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Tofu Italian Casserole

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Categories: Casseroles, Vegetarian
Type: Main Dishes

This Italian casserole is essentially a tofu lasagna.

Serves: 1 casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 quart spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 pound ziti
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (or more to taste)

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Directions:

  1. Using 1 tablespoon oil, saute garlic until soft; add green pepper and onion and cook until onion turns yellow. Set aside.
  2. In separate skillet, cook drained, mashed tofu in remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add all spices and continue to cook on low heat until tofu stops steaming (5-10 minutes)
  3. Add one cup of sauce; simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Boil ziti until tender but not soft; rinse.
  5. In 2-quart baking dish, layer half the cooked ziti, 1-1/2 cups of spaghetti sauce, half the tofu mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat, using all remaining cheese on top.
  6. Bake about 30 minutes, or until all cheese melts and sauce is bubbly.

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