We had a block of tofu in the fridge one time and I didn't know what to do with it. After seeing some pasta in the pantry, a spark lit in my brain and voila! Tofu pasta.
I know y'all might think that it's gross, after we ate the pasta, I searched the net for recipes which were similar to what I did. Wonderful fate! There were quite a lot of them around.
Let's get down to business now, shall we?
What you'll need
1 250g block of tofu, diced into about one inch pieces
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium onion chopped
500g of pasta, cooked according to package directions
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 pouch of spaghetti sauce (for this recipe, I used a pouch of Clara Ole Italian with Chunky Tomatoes)
1 tablespoon of dried basil leaves
1 laurel leaf (snip it with a pair of kitchen scissors)
salt and pepper to taste
To cook the sauce
Saute the garlic and onions in olive oil until the onions are caramelized (clear), then add the tofu.
When the tofu is seared (brown outside, soft inside), add the spaghetti sauce (of your choice)
Simmer for about 5 minutes then add the herbs (basil and laurel), salt and pepper to taste
Simmer for another 5 minutes
Top the pasta with the tofu sauce and sprinkle grated cheese. Serve while warm