Pureed tofu is the secret of this delicious, creamy, tomato sauce. Rotelle works well with this recipe, but you can substitute any other pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain well.

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  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor puree roasted red and yellow peppers, tofu, tomato paste, vegetable broth, balsamic vinegar, and Italian seasoning. Set aside.

  • Coat a medium saute pan with cooking spray. Cook onion, garlic, and asparagus over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add water if necessary to prevent sticking. Stir in mushrooms; cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender and soft. Stir in tofu sauce, tomatoes, black pepper. Add hot chili paste, if desired. Reduce heat to low, and heat through.

  • Toss pasta with sauce, and serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

550 calories; protein 26.3g; carbohydrates 102.4g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 1056.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
Wow this was delicious! my first time using tofu and it turned out wonderful. Like other reviewers I just added diced tomatoes instead of the jar of peppers. Then added some veggies i had on hand some extra spices (paprika pepper and red pepper flakes) and it was ready...very flavourful. It also froze and thawed well. Thanks! Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2010
I love the idea but the 2 cups of broth is WAY!! too much. Use 1/4 c. maybe? Read More
(3)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
Wow this was delicious! my first time using tofu and it turned out wonderful. Like other reviewers I just added diced tomatoes instead of the jar of peppers. Then added some veggies i had on hand some extra spices (paprika pepper and red pepper flakes) and it was ready...very flavourful. It also froze and thawed well. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2005
I was very pleased for my first try cooking with tofu. Easy recipe and delicious. My very picky 7 year old niece ate 3 bowls! Instead of asparagus and mushrooms I used fresh spinach and zucchini. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2008
This was good though more of a pepper sauce than a tomato sauce. Might be better if you substituted some crushed tomatoes for the peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
This was my first recipe using tofu. I really liked the texture it gave the sauce. The only thing different I did was to add about 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan to the sauce instead of putting on top. Will definately make again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
I really really liked this recipe. The flavors are great! I was worried my husband would not like the roasted red pepper flavor but he liked it as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2010
I love the idea but the 2 cups of broth is WAY!! too much. Use 1/4 c. maybe? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
I agree with leaving out the peppers and substituting tomatoes. Liked the cream sauce idea. I also cooked the mushrooms and onions in 1 cup veggie broth (instead of oil) until most of the liquid was gone. They added a great flavor. Will make again without the peppers. The peppers I had gave it more of a vinegar flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2006
This was very creamy and quite good. I added cayenne pepper instead of the chili paste. I agree with the reviewer that said something is missing. I increased the salt tomato paste italian seasoning but was still not able to fix it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2012
I altered this recipe quite a bit but the idea of blending up some firm tofu and adding it to sauce is a great one and one I use regularly now. Read More
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