Amy’s Tofu Vegetable Lasagna (Kosher Dairy)

My wife picked up Amy’s Tofu Vegetable Lasagna  for me the other day. Being lactose intolerant the the bright red banner across the top caught her attention and she thought I might like to give it a try especially since they were on sale for 1/2 price at our local grocery story.

Upon reading the list of ingredients one notices that this lasagna uses tofu based cheese which contains caseinate (a protein derived from dairy) for the cheese topping. Hence this product isn’t completely dairy free and why it designated Kosher Dairy and not suitable for vegans nor for people who observe Cholov Yisroel (for their dairy consumption).

The packaging clearly states that this lasagna contains 80% organic ingredients. Another nice attribute plus a read of it’s nutrition facts reveals that the serving only contains 310 calories but unfortunately contains 28% of the recommended daily amount of salt. Some  more good news is it also contains of the daily recommend values 40% Vitamin A, 35% Vitamn C, 8% Calcium and 20% Iron.

I prepared the lasagna in the microwave according to the provided instructions. It was ready in about 4 minutes and came out just slightly over done (most likely due to the high power level of my microwave).

The fake cheese topping didn’t look as good as the picture on the package but was acceptable. The lasagna was packed with veggies & tofu and the noddles came out perfectly.

Unfortunately this is where the good news stops. The tomato sauce came out brown and simply didn’t taste good. There was a slight peppery taste to it, but I found it barely palatable. The combination of the taste and the brownish color were definite turn-offs.

I’ve tried various other products from Amy’s and this is the first time I’ve felt this way.

Overall I have to give Amy’s Tofu Vegetable Lasagna a 1.5 out 5 on our scales. They get 1 for the organic and healthy content and a .5 for the convenience.


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