Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces and Zucchini

This is a very, quick and easy recipe to make. It’s very filling, and could also be taken to a pot-luck supper.

Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces ad Zucchini

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces dried pasta- bow-ties, spirals etc.
  • 6-8 ounces prepared spicy tofu pieces
  • 1 & 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon mild grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 teaspoons white miso
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • splash lemon juice
  • splash Tabasco or cayenne
  • 1 medium small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • dash of paprika powder for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast for dusting
  • alternatively grate some non-dairy cheese on top

Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces ad Zucchini

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of lightly salted water until al-dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.
  3. Place the soy yogurt in a bowl.
  4. Add the mild grainy mustard and mix.
  5. Add the vegetable bouillon powder, and white miso and mix well.
  6. Add the Tabasco or cayenne and lemon juice and mix.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Lightly oil an oven-proof baking dish.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 400F/205C.
  10. When the pasta is done, remove from the heat and pour into a colander to remove the excess liquid.
  11. Put the pasta back in the pot.
  12. Add the prepared spicy tofu pieces and mix.
  13. Add the soy yogurt sauce and mix well.
  14. Place the mixture into the baking dish and smooth the top to an even level.
  15. Thinly slice the zucchini and lay evenly on top of the pasta mixture.
  16. Lightly dust the zucchini slices with sweet paprika powder and nutritional yeast, or alternatively with grated non-dairy cheese.
  17. Place in the oven to bake for 10-20 minutes.
  18. Remove  from the oven when lightly golden brown and serve.


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