Sweet Potato-Poblano Lasagna

Sweet Potato-Poblano Lasagna

Ingredients:

1/2 red onion--thinly sliced

1 poblano chile--thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic--minced

1 6 oz. bag baby spinach--roughly chopped

1/2 box no boil lasagna noodles

1 large sweet potato--cooked and mashed

2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or butter/margarine)

2 tablespoons flour

3 cups unflavored, unsweetened almond milk

5-10 tablespoons nutritional yeast (I used 7)

olive oil

salt

pepper

dash thyme

dash nutmeg

dash cayenne

dash chili powder

Method:

*Bake sweet potato until soft. When cool enough to handle, mash and set aside.

*Add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to medium sized sauté pan and heat over medium low. Add onion and poblano. Saute for 10 minutes. Add garlic. Saute until onion, chile, and garlic are soft. Set aside.

*Saute spinach in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

*Melt Earth Balance in large saucepan over medium low heat. When completely melted, stir in flour until the flour is completely incorporated. Cook the roux for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in almond milk until the roux is completely dissolved in the milk. Add salt, pepper, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne, and chili powder. Whisk occasionally until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Whisk in nutritional yeast to taste. Keep sauce over low heat.

*Add 1/4 cup of sauce to mashed sweet potato. Mix completely.

*Butter 9" x 9" baking dish. Ladle sauce onto the bottom of the baking dish just to coat. Place one layer of noodles onto sauce. Spread 1/2 of sweet potato mixture onto the noodles. Ladle sauce over sweet potato to cover completely. Add onion, chile, garlic mixture. Ladle sauce to cover veggies completely. Add one layer of noodles. Ladle sauce to cover noodles. Add spinach. Add layer of noodles. Spread remaining sweet potato onto noodles. Top with noodles. Pour remaining sauce over the top noodle layer.

*Bake, covered in preheated over for approximately 20-25 minutes. Uncover, bake for additional 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

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