Vegetable and Tofu Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you like peanut sauce on your noodles, this is great comfort food (at least for me). Get a bowl, curl up on the couch, and watch a movie! You can also substitute chicken or shrimp for the tofu (then it wouldn't be vegetarian, of course - the tofu is great in it, though). Add or subtract what you like, and let me know how it turns out!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked
  • 14 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 14 teaspoon hot chili sauce, such as Sriracha or 14 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) tofu, extra firm water-packed (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (your choice, for marinating tofu) or 2 tablespoons soy sauce (your choice, for marinating tofu)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen vegetables (stir fry variety, Safeway has a good one)
  • 1 12 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 13 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare the tofu: Place tofu between several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover tofu with additional paper towels, and let stand 5 minutes, pressing occasionally.
  2. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Add either soy sauce or teriyaki sauce, and toss to coat the tofu. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. For the noodle bowl:.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and set aside.
  5. Combine teriyaki sauce, hot water, peanut butter, and hot chile sauce (or red pepper flakes), stirring with a whisk.
  6. Heat the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic, and sauté 1 minute.
  7. Add tofu; sauté for 5 minutes or until tofu has browned a little.
  8. Add teriyaki sauce mixture, and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add pasta, vegetables, and soy sauce; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring well.
  10. Remove from heat and sprinkle with peanuts.