Crumbled tofu replaces the ricotta in our Italian-style vegetarian meal. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse, return to the pot and cover with cold water until ready to use.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add tofu and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach wilts and the mixture is heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir in Parmesan, olives, crushed red pepper, salt and 2/3 cup marinara sauce.

  • Wipe out the pan and spread 1 cup of the remaining marinara sauce in the bottom. To make lasagna rolls, place a noodle on a work surface and spread 1/4 cup of the tofu filling along it. Roll up and place the roll, seam-side down, in the pan. Repeat with the remaining noodles and filling. (The tofu rolls will be tightly packed in the pan.) Spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the rolls.

  • Place the pan over high heat, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium; let simmer for 3 minutes. Sprinkle the rolls with mozzarella and cook, covered, until the cheese is melted and the rolls are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Freeze the cooked rolls and sauce for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 233 mg potassium; 45 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 18.8 g protein; 1540 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 38 mcg folate; 349 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 81 mg magnesium;

Reviews (15)

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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
Love! I added meat and didn t use smoked mozzarella. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
Have to admit I was skeptical. I have been trying to like tofu. I am Italian and loved grandmas lasagna. I could not tell that this was not ricotta cheese. I did my own seasonings and made it in a pan. I was too lazy to roll it. It was DELICIOUS!! And filling since the tofu is protein Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
This was a delicious recipe and easy to digest. Great favor and I will be making it again. 2 thumb's up: ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
Great recipe... but hard to roll for arthritic hands so... I just made it the usual lasagna pan way... so good and to this day my family doesn't know they have had tofu about 20 times already;) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
Healthy and Delicious! Amazing! My son recently became a vegetarian so I've been looking for healthy meatless dishes. I have made cheese lasagna but was looking for something with the protein but lower in fat. This is so good and my meat eating husband didn't miss the meat at all. I will definitely make this again and have recommended it to others. I will also make it for company. I am so excited to have found this recipe. Thank you! Pros: Easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
Oh my Goodness! This dish was amazing. I am a 23 yr old mother and housewife who just got news of her husband's borderline high blood pressure and i honestly didn't think it would turn out that good because to my knowledge it lacked seasoning but ohh boy was I wrong! I am glad I have a HEALTHY dish to make for my family. BIG smile:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
traditional lasagna These were good as rolls but a lot of time & trouble. All the ingredients can be layered in a 13X9 pan & baked like traditional lasagna & it's just as good. Mushrooms can also be swapped for spinach. Pros: good use of tofu Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2012
tasty moist soft enjoyable. My daughter didn't even notice that anything was different. This is a good way to expand our food with being turned off. This will be added to our meal often. Pros: easy to cook. Cons: na Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I have made this four times and we love it everytime. The rolls do add some time to the preparation but they are a nice presentation. The rolls freeze and reheat well for a weeknight dinner. I didn't feel that the olives were essential so I skip them if I don't have them on hand. I also use a homemade pasta sauce (Original Moosewood Cookbook) which adds a nice flavor to the dish. I tried it with fresh and frozen spinach and prefer using the fresh but the frozen did work if you need to save a trip to the market. This is a favorite recipe for our family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
THis is a favorite at our house. You have no idea you're eating tofu. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I substituted pesto sauce for the marinera sauce and didn't do olives. The first two rolls were not pretty but the rest turned out well. My husband who is kinda leery about this whole tofu thing completely loved them and took them to work and made everyone try them. Now I have to make a batch for the office. My only complaint is how many dishes/utensils are needed the prep makes a big mess but it is worth the clean up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were great. While I was making them I did not think they would have much flavor -- I was proved wrong. The olives were great as it helped in giving it a tangy taste. I would definitely do it again. Would make a great lunch meal at work. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It was delicious! Instead of 6 servings I did 3. I also couldn't find the marinara sauce so I used Primavera. I had to add a little bit more sauce over and under the lasagna rolls so it wouldn't burn in the pan. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious These were soooo good and easy to make. I used half of the red pepper that the recipe called for because I thought it would be too spicy for the kids. Came out great. My husband didn't even know it was tofu on the inside which was a plus. These are easy to make and taste wonderful. For the sauce I used Ragu traditional and it complimented the flavors well. Read More