar: 21.52g
  • Protein: 48.32g
  • Cholesterol: 115.64mg
  • Sodium: 1718.85mg
  • Calcium: 1022.56mg
  • Potassium: 1716.60mg
  • Iron: 6.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 445.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 61.04mg
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