Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Healthy Penne Casserole (aka "Tofu Stuff")

Mandy: Don't fear the tofu!!!

1 pkg. silken tofu
16 oz. penne pasta
1 jar pasta sauce (I use Ragu Sundried Tomato & Sweet Basil)
1 egg
1 tbsp. (or so) dried or fresh parsley
1/2 cup parmesan
1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350.
Cook pasta as directed on package to al dente so they don't overcook.
Drain the water from the tofu (don't be afraid!).
In a small bowl, combine the tofu, parmesan, parsley, & egg. Stir well.
In a casserole, layer the sauce, tofu mixture, pasta, & cheese as follows:

  • A little sauce
  • 1/2 of the pasta
  • All of the tofu
  • A couple handfuls of cheese
  • More sauce
  • The rest of the pasta
  • The rest of the sauce (make sure it covers all of the pasta!)
  • The rest of the cheese (make sure it covers all of the sauce!)

Bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until warmed through.

This dish makes a lot & keeps well, so you can heat it up for leftovers.

P.S.: It doesn't taste like tofu!

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

:) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this