Vegetable Parmesan with Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Video

Oh my, this is delicious and “cheesy”! Note: Nutritional yeast is not Baker’s yeast – it is usually found in the health food or supplement aisle and is a great source of B vitamins, including B12. It gives the recipe a nutty/cheesy taste.


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Eggplant1 Large, sliced in circles
 Zucchini1 , sliced in circles
 Spaghetti sauce26 Ounce (1 Jar)
 Baby spinach5 Ounce (1 Bag)
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced
 Canned diced tomatoes15 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
 Fresh oregano/Fresh basil1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Nutritional yeast1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Bread crumbs/Panko japanese style bread crumbs1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Mushrooms8 Ounce, sliced (1 Package)
 Silken tofu12 Ounce, firm (1 Package)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Bread4 (To Serve With It)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1621 Calories from Fat 418

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.8%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4876.8 mg203.2%

Total Carbohydrates 244 g81.2%

Dietary Fiber 67.9 g271.6%

Sugars 51.3 g

Protein 87 g173.1%

Vitamin A 391.8% Vitamin C 254.7%

Calcium 83.3% Iron 174.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix tofu, garlic and 1/2 cup of the nutritional yeast until smooth.
Layer as follows in a large casserole dish:
1/3 of the spaghetti sauce
All eggplant slices
1/2 of the tofu mixture (spread well)
All of the zucchini slices
1/3 of the spaghetti sauce
All of the sliced mushrooms
1/2 of the tofu mixture
All of the diced tomatoes
All of the spinach
1/3 of spaghetti sauce
Spread remaining 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast over top
Cover with 1 cup bread crumbs and top with oregano or basil.
Bake for about 40 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and veggies are soft. Or, if using a Salad Master electric oil-core skillet, heat to 325 degrees. When the vapo-valve clicks, turn it down to 180 degrees and cook for 20 minutes.

Editors Review

Have you ever tried a dairy-free vegetable parmesan? This is a great recipe, that is high in nutrition and has a lot of cancer fighting compounds. Filled with the goodness of lots of vegetables, this is a great looking dish!