Spaghetti Squash Tofu Bowls

5 Oct

Tis the season for spaghetti squash. We simply cannot get enough of this magnificent and quite magical vegetable. By roasting it at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour in the oven it can then be incorporated into many different recipes. A few days ago we choose to create a basic spaghetti squash but with a twist; tofu parm with some kicked up sauce.

Ingredients:
2 servings of firm tofu
1 egg white
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 spaghetti squash (cut into two equal halves)
1/2 cup kicked up sauce, or any other type of pasta sauce will do
1 large pinch of red pepper flakes
1 cup zucchini
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese for top

Directions:
1. Slice up the tofu into small cubes and each piece into the egg white and the bread crumbs. Then place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

2. After dipping all of the tofu cubes into both the egg white and the bread crumbs, bake them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

3. Meanwhile you want to be cooking the spaghetti squash at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

4. After spaghetti squash is roasted and cooled for a few minutes, you want to get a fork and turn the squash into spaghetti like strands. Be careful not to break the skin of the squash because you want to keep that as your bowl.

5. Next, you’re going to build your pasta bowl! First place the spaghetti squash evenly back into the two halves. Next drizzle an 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce over the pasta. Then you want to place the baked pieces of tofu on top of each bowl. Next, evenly divide the zucchini on top. ** To finish, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

** if you wish to have your zucchini cooked more, sauté it on the stovetop before placing it into the squash bowls

6. Put the bowls back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes at 350 or until cheese is melted. We turned our broiler on for the last few minutes to make sure the cheese was melted!

7. Take a deep breath, relax, and dig in to your beautiful creation. We loved it so much we’ll definitely be making it again sometime soon!

20121005-103316.jpg

Now how good does that look!

Question of the day: What do you make with your spaghetti squash? We’re always looking for a new recipe to try out! Let us know.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: