Breaded tofu a la parmigiana. You'll just about swear this is eggplant or veal! One of my husband's favorites, and he doesn't even suspect! Serve with a simple crisp green salad, angel hair pasta and garlic bread.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon oregano, salt, and black pepper.

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  • Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place in bowl of cold water. One at a time, press tofu slices into crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook tofu slices until crisp on one side. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, turn, and brown on the other side.

  • Combine tomato sauce, basil, garlic, and remaining oregano. Place a thin layer of sauce in an 8 inch square baking pan. Arrange tofu slices in the pan. Spoon remaining sauce over tofu. Top with shredded mozzarella and remaining 3 tablespoons Parmesan.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; 21.5 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 841 mg sodium. 18.8 g carbohydrates; 25.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
This recipe was fantastic! I was skeptical since I have had dubious success with tofu in the past but this turned out perfectly. After reading the reveiws I sliced the tofu to 1/4 inch thickness pressed the slices with paper towel to absorb moisture froze for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet then removed and dipped in flour then egg then crumbs. Rather than frying I baked the tofu at 350 degrees for 15 minutes each side on a cookie sheet rubbed lightly with olive oil. The pieces did not break and came out crispy and delicious. I then layered the ingredients as follows in a large loaf pan: tomato sauce half the tofu half the cheese repeat. For those who are interested in macronutrient composition this came out as 30% protein 30% carbs 40% fat (with low fat cheese and baked not fried). It was perfect and yes my carnivorous boyfriend loved it. Would be great for guests as the breading and assembly can be done ahead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2011
I'm a vegetarian and I love tofu and use it weekly but I didn't really care for this. The texture and the flavor were both lacking. I won't be making these again sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
This recipe was fantastic! I was skeptical since I have had dubious success with tofu in the past but this turned out perfectly. After reading the reveiws I sliced the tofu to 1/4 inch thickness pressed the slices with paper towel to absorb moisture froze for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet then removed and dipped in flour then egg then crumbs. Rather than frying I baked the tofu at 350 degrees for 15 minutes each side on a cookie sheet rubbed lightly with olive oil. The pieces did not break and came out crispy and delicious. I then layered the ingredients as follows in a large loaf pan: tomato sauce half the tofu half the cheese repeat. For those who are interested in macronutrient composition this came out as 30% protein 30% carbs 40% fat (with low fat cheese and baked not fried). It was perfect and yes my carnivorous boyfriend loved it. Would be great for guests as the breading and assembly can be done ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
This recipe was fantastic! I was skeptical since I have had dubious success with tofu in the past but this turned out perfectly. After reading the reveiws I sliced the tofu to 1/4 inch thickness pressed the slices with paper towel to absorb moisture froze for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet then removed and dipped in flour then egg then crumbs. Rather than frying I baked the tofu at 350 degrees for 15 minutes each side on a cookie sheet rubbed lightly with olive oil. The pieces did not break and came out crispy and delicious. I then layered the ingredients as follows in a large loaf pan: tomato sauce half the tofu half the cheese repeat. For those who are interested in macronutrient composition this came out as 30% protein 30% carbs 40% fat (with low fat cheese and baked not fried). It was perfect and yes my carnivorous boyfriend loved it. Would be great for guests as the breading and assembly can be done ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
I have made this recipe twice the first time with no changes and it was very good. The second time I made the following revisions and it was even better:1) DO NOT put tofu in water. 2) Season dry sliced tofu with salt & pepper. 3) Dredge slices in white flour seasoned with salt & pepper. 3) Dredge tofu in beaten egg seasoned with salt & pepper until completely coated. 4) Dip in seasoned bread crumbs. 5) Cook tofu according to recipe instruction. 6) Spread a small layer of tomato sauce in bottom of lightly oiled baking dish. 7) Place tofu in dish cover with tomato sauce sprinkle with cheeses and bake. Sprinkle with chopped parsley when you take it out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2005
I love this recipe... I'm eating leftovers for lunch right now. Some very important changes: After slicing the tofu press the slices gently between paper towels to drain the water. Then BAKE IT on a nonstick sheet until it begins to turn golden. You will thank me. Yes I bake it before frying it... the baking is not instead of frying. the extra step just makes the texture SO much better... I cook w/ tofu in this way alot. Also like other reviewers said I dip the tofu slices in egg before breading and have NO issues w/ the breading coming off while frying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2003
For a more chicken like texture make sure you choose the firmest tofu you can find. Cut the tofu into the size and thickness you preffer. Pat the tofu dry (kitchen paper towel). Then place them in freezer bags or plastic wrap and place them in the freezer overnight or at least for 8 hours. when ready to use place the tofu in a deep bowl and pour boiling water over the tofu. Pat dry tofu the coat it with the breadcrumbs. If the breadcrmbs don't stick spray the tofu cuts with cooking spray. I baked mine in the oven on a cookie tray sprayed with cooking oil. The texture after doing this process makes it a million times better. Good luck. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2008
If you are not used to using extra firm tofu. Make sure that you freeze the entire "block" whether packed in water or not. Take out and defrost on counter for three (3) hrs or microwave for 3 min..it'll be like a sponge texture. Squeeze excess moister out and then use just like you would meat. Much heartier consistency and meat eaters will be suprised. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2006
This was fantastic my husband knew there was tofu in the recipe but was unable to find it between "the chicken" pieces! I prefer to coat the tofu with a beaten egg then with the crumbs and to cook it in the oven instead of in the pan (around 20 minutes at 375F. This way it is crispier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
This was super easy and quick to make and very tasty! To get good bread crumb coating on the tofu without using eggs or oil I first pressed the tofu into the breadcrumbs then sprayed each piece all over with cooking spray and then pressed the tofu into the crumb mixture again--this worked well. I also fried the tofu with cooking spray. The result was a delicious non-greasy dish! I would definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
This is the BEST tofu recipe I have ever made!! I have cooked it for guests who said they hated tofu....but after they tasted it they changed their minds. This has become my husbands favorite meal! I made this recipe a little lighter by using cooking spray instead of the oil and baking it instead of frying it. It worked out really well! And took away a lot of the fat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2008
This was excellent. My fiance and I are not big tofu eaters but thought we'd try this. I used a jar of pasta sauce and I followed some of the other suggestions: I blotted the water off the tofu then I froze the tofu for 30 minutes then I cut it into 1/4 inch slices I dipped it in flour then egg then the crumbs and I baked it on its own for 12 minutes on each side before putting it in the casserole. I served it over spaghetti. When I told my fiancé what we were having for dinner he turned his nose up but it was so good that he was picking at the leftovers right after we ate! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2011
I'm a vegetarian and I love tofu and use it weekly but I didn't really care for this. The texture and the flavor were both lacking. I won't be making these again sorry. Read More
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