Tofu Lasagna Filling (ricotta Substitute)

"This is great if you want to make a dairy-free lasagna. Firmness of tofu will determine texture of "ricotta"."
 
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Ready In:
5mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
1 filling
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directions

  • Blend all ingredients well.
  • Use in lasagna recipe in place of ricotta.

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  1. zombie.michelle
    Great recipe! I used it for stuffed manicotti. I did decrease the amount of garlic powder to 1/2 teaspoon though. On my bottle it said 1 clove of garlic = 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder. So.....1 Tablespoon would be equal to 24 cloves of garlic if I did my math right, haha?
     
  2. Kimmore
    This is REMARKABLY similar to the real thing in texture and taste. I used extra firm tofu and just as a preference, I omitted oil.
     
  3. Amy M.
    I used three blocks of tofu in blender with 3 eggs and a home blend of dried oregano, basil, tarragon, and some parsley. Used the lemon juice, evoo, and garlic powder. Blended well. It made quite a thick layer, so I think one package (2 blocks) tofu would be enough to do the 9X13 pan.
     
  4. Buschways
    We use 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic instead of powdered but follow the recipe otherwise. It's a delicious substitute for ricotta. We actually prefer it. Thanks!
     
  5. WI Cheesehead
    I LOVE the idea, as my DD has a dairy allergy. I tried it with a 12 oz box of Tofu, but it had quite a bite. I need to either reduce the spices, or up the tofu. I used it in a ham/mashed potatoe casserole and it was good. I will rate once I try it again, but I think this is great!
     
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  1. Buschways
    We use 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic instead of powdered but follow the recipe otherwise. It's a delicious substitute for ricotta. We actually prefer it. Thanks!
     

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