I tried a few vegetable lasagnas. This associated content article is my review of Morning Star Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles. While this new product uses veggie sausage instead of meat, I’m not certain this is a 100% vegetarian lasagna.
Review of MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles : Packaging Recyclability
A 10 oz (284g) of MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles was purchased at Giant for $4.39. Packaging is a cardboard or paperboard box. Inside the box is a plastic #1 tray with plastic covering the top. My curbside recycling takes frozen food packaging, like this paperboard, #1 plastic, and shrink-wrap plastic. As stated in my other associated content articles, package recyclability is something I consider to be important when purchasing products.
Review of MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles : Allergy info & is it Vegetarian?
Morning Star Farms brand does offer vegetarian as well as vegan and Kosher products. However, I didn’t see anything on the box that stated this product is vegetarian or Kosher. The ‘sausage’ is veggie sausage, not meat. The long list of ingredients includes unspecified natural flavors, cheese cultures, vitamins, preservatives, artificial colors, and flavors. According to information on the website, this product contains GMO ingredients and there may be rennet in the cheese.
I emailed MorningStar for clarification and they confirmed this product is vegetarian and stated “rennet used in our products is not from an animal source. We use only microbial sources of rennet in our products.” This product contains wheat, eggs, soy, and milk. The full ingredient list can be found on MorningStar’s website.
Review of MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles : Nutrition
This vegetarian lasagna frozen entree is 270 calories for the 284g serving. 50 calories are from fat. There is 6g fat total fat and 2.5g saturated fat and 0g trans fat in this vegetable lasagna frozen entree.
There is 10mg of cholesterol and 590mg / 25% of sodium. There’s 650mg of potassium. There is 41g of total carbohydrate including 6g of fiber and 5g of sugar. There is 20g of protein, 25% of vitamin A, 6% of Vitamin C, 25% Calcium, and 20% of Iron in this vegetable lasagna frozen entree. Percents are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Review of MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles : Taste
After removing it from the green cardboard box and venting the plastic cover, it can be cooked in the microwave. Different instructions are on the box for cooking in a conventional oven. I microwaved it and ate out of the plastic tray. This is a filling microwavable entree.
Vegetables in this lasagna include tomatoes, carrots, kale, bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Cheeses are ricotta cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan. Standout flavors are marinara sauce, carrots, bell peppers, onions, parmesan, ricotta cheese and cream cheese. Ricotta and cream cheese is in between the multigrain noodles. There are a lot of vegetables and parmesan cheese on top.
MorningStar Farms Vegetable Lasagna with Sausage-style Crumbles is sweet and flavorful. I like that the vegetable lasagna frozen entree described in this associated content article is microwavable and lower in calories and fat than some other vegetable lasagnas, and that it contains veggie sausage, and multigrain noodles. I would prefer that it didn’t contain GMO ingredients. It would also be nice to see clearer information on the package stating whether or not it was vegetarian.
My local curbside recycling’s list of acceptable items