Easy Vegan Lasagna Recipe & Kitchen Clean up #ScrubCloth

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It took our daughter over a year to ease her way into living a vegan lifestyle. As her parents, we do what we can to be supportive. One of the biggest adjustments has been meal planning. Most of her meals take a lot longer to prepare and cook. Then there is the clean up. So much clean up! It makes me appreciate when I find a product that really works. Like the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth. It combines a high quality dish cloth with the power of Scotch-Brite® scrubbing dots for a quicker and easier clean. What better dish to stat using this new product than our daughter’s favorite Easy Vegan Lasagna?

I bought a 2-pack of Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth at Walmart for only $4.98. Available in tan, coral, and navy.

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They look and feel great! One side of the cloth is a high quality fiber dish cloth, and the other side has Scotch-Brite® scrubbing dots (technology originating from their stay clean sponges). I like that my old stand-by dish cloth can clean almost anything in my kitchen, but sometimes I had to use something stronger to scrub off stuck on messes, so this is really impressive.

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Easy Vegan Lasagna

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
4 tablespoons minced garlic
4 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
2 sm cans tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 pounds firm tofu
1 bag fresh spinach
1 (16 ounce) package oven ready lasagna noodles

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Directions:
Make the sauce: In a large saucepan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Place the onions and green pepper in the saucepan and saute them until they are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of garlic; cook 5 minutes more.

Place the stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley in the saucepan. Stir well, turn the heat to low and let the sauce simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add the salt.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Place the tofu blocks in a large bowl. Add the remaining garlic, basil and parsley. Add the pepper, and mash all the ingredients together by squeezing pieces of tofu through your fingers. Mix well.

Assemble the lasagna: Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole pan. Arrange a single layer of lasagna noodles, sprinkle 1/2 of the tofu mixture over the noodles. Distribute the spinach evenly over the tofu. Next ladle 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce over the tofu, and top it with another layer of the noodles. Then sprinkle another remaining tofu mixture over the noodles, top 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, and place a final layer of noodles over the tomato sauce. Top the noodles with the remaining tomato sauce over everything.

Cover the pan with foil and bake the lasagna for 45 minutes.

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This is one saucy lasagna! When our daughter was done cooking, I found stuck on sauce all over our kitchen! Not just the pots and pans, but the counter, the glass stove-top, the stainless fridge door, and even on our ceramic tile.

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While I would typically have to use two or even three things to clean up a mess like this, the New Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth with its dual-capability of being a soft dish cloth and a gentle scrubber with scrubbing dots that don’t scratch, I was able to clean the whole kitchen with one product.

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The Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth cleaned the Easy Vegan Lasagna mess from start to finish. Removing every bit of baked on sauce from the lasagna pan, and cleaning our steal pots without a scratch. It also did a beautiful job on our stove cook-top, and ceramic tile which is no easy task.

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I love that the New Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth is sturdy, fully washable, and reusable. I definitely see it getting a lot of use in our kitchen. I have been using and trusting Scotch-Brite® sponges for years, but this “supercharged” dish cloth is taking cleaning to a whole new level.

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Comments

  1. Rosie says:

    I haven’t tried this Scotchbrite product yet, I will try it next time! I love making vegetarian lasagna, I haven’t tried using tofu instead of cheese. I love tofu, and this sure looks delicious, I’d like to try it.

  2. My daughter isn’t vegan but has a dairy allergy so never gets to experience lasange. I never thought to make this with tofu. Great idea! #client

  3. Rachel Dean says:

    That lasagna looks amazing! Glad you found a cloth that works great for cleanup. I may have to get some!

  4. That lasagna looks great! As a lifelong vegetarian who limits dairy, I’m always looking for new recipes. I’m also a huge fan of using tofu as a substitute (it’s great as a “scramble” instead of eggs too!).

  5. Now, I know that I am going to have to go out and invest in that dish cloth. I loved that you demonstrated it cleaning a really dirty dish. Usually , you get the tomato sauce stuck on the cloth and you have to get a clean one to wipe down the stove and counter.

  6. The lasagna looks delicious! I wouldn’t have thought to use tofu in it, but that’s really smart! As for the dish cloth, I’m going to have to get one of those! I get so tired of having a green scrubbie, plus a sponge, plus a wash cloth, etc. I love the idea of just one tool!

  7. I love new kitchen gadgets, especially ones that make my life easier. That lasagna sounds good, but man, do I love a good meaty lasagna!

  8. That lasagna looks delicious. I’ve only cooked with tofu a handful of times, but I like it and I’m not vegan.

  9. Thanks for the delicious looking lasagna recipe. Half of the fun is to stay in the kitchen all day watching it happen. Much of the time I’m done cleaning before the supper is served. Great idea with the scrubber.

  10. Your recipe looks amazing, I love that it is vegan! That will be great for my dairy-free son! The recipe looks super easy too! I can’t wait to try! Lasagna does require some extra scrubbing and clean up. I have to check out that scrub cloth, that looks like it would be perfect in my kitchen for those big messes I make!

  11. Keri justice says:

    This looks super tasty. And I need to get me some of these for my kitchen clean up too!

  12. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a vegan lasagna, but boy does this one look delicious! Scrubbing pans is my least favorite part to making dinner — why does it have to take so long?! I’m excited to try the Scotchbrite Scrubbing Dish Cloths!

  13. Karen Glatt says:

    I use the Scotchbrite green scrubbers and they are so good, but I would like to try the scrub cloth. I did not know they had this product. Your vegan lasagna looks so delicious!

  14. Marti Tabora says:

    I think I might like to try this recipe, even though we are not vegan, meat can be a little pricey sometimes. Thanks for sharing it.

  15. We love these scrub cloths, we always have them on hand. I have never made lasagna – sad I know. I might need to try this recipe. We love the frozen lasagna for a fast dinner but I know this would be a much better recipe!

  16. I have not seen these scrubbing dish clothes in our local store. I would like to try them, as well as the lasagna. We are not vegans but I’m all for reducing the amount of meat we eat as a family.

  17. These look great!! i always hate the clean up fro a yummy cheesy dinner. These dish clothes definitely look like they can take that stress away.

  18. I’ve never tried vegetarian lasagna, but this looks great! I like the addition of bell peppers and tofu. The tofu probably gives a silky texture to the sauce like ricotta.

  19. Allison Swain says:

    This lasagna looks so delicious and simple! So cool that you are sharing a vegan recipe like this 🙂 I have yet to have vegan lasagna. I will probably try this recipe out. The scrub cloth looks like good quality too. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I never had vegan lasagna before, but it looks good. Maybe my sweetie will like this…he’s the meatless one in the household.