Zucchini and Portobello Lasagna with Cashew Ricotta featuring Jersey Italian Gravy

This pasta-free lasagna is so satisfying, you'd never know there's no pasta or cheese inside. It could be because of my decadent cashew ricotta... or my friend Carlos's very special Jersey Italian Gravy. I think it's the combination... and boy is it yummy!

I can eat this sauce straight out of the jar... with a spoon... it's that good. If you want to get your hands on some of Carlos's special sauce, check out his website for locations.

Zucchini and Portobello Lasagna featuring Jersey Italian Gravy
by Sarah Farsh February 20, 2013
  • 3-4 zucchinis, thinley sliced vertically
  • 3 portobello mushroom caps, diced
  • 1 jar Jersey Italian Gravy
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (I used frozen)
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or braggs liquid aminos)
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly coat the bottom of a medium sized baking dish with 2 tbsp Jersey Italian Gravy. Lay out one layer of zucchini slices on top of sauce, add mushrooms, more sauce, quinoa, tamari and Cashew Ricotta Cheese. Continue to layer in this order, ending with "cheese" on top. Bake in oven, uncovered for 30-35min.

Cashew Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • splash water
In VitaMix or high powered blender, blend all ingredients together until chunky.


  1. I have to try this!. I've done tofu ricotta, but never cashew. Yum! By the way, all of your recipes are inspiring and they look incredible!

  2. Loved the recipe! Jersey Italian Gravy pulled it all together! I used Rao's the first time I made it because I couldn't find Jersey Italian Gravy. Finally found it at Whole Foods. It made a big difference!!!!!

    1. Happy to hear it worked out Rob! Yes, Jersey Italian Gravey pulls it all together :)

  3. Love the idea of zucchini noodles! Can't wait to give this a go. :-)


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