Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pasta Mama with Tofu

Although not the most attractive dish on a plate... Pasta Mama is by far the easiest and yummiest breakfast/brunch/anytime pasta recipe. I was inspired by the original Pasta Mama recipe featured on Food Network which is essentially a scramble of eggs and pasta. My version substitutes eggs with tofu.

1 lb of Spaghetti Noodles
1 clove of Garlic
3 Tomatoes
1 lb of Tofu
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp of Parsley (optional)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese or Asiago (1-2 cups)
Salt and Black Pepper

First boil water and add the desired amount of spaghetti noodles, cook al dente. In the meantime, take the tofu and mash with a fork until crumbled. Chop the tomatoes and mince the garlic. Drain noodles and set aside. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and tomatoes to the pan, stir. Throw in tofu and 1 tsp of Oregano and Parsley. Stir and cook until tomatoes soften. Add pasta. Stir again so that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Add 1 cup of cheese and salt, pepper to taste. Stir again. Sauté until the cheese has completely melted.

Top with leftover shredded cheese. Serve hot. Mmm!