Tofu and Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe
- 1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
- ⅓ cup grated carrot
- ¼ cup shredded zucchini
- 3 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 (8 ounce) container tofu
- ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg white
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 (8 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- ⅓ cup tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
step 3: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat combine carrot, zucchini and onion. Pour in just enough water to cover; cook until tender and drain.
step 4: In a large bowl, mash the tofu with a fork. Stir in carrot mixture, Monterey Jack cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, egg while, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
step 5: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, garlic powder and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
step 6: Stuff each cooked pasta shell with about 1 rounded tablespoon of the filling. Place shells in an un greased 2-quart baking dish. Pour sauce over shells.
step 7: Cover and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.