By Kozmic Blues on February 26, 2004
Photo by TattooedMamaof2
Photo by TattooedMamaof2
"This is a super-healthy, vegetarian version of an Italian favorite. As I describe below, be sure to really "press" the excess liquid out of your tofu to ensure that it absorbs the wonderful flavor of the sauce. Don't be afraid to put something really heavy on it to draw out the moisture. Cast iron pan works great! Also, don't limit yourself to just tofu here. I made this for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Make the sauce as written, and then substitute half the amount of tofu with 4 boneless chicken breasts. Then I bake for about an hour, in separate dishes, of course."
Serving Size: 1 (321 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This dish was just okay for us. The sauce was great but the tofu was incredibly bland- though I should have guessed, with it only seasoned with salt and pepper. We're a vegan household and love our tofu! Next time I would omit the tofu altogether and make the sauce. Would also save a lot of time and trouble not having to bake it."
"This is AWESOME! I halved the recipe, used one block frozen/defrosted tofu and a yellow pepper. I didn't dredge it, just seasoned it and browned. This also freezes beautifully. Thanks for sharing. In all my years of vegetarian/veganism I've never even thought of making a cacciatore. Thanks!"
"My family LOVED this dish. They really don't like tofu but they gobbled this up before I even got any, lol! =) Thank you for sharing!"
"This was a nice dish. Thanks for sharing."
"OMG!! i'm in love with this recipe. i'm not a tofu person but once cooked the tofu tasted like pasta noodles. the sauce was so great. i put 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes and it had a great kick. for those of you meat eaters, guarantee you will love this!! can't wait to make again soon. thank yo uso much for posting!"
"Delish! If you freeze the tofu, give yourself time for it to thaw! (unless you have a microwave, which I don't). I love this new way to add tofu to my fav: Italian! I made it for company, and it was well received. I will definitely make this again!"
"Very Good! I will definently be making this again. I love mushrooms so I added 16 oz. fresh mushrooms to the recipe and it was wonderful."
"This is my first time eating tofu, and I think this was a good way to start out. I cut the tofu into bite size pieces and cooked it in a cast iron skillet with olive oil. When the tofu was browned, I poured the tomato sauce over and finished with the cheese. Then I cooked it stovetop (I didn't want to heat my house) on low for...well... awhile. Thanks for the good start to a new food!"
"This was surprisingly good! I made it exactly as the recipe stated, except for substituting Italian Seasoning for the basil and oregano, and served with whole wheat pasta and a salad. The sauce was slightly bland for our tastes, and next time I will add some kalamata olives or capers. The tofu was great, with a good texture and great flavour. Overall, a great recipe and very healthy! Thanks Kozmic Blues!"
"Great recipe. I made a bunch of this and froze it to grab for lunch when I was in a hurry."
"This was pretty tasty, I did enjoy the meal with a small side salad. This was even better after re-heated from the freezer the next week. Thanks for posting."
"A lot of work but we loved it!"
"words cannot explain how much i loved this dish. it was so flavorful and and the proportions of tofu to sauce to spice were perfect. i loved also that it is lowfat and fairly simple to make, although it is time consuming. i will absolutely make this again and again--thanks so much for the superb recipe!"
"I have made this 3 times now and it has been great every time. This is a winner at my house with kids and my husband. Thanks for a healthy meal!!"
"I changed this recipe a bit - added some chopped carrots & zucchini, used 1/2 canned and 1/2 fresh chopped tomato. I also used fresh herbs. My husband loved it, I am not a great fan of tofu but will probably make it again."
"First time I have eaten or served tofu to my family (2 teen boys, wife and myself). We all enjoyed it a lot and will definately be making it again!"
"oh wow! this was so easy and so delicious. i've never had tofu in an italian dish before, but it fit perfectly. the only change i made was to cook the tofu first. then i used the same pan for the sauce, which made cleanup a snap. all i can say is yum!"
"Wow! this dish is amazing. I froze the tofu to give it a meatier consistency, and halved the recipe. It tasted just like the chicken dish. great tofu recipe one again. thanks!"
"I thought this was great! Very tasty. I'd make it again."