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Vegan Pumpkin and Zucchini 'No Pasta' Lasagna

Vegan Pumpkin and Zucchini 'No Pasta' Lasagna by Adam Guthrie

Credit: Adam Guthrie

In this recipe, I use pumpkin and zucchini for lasagna and a cashew béchamel sauce. Double the recipe and make another tray at the same time, then freeze in portions for later. It will make those days when you get home late super-easy.

Serves: 8



  • Bean Mix
    1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, diced
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 cups cooked red kidney beans

  • Cashew Bechamel
  • 3 cups cashew sour cream
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight or placed in boiled water for 15 mins & drained
  • Juice 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ medium pumpkin, unpeeled & thinly sliced
  • 3 large zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 3 handfuls greens, shredded (spinach, Swiss chard or kale)
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  1. Heat frying pan over high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until brown.
  2. Add a little water to deglaze pan. Add cumin, coriander and Italian herbs and stir. Add capsicum and chilli and stir. Add of tomato, stock and kidney beans and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins or until thick.
  3. Stir bean mixture and gently mash with potato masher to thicken. Store in airtight container in fridge until required.
  4. To make cashew béchamel, place all ingredients in high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Add more water if necessary. Store in airtight container in fridge until required.
  5. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  6. Spread ½ cup of bean mixture in bottom of baking dish. Top with ½ pumpkin, then ½ zucchini. Top and spread evenly with ½ cashew béchamel. Sprinkle over ½ nutritional yeast. Top with remaining bean mixture, pumpkin and zucchini. Spread with remaining cashew béchamel and sprinkle with remaining nutritional yeast. Cover with foil. Bake for 45 mins.
  7. Remove foil and bake for a further 15 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and stand for 10 mins before cutting and serving.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.