Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jumbo Pasta Shells with Tofu Stuffing

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Ah!Pastas,I like them soo very much.There are so many different varieties to choose,from the really small ones like orzo,star,tube,abcd pastas to these huge jumbo pasta shells.Love cooking with them very much.Here is a jumbo pasta recipe where I stuffed them with tofu and some vegetables.Tofu's beautiful delicate flavor blends well with the flavors of garlic,tomato,herbs and cheese.A simple pasta recipe that goes perfectly well with garlic bread.

Ingredients  Serves-3
12 jumbo pasta shells
1 pack firm tofu
1 small crown broccoli-optional
1 medium zucchini-optional
2 fistful fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp oil
2.5 cups shredded cheese or as preferred
1.5 cups tomato based pasta sauce
Garlic powder as per taste
Salt as per taste



Method
Cook the pasta shells,drain the water and set aside.Slide tofu in a cup for about 15mins,pat dry well with a dry towel and crumble.Pulse broccoli and zucchini.Stir fry tofu with 1/2 tbsp oil and transfer into a bowl,then stir fry the veggies along with salt(use any excess water from crumbled tofu) in a pan adding 1/2 tbsp oil,then combine with tofu to blend well and set the mixture aside.In the same pan add 2 tbsp oil and add the pasta sauce,chopped basil leaves,salt(if the sauce has no salt) and cook for a few mins then add half of the sauce to the tofu mixture,mix to blend well.Scoop the tofu mixture into the shells.Add the rest of the sauce,sprinkle garlic powder and cheese on top of the pasta.Broil in a preheated oven at 350*F till the cheese melts.Enjoy hot with garlic bread.
Note:Alternatively you could just heat them in smaller portions in the microwave till the cheese melts.

20 comments:

Priya said...

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting stuffed pasta shells..seriously love the tofu stuffing..

Suja Manoj said...

Interesting recipe,healthy one..colorful and inviting.

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy cute looking pasta

Aarthi said...

Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Archana said...

Seriously I am drooling here. I need to eat again.

Cham said...

Very cool idea of stuffing in jumbo shell, like the stuffing very much!

Roshu said...

Yummy & delicious!!!

Julie said...

Very interesting n healthy recipe,yummy!!
Erivum Puliyum

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pasta. Love the tofu filling.

Sobha Shyam said...

so delicious pastas..wonderful idea dear, filling looks yum..

Ramya said...

What a fabulous recipe!! Yummy and healthy:-)

Rookie Qookie said...

Never tried Tofu with Pasta..Looks gr8 :)

Mahi said...

Am not Abigail fan of pasta,but your pictures are so tempting! Nice recipe..:)

Prathima Rao said...

New & interesting recipe!!! Looks so tempting..bookmakrd & wanna give it a try soon...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow..that is one interesting pasta recipe.....loved the vibrant color of the dish :-)

Swati Sapna said...

The pictures are awesome! pasta looks delicious... though I have never heard of a Tofu stuffing :D

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Interesting recipe...Looks delish..

Yum said...

Your pictures are amazing! I can't wait to try this out, thanks for sharing.

Kitchen Flavours said...

never seen those Pasta shells...recipe looks yum....

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Pasta looks delicious n tempting. Great idea to stuff with tofu n the pics are really fab :)

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