Monday, August 23, 2010

Spinach Baked Ziti -- vegan

Spinach Baked Ziti:

* 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
* 5 oz fresh spinach, roughly chopped (about half a bag)
* 1 lb firm tofu, drained
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 2 tsps lemon juice
* 1 TBS dried basil
* 1/4 tsp salt
* ground pepper
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
* 1 jar of marinara sauce (or about 3 cups of your own sauce)
* 6 oz Follow Your Heart Mozzarella, grated

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente (about 9 minutes). Add spinach to the pot during the last 1 or 2 minutes of the cooking time. Meanwhile, crumble the tofu into a bowl. With a fork, mix in the garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, and nutrtional yeast. Set aside. When the pasta is done, drain the pasta and spinach in a colander, and return to the pot. Add the marinara sauce, the tofu mixture, and about 2 oz of the mozzarella. Mix gently, and place into a 9x13 baking dish. Cover the top with the remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. Turn the oven to broil (move the oven rack up if you need to), remove the foil, and place pan under broiler for about 5 minutes, just until the mozzarella is melted. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! And easy too!
    Veg Mamma


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