This recipe is best made one day in advance. This works well with a pan that measures 9.5″ X 13″ X 2″-(3 quarts) {metric measure: 240 X 345 X 50mm (3 litres)} which will serve 8-10 but pan size is not important- use any size pan you have, this is just a guideline.


  • 5-6 zucchini
  • 3-4 Cups coarsely chopped Mushrooms (or, thinly slice portobellas or baby bellas)
  • 6 Cups Spinach, packed, then roughly chopped
  • “Cheese” 4 Cups Sunflower pâté (see recipe below) -made with less garlic, onion and lemon so it is bland. Use water in place of 1/2 of the lemon juice.
  • Marinara Sauce
  • cheesecloth (all cotton for culinary use)


Thinly slice the zucchini the long way. This can be done by hand or witha mandolin. Marinate for 1-2 hours in a mixture of olive oil, water and lemon juice. You will need enough slices to completely cover the bottom of the pan two times. (you can marinate longer if you want)

Place a double layer of cheesecloth in the pan, with at least 6 inches of cheesecloth hanging out on all sides.

Assemble the lasagne

Pat dry the marinated zucchini slices. Fit closely together enough slices to completely cover the bottom of the pan-Don’t forget to lay the cheesecloth down first, it is important.

Pour over a small amount of the marinara sauce and spread over the zucchinis (see recipe for Marinara below)

Spread out a layer of mushrooms, (use 1/2 the mushrooms)

Spread a thin layer of pâté over the mushrooms (use 1/2 the pâté) (it’s ok to leave it in evenly spaced blobs it is difficult to spread)

Evenly place half of the chopped spinach over the pâté and press firmly into place


  • Zucchini slices
  • 1/2 of the remaining marinara sauce
  • the remaining mushrooms
  • the remaining pâté
  • the remaining spinach-press in to the pâté
  • The remaining marinara- you can also add some chopped tomato and slivered basil to the top

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


The vegetables and pâté will have given off a great deal of liquid overnight in the refrigerator. Using the ends of the cheesecloth, carefully lift out the lasagne (it may take 2 people). Drain the lasagne for a few moments (hold it up and allow to drip or run your hand over the bottom)-then either place it in a new pan or have someone quickly pour off the liquid and dry the pan and put the lasagne back in.

Slice and Serve.

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