Pesto Tofu Pasta


This pesto tofu is a great twist on pesto pasta! It is my husband's favorite. The dish comes together in a snap.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 pound tri-colored spiral pasta

  • 2 cups milk

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 (1.2 ounce) package creamy pesto sauce mix

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cubed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup sliced black olives

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 1 sprig fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in spiral pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Blend together milk, 1/4 cup olive oil, and pesto sauce mix in a medium bowl.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place tofu in the skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

  4. Place mushrooms into the skillet; cook about 5 minutes. Stir in olives, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and capers. Mix in tofu and pesto sauce. Continue cooking until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  5. Serve tofu pesto sauce over spiral pasta. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
20g Fat
28g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 514mg 40%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 413mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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