Polenta Lasagna

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love pasta, especially lasagna. I typically stay away from it though because I try to limit my intake of white processed food like white bread and pasta. So when I found this recipe in Oxygen Magazine I was so excited to try it. It was surprisingly easy to make and while it didn’t taste exactly like the real thing, it was a great substitute!


  • 15 oz low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package firm tofu, drained and mashed
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and dry (you can also use fresh spinach if you like)
  • 1 jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 jar low-sodium marinara sauce or tomato-basil sauce
  • 18 oz tube of pre-cooked polenta, sliced into rounds
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta and Parmesan cheese; set aside 2 tablespoons. Add tofu, spinach, and bell peppers and gently mix to blend.

2. Layer 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of an 11×7-inch baking dish. Place the first layer of polenta rounds over sauce.

3. Top with half the cheese mixture. Pour 3/4 cup of marinara sauce over the cheese. Repeat layering polenta rounds, cheese mixture and sauce. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top (the two tablespoons you reserved earlier or more to your liking). Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and set the oven to broil. Cook for 4 more minutes, or until the cheese starts to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let coold for a few minutes. Sprinkel with sea salt and pepper to taste. And it’s ready to serve!


In other news:

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Check out my guest post over at Carrie’s blog Moves ‘n Munchies!!


19 responses to “Polenta Lasagna

  1. i LOVE polenta!! i dont use it nearly enough as i should!!

  2. Mmm, polenta lasagna is the best! There’s a recipe for it on fatfreevegan.com that I make all the time (probably TOO much of the time 🙂 )

  3. I’m going to have to try this. I made Mama Pea’s zucchini and quinoa lasabna, which was delicious. I’m all about trying more non-pasta lasagnas now!!!

  4. I almost made my polenta lasagna the other night. Great minds think alike! I think I definitely need to make it soon! 🙂

  5. I stay away from lasagna most of the time too, but I love that this is so healthified! Btw, loved the guest post on Moves n Munchies!! 🙂

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  7. oh my. there is so much sauce in this and i LOVE IT. i love sauce.

  8. It sounds really cool!!!!! I’ve subbed veggies for noodles but never tried polenta! I like it! ❤

  9. Wow this looks AMAZING! I’ve never tried lasagna with polenta. I did find this awesome brand of no-bake, whole wheat, organic lasagna noodles a few weeks ago, at TARGET of all places. Weird, huh? I’ll find out the name and get back to you.

    Love your blog too! Thanks for visiting mine and thanks for the sweet comment! 🙂

  10. HEY!! Found you through Carrie 🙂

    That lasagne looks DELISH!! I’ve actually never tried polenta, but keep meaning too! I will now though cos that dish looks so YUM! 😀

    Have a great day!!

  11. LOVED your guest post on carrie’s blog! I too graduated from school in Indiana (Notre Dame) and just finished my first marathon! I love that you and your mom are so active together. I got my mom into Bikram Yoga and it’s such a great experience to share.

    • Thanks! And that is so cool you ran a full marathon! I can’t imagine what that feels like since I was elated after finishing a half! My mom and I starting doing yoga together a few years ago and now she just became a certified instructor! haha who knows, maybe that’s in your moms’ future as well?! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Polenta lasagna sounds SO amazing!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  13. Loved your guest post!!! It’s always fun finding people with a tie to good ol’ Indiana!

  14. I love lasagna, too! I too found that polenta lasagna isn’t as good:( I’ve also tried spaghetti squash and I think I’ve decided to stick to health-ified versions of the original because I’m picky like that:)

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