Vegetable Tofu Pie
Author: Shannon Miller
If you’ve ever thought about trying tofu but haven’t quite taken the leap, try this delicious recipe!
Vegetable Tofu Pie
One 16-ounce package firm tofu
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
One 6-ounce bag baby spinach (4 cups)
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded (about ½ cup)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drain the tofu in a colander. Place on a cutting board and cut into four 1-inch-thick slices. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
2. Lightly oil or coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the spinach and carrot, and cook, stirring frequently, until the spinach wilts and the carrot is tender, about 5 minutes. Place on a cutting board and coarsely chop.
4. Meanwhile, place the tofu, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the Cheddar cheese and the cooked vegetables.
5. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pie plate and bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Let stand about 5 minutes so the pie is easier to slice.
Nutrition Information per Serving (1 slice): 170 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated, 0.1g omega-3), 400mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 15g protein, 60% vitamin A, 30% calcium, 15% iron
Submitted by: Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD are The Meal Makeover Moms, and together, they’re on a mission to help busy families eat a healthy and delicious diet. Their latest cookbook, No Whine with Dinner (M3 Press, 2011) features 150 healthy, kid-tested, mom-approved recipes and 50 amazing secrets for getting picky eaters to try new foods … especially vegetables. For credible nutrition advice and easy, affordable family recipes, visit their award-winning blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen or listen to their weekly radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms.