Friday, September 22nd is the official first which means, get ready because we are heading into Pumpkin Spice season! Pretty soon everywhere you look there will be pumpkin spice products from traditional lattes, to candies, donuts, ice creams, cereal, and more. This week’s recipe is looking a bit more savory. In the spirit of all things festive we’re cooking up some vegan and gluten free Pumpkin Stuffed Green Lentil Cannelloni! This week’s recipe uses Explore Cuisine Green Lentil Lasagne noodles which are loaded with plant-based protein, organic, and non-GMO.

 

INGREDIENTSPumpkin Cannelloni HR

For the Cashew Cream:

  • ½ cup raw cashews,
  • 1 cup water boiling water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 sheets Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Lasagne
  • 2 cups prepared tomato sauce
  • 1 – 2 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste, optional)

For The Filling:

  • 15oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ – ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. To prepare the cashew cream (this can be prepared ahead of time), soak the cashews in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the soaking water
  2. Combine the soaked cashews, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and the ½ cup of reserved soaking water in a high power blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use
  3. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add salt to taste. Add the lasagna sheets and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often to keep them from sticking together
  4. While the pasta cooks, prepare the filling. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Set aside until ready to use
  5. Once the pasta sheets are cooked, drain them and run them under cold water (if any of the sheet are stuck together, separate them carefully). Set them aside
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F. Combine the prepared tomato sauce and red pepper flakes (if using) and pour on the bottom of a 10.5 x 7.5 inch baking dish. Spoon about half of the cashew cream over the sauce
  7. To prepare the cannelloni, place about a tablespoon and a half of filling on each pasta sheet and carefully roll each one. Arrange them on the baking dish, over the tomato sauce and cashew cream. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes
  8. Drizzle with the remaining cashew cream before serving. Serve warm

Recipe by May I Have That Recipe for Explore Cuisine

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