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Thursday, January 24, 2013

[Tofu lasagna] Healthy Vegetarian Lasagna

Have you tried tofu?
It's a great source of protein, and a surprisingly versatile food that can be used for lots of different dishes.
 When you get used to tofu's firm & soft texture and plain taste,
you may fall in love with tofu. :)

Even if you are not a big fan of tofu or not familiar with its taste,
you might actually like this tofu lasagna.
As a lasagna monster, I don't have any problem eating this vegetarian lasagna for three meals in a row. :)

Here are some more lasagna recipes I posted:

And here goes the tofu lasagna recipe:
(adapted from AllRecipes.com)
As always, I don't pre-cook lasagna noodles.

Ingredients
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
400g (12 ounce) package firm tofu
 2 eggs
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups tomato sauce (homemade or jar)
 2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon oregano
 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celcius).

2. Shred mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

3. Crumble tofu. Potato masher does a good job. :)

4. combine tofu, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, parsley, oregano and parmesan cheese.

5. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
As noodles are layered dry, be generous with sauce.

6. Layer 3 dry noodles. Don't overlap the noodles. When they are cooked, noodles expand quite a lot.

7. Cover tofu mixture over the noodles

8. Spread 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce over tofu mixture.
9. Repeat the steps 6-8.

10. Add the last 3 noodles and top with remaining tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

11. Tent the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake about 35-40 minutes.

12. Then, uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes.

 (Optional) For the last 1 minute, switch to broiling mode and broil the top, to brown the cheese.

 Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Like all my lasagna recipes, this is a time-saving lasagna without fuss.
Hope you like tofu lasagna as much as I do. :)
Bon Appétit!


Tofu Lasagna

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