It’s no secret that my family loves Italian food, pasta is a staple in our house and it’s a guaranteed success whenever I serve it for dinner. In order to attempt something a little different, but stay within my “area of success” when it comes to serving the boys, I created these crispy, yet soft, little pockets filled with all the ingredients they love from my vegan lasagna. They are best right from the oven, but can always be partially cooked and then warmed again with some extra water to help bring back moisture. The boys loved them, especially because they were individual little servings! You can play around with the ingredients you stuff them with, almost anything would work great. Hope you enjoy!
- 48 vegan wonton or gyoza wrappers (use rice paper for gluten free option- see note)
- ¾ cup finely chopped spinach
- ¾ cup finely chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup red sauce (store bought or see my recipe here)
- ¼ cup Cashew Walnut Cream Sauce
- small cup of water to moisten wrappers
- more red sauce for dipping when served
note: I was only able to find vegan wrappers online or at a specialty Asian market. Most at the grocery store have eggs, which work just fine if you aren’t concerned about these being totally vegan. Also, these can be made with cheese instead of my cream sauce if you are okay with the non-vegan option. To make these gluten free use rice paper. You can use them whole to make large ones, or cut them into smaller strips for smaller ones (do this while paper is dry). You need to soak the rice paper in water for 3-5 seconds before using, then place lasagna filling in the center, fold in sides and bottom, then roll like you would an egg roll. Now follow recipe and brush with water and bake, however baking time may vary. Bake until golden brown on top.
Preheat oven to 425. Prepare your ingredients by making the red sauce and/or cream sauce if needed. Wash and chop the veggies.
Place one wrapper on your workspace. Brush with water, moistening well around the edges. Using an appetizer sized spoon, place one spoonful of red sauce in the center of the wrapper. Top with about one tablespoon of chopped spinach, then the same amount of chopped mushrooms. Finish by dropping one small spoonful of cream sauce on top. The wrappers will puff up a bit and create more space inside so don’t worry about them being too full.
Place a second wrapper on top of the first and use a fork to press down the edges. If they aren’t sticking well, use more water to moisten them. Repeat the process until all your wrappers are used.
Bake at 425 for 10 minutes or until browned around the edges. If you don’t want them too crispy, sprinkle some water on the pan, cover with foil, and bake. Serve with more red sauce for dipping!