I love a good lasagna! I decided to make a pasta-free, vegetable lasagna so my family can enjoy a tasty meal that features vitamin and mineral rich vegetables. I also wanted to feature Quorn (a non-soy, non-GMO meat alternative). Here is my recipe for Pesto Zucchini No-Pasta Lasagna Featuring Quorn.
The following recipe is delicious and high in vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. I used cheese, but it can be adapted to be vegan-friendly if that is your preference.
Pesto Zucchini No-Pasta Lasagna Bake Recipe:
Quorn is a popular meat-alternative in many countries. It was quite popular when I lived in the UK, but I have not seen it as frequently in the USA. Quorn comes in a variety of styles, I chose the “grounds” that simulate ground meat in appearance (though they do not taste anything like meat). I like that Quorn is very versatile and absorbs flavors from sauces and seasonings very well.
The common question is, “What is Quorn?” I will share an excerpt from the Quorn USA website as it explains well what this product is:
Quorn products’ main ingredient is Mycoprotein – a nutritionally healthy protein source that is naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber. Quorn products have the taste, appearance, and texture of meat, perfect if you want meat free meals or are thinking of creating healthier versions of your favorite everyday meals….
Mycoproetein is made from the fungi family like a truffle or morel. Mycoprotein is made naturally through fermentation in a similar way to the fermentation of yeast in bread. Unlike other meat alternatives, there’s no strong aftertaste, and Quorn products are great at absorbing the flavors used in cooking, making for great tasting meals.
Please note – Quorn is made from a fermented fungus and may sometimes cause allergic reactions for some especially any one allergic to mushrooms or other fungus.
Quorn Grounds Nutritional information
|Typical Values||Per serving (85g)|
|Calories from fat||20|
Where to Purchase Quorn:
Quorn is available from grocery retailers throughout the USA and Europe including Whole Foods and others. Visit the Quorn USA website, to see more information on Quorn products including recipes and a frequently asked questions page.