Pasta Bake with Tofu Cheese

Serves 4

Serve this vegan baked pasta with a simple salad and steamed vegetables.

Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces small whole wheat pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups pasta sauce, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) package soft tofu, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy or rice Parmesan-style cheese, divided
  • Salt and black pepper
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions. Drain well and transfer to a 7-x-11-inch baking dish. Stir in olive oil and a cup of the pasta sauce. Set aside.

Put tofu, basil, garlic, half the cheese, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture reaches the consistency of ricotta cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings. Spread tofu mixture over the cooked pasta and top with remaining pasta sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:210 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 13g protein
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