Tofu Bolognese

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5 from 3 votes

Tofu Bolognese

This Tofu Bolognese recipe is to die for. Quick, easy, healthy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, hearty, and lick the bowl scrumptious. Just like traditional bolognese but better!
My Notes:
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Meal Type: dinner
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Seasonal (Cold Weather), Vegan Meat
Tool: Stove
Ingredient: Pasta, Tofu, Tomatoes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 515kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon(s) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon(s) soy sauce (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) liquid smoke
  • 1 12oz block(s) extra-firm tofu drained (no need to press it)
  • 1 650ml jar(s) prepared tomato sauce
  • 16 oz pasta of choice (gluten-free if preferred)
Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).  Line with parchment paper or lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • Mix the nutritional yeast, soy sauce, olive oil chili powder, garlic powder, and liquid smoke together in a large bowl. It will make a brown paste-like texture.
  • Crumble the block of tofu with your fingers into the bowl along with the seasoning. Mix the tofu crumbles with the seasoning making sure all of the tofu is evenly coated. Spread the tofu crumbles evenly over the pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, stopping to stir the tofu every now and then. Keep a close eye on it towards the end so that it doesn't burn. You want the tofu to be nice and browned. The smaller crumbles will be darker than the larger crumbles, and that's ok because it will provide a variety of texture.
  • In the meantime heat the tomato sauce, and cook pasta according to package directions.┬áStir the tofu into the sauce, and heat through. If you find the sauce is too thick, stir in a bit of water until desired consistency is reached. Serve over hot pasta with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan if desired.
Notes
Leftover sauce keeps the perfect texture so this dish can be made ahead of time and reheated as needed.
Nutrition
Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.8mg
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