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Vegan Breaded Tofu Parmesan with Creamy Marinara Sauce



Mouthwatering Vegan Breaded Tofu Parmesan topped with creamy marinara sauce, vegan parmesan and mozzarella, offering a satisfying and flavorful plant-based meal.
Vegan Breaded Tofu Parmesan with Creamy Marinara Sauce


Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this scrumptious Vegan Breaded Tofu Parmesan, featuring tender tofu coated in crispy breadcrumbs, topped with a rich and creamy marinara sauce and gooey vegan cheese. A delicious and satisfying plant-based twist on a classic Italian favourite, this dish is perfect for cozy nights in or entertaining friends and family. With its irresistible combination of textures and flavours, this Vegan Breaded Tofu Parmesan will have everyone coming back for seconds!


 

Recipe:


Serves: 4


Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

 

Ingredients:


- 1 block (400g) firm tofu, pressed and sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces

- 1 cup vegan breadcrumbs

- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

- 2 cups marinara sauce

- 1 cup vegan cream

- 2 cups vegan shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1/2 cup vegan grated Parmesan cheese

- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- Olive oil, for frying


 

Method:


1. In a shallow dish, place the flour, and in another shallow dish, pour the almond milk. In a third shallow dish, mix the vegan breadcrumbs with salt, pepper, and 1/2 tsp of Italian herb seasoning.


2. Dredge each tofu slice in the flour, dip it in the almond milk, and then coat it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to ensure the breadcrumbs adhere to the tofu.


3. Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the breaded tofu slices for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Place the cooked tofu slices on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.


4. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). In a saucepan, combine the marinara sauce and vegan cream, heating it over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.


5. Spread a thin layer of the creamy marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange the fried tofu slices in a single layer on top of the sauce. Pour the remaining creamy marinara sauce over the tofu slices, ensuring they are evenly covered.


6. Sprinkle the vegan shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheeses over the tofu and sauce. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tsp of Italian herb seasoning on top.


7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.



To serve:

Remove the dish from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving with your favourite pasta, salad, or crusty bread.


 

Additional Tips:


For added depth of flavour, you can add sautéed onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the marinara sauce.

 

Allergy information / alternatives:


This recipe is nut-free. For gluten-free, use gluten-free breadcrumbs and flour.


Always check the labels on vegan cheese and marinara sauce for any hidden allergens.


 

Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 565 kcal

- Protein: 29 g

- Carbohydrates: 47 g

- Fat: 29 g

-Saturated Fat: 7 g

- Fiber: 6 g

- Sodium: 1310 mg

- Sugar: 9 g


Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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