What Is a Substitute for Ricotta Cheese in Lasagna?

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A substitute for ricotta cheese in lasagna includes a mixture of roasted cauliflower, tofu, yeast and lemon juice. Not only does this remove cheese entirely from the dish, but gives it a vegan element not many would expect to find in lasagna.

Many people choose to substitute other ingredients in place of ricotta cheese in lasagna. Not only are some people sensitive to dairy, but may also want to lower the fat and calorie count that comes from ricotta cheese.

The amounts of cauliflower, tofu, yeast and lemon juice used depend on the size of the lasagna dish. Add layers of pasta, vegetables, and sauce to the meal, and no one may notice the cheese is missing.